Penetanguishene Power & Sail Squadron’s Courses in Boating – Fall 2012

Boating Basics Course
We offer the Boating Basics as a four day course one night per week to obtain the PLEASURE CRAFT OPERATOR CARD.
Starting: October 30th at a cost of $60.

Boating Essentials Course
We offer the BOATING ESSENTIALS course for novice and experienced boaters alike. The total duration is 10 nights, one night per week (7:00pm to 9:00pm). This course will give you the knowledge to operate a boat safely with confidence.
Starting: December 4th at the cost of $200.

Or you can take both the BOATING BASICS and the BOATING ESSENTIALS at the cost of $235.

Maritime Radio CVHF Course
Our next VHF course to obtain a restricted operator's certificate (ROC maritime with DSC endorsement) will Start April 2nd and 16th from 7-9 Registration for this Radio course is March 19 and 26 from 7-8 PM at the Penetanguishene Secondary School Library. Self study or challenge exams also available by request.
Contact Mike for more information at 705-549-5694.

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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