Lewin-LaFrance & Gillis Finish 6th at Youth Worlds

Youth Worlds


Jan 11, 2018

Georgia Lewin-LaFrance and Madeline Gillis from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron posted the best ever finish for a Canadian boat in the International 420 class at the Youth World Sailing Championships when they finished in 6th place at the event held in China in early December. 25 countries took part in the class.

In the Boys Laser Radial event, Ryan Anderson also from RNSYS finished in 16th place in the 51-boat fleet. Other NS results included Pat Wilson and Arie Moffatt 14th in the I420 and Helen and Theodora Horanjic 11th in the Nacra 15 fleet.

Team Leader for the event was Agustin Ferrario, who leads the race team program at RNSYS.

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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