The Tall Ships Grace Midland and Penetanguishene

Tall Ships in Midland

On the weekend of August 24-25, 2013 the Town of Midland on Southern Georgian Bay welcomed the TALL SHIPS  1812 Tour, presented by Redpath with the arrival of a fleet of magnificent vessels.  This exciting weekend was an outstanding celebration of marine heritage in the region with many other land based events, exhibits, entertainment and activities taking place.  The ships anchored for boarding both at the Midland Harbour as well as at Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene.

Photos Courtesy of Midland Mirror and Terri Hodgson

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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