Simply Sailing School – Sailing Lessons in Vancouver, BC

Simply Sailing

Simply Sailing school is the fastest growing school on the West Coast, offering the entire range of keel boat sailing: From day sailing programs, to more advanced sailing including offshore sailing across the Pacific from Maui to Vancouver. Last year more than 20% of all basic & intermediate Sail Canada students in BC came through this program.

Simply Sailing is a Vancouver based, Sail Canada (CYA) registered sailing school. Our approach to sailing is simple: Hands on learning on local waters on a forgiving boat. Taking sailing lessons will give you an opportunity to explore the exciting world of sailing and become your own Captain.
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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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