Nova Scotia Sailors Win National Awards


Feb 6, 2017

All of us here in Nova Scotia knew we had a great 2016 on the water and based on the Sail Canada Awards to be handed out February 4, we did!

Peter Wickwire is a finalist for the Roles Sailor of the Year Award.

The Bronze medal winning Sonar team of Paul Tingley (Halifax), Scott Lutes (Mahone Bay) and Logan Campbell (Sask) are also Rolex finalists and will win the Male Sailors of the Year award.

Stuart McCrea will capture the Gerry Roufs award for Offshore Sailor of the Year.

Georgia Lewin-LaFrance is named the Female Youth Athlete of the year. And the Bedford Basin Yacht Club will be recognized with the Learn to Sail Program of the Year award.

Congratulations everyone!


Neptunus 650F Review

Neptunus 650F 400

By Andy Adams

Over the years Canadian Yachting has had the pleasure of doing several boat review articles on new Neptunus models and we are familiar with the qualities that Neptunus is famous for. They have all been exceptional yachts, but this is the one I would most want to own myself. It’s a personal choice and a matter of taste as to whether you would prefer to have a sedan express model or a flybridge but in my opinion, the flybridge layout offers some wonderful attributes.

We met with Neptunus Managing Director Jan Willem De Jong this past fall to take the new Neptunus 650F out in Lake Ontario. 

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The Other Virgin Islands

Sunset off St John

By Mark Stevens

I was first seduced by the United States Virgin Islands during a ferry ride from St. Thomas to Tortola to begin one of our earliest British Virgin Islands charters nearly twenty years ago.

A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

Clearing Pillsbury Sound, surrounded by voluptuous emerald mountains as the ferry sliced through royal blue waters, I was struck by the unspoiled ambiance of St. John, the island gliding past our starboard beam and the irresistible charm of a village called Cruz Bay visible from our quarter stern.

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