Squamish Open Annual Regatta 2014


This year celebrates the 35th running of the Squamish Open Annual Regatta hosted by the Squamish Yacht Club.
Some say that it is the best kept secret on the West Coast, but it is definitely the regatta with the most consistent winds, most spectacular venue, and arguably the wildest party in the Pacific Northwest.

SOAR is proud to be an event on the BMW Championship Series and member of the Vancouver Area Racing Council (VARC).

New for 2014, and in celebration of the event’s 35th anniversary, SOAR is proud to be part of the first annual festival: Squamish Wind. The festival will see open air concerts, gear swaps, artwork, kiteboarding, paddling, canoe racing and more. Fun for the whole family with up to 4000 attendees.

You don’t want to miss it!  


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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