Sail Canada Courses

Sail Canada
Gone Sailing Adventures offers a number of courses beyond the basic introductory sail.  If you are interested in learning how to handle a 37′ yacht then enroll in Basic Keelboat Cruising this is offered in 3 different formats
    Over two weekends
    Monday-Friday days
    Monday/Wednesday evenings
Check out the schedule online and use the coupon code newsletter for $50 savings.
For those more advanced sailors, step up your game to a live-aboard course and gain the experience required to Bareboat a charter in the Caribbean.  This course is offered Monday-Friday in both May and September. 
For those of you who just wish to learn to sail from a computer, try some of the online courses offered through Nautic-Ed the world’s most advanced online sailing education available.

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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