Race the Cape 2016: July 18 to 24

Race the cape 2016


Feb 22, 2016

Race the Cape is an event, a sailing regatta, for boaters, their families and friends that unfolds over a week each July on Cape Breton Island. Now in its fourth year Race the Cape is seven days of challenging point-to-point sail racing, both inland and coastal ocean. There are five legs of up to 40 nautical miles through the island’s amazing Bras d’Or Lakes and along Cape Breton’s rugged Atlantic coast.

Regatta co-ordinator, Jennifer Rowe tells us registration is ahead of last year and it looks like the event is likely to continue to grow. Check out www.racethecape.com

Register here:  http://www.racethecape.ca/the-race/race-registration/







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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