Peterson Cup Cruising Rally, July 23-28, 2016

Peterson Cup

June 22, 2016

Mark Bay (Newcastle & Protection Islands) & Beyond 23 Jul 2016 to 28 Jul 2016
Members $25 / Non-Members N/A
Photo: Ken Christie

Mark your calendar! It is just about time to “up anchor” and join up with a great crowd of fellow adventurers. All BCA members are invited to a unique and fun sailing event in memory of Past Commodore, Lex Peterson, whose legacy is “do it and get out there, BCA sailors, while you still can!” For those who are unsure about what this rally is all about, it is:

First and foremost, a cruising rally for those who are looking for some great local sailing and fun this summer.

Voyage-friendly for single-handers, female skippers, power boaters, and everyone in-between, be they old, young, with kids or without, dreamers, doers and doners!

All about fostering seamanship and friendship for people with an active interest in “inshore” cruising.


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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Sunset off St John

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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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