Sydney North Saanich Yacht Club to Host 2 Sail Canada Certified Race Management Training Courses

Race management training

Jan 26, 2016

Sold your boat and still want to stay involved with racing or just want to learn more about sailboat racing and how races are conducted? Here is your chance.

Assistant Race Officer:  February 6, 2016
Club Race Officer:  February 20-21, 2-16

Sydney North Saanich Yacht Club is currently looking to organize a group of individuals interested in participating in the wonderfully satisfying fraternity of race committee. This is a great opportunity for experienced and inexperienced alike. If you are interested you can join in the upcoming Assistant Race Officer and Club Race Officer course’s, where fun happens naturally when race management is priority number 1.

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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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