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Left: Blue Haven Marina on Provo is the
perfect layover for mega yachts
repositioning either north or south.
Left Below: Bespoke umbrellas and
useful directions are part of the charm
of Grace Bay's Beach House.
Below: Haute Cuisine is a given on
these sophisticated islands. Witness the
entree at Opus.

a sweating Turk's Head Lager. And this
place has one of the best views of any
restaurant I have ever patronized.
"Nice view," says our driver, grinning
and pointing at the beach below. "Even
better, couple of months ago. Did a
Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoot right
there. Mm."
But it's not just the views that strike
me about this particular hideaway.
It's evidence of a culinary culture that

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woos suitors worldwide.
Consider the Opus, nestled amid lush
gardens sheltered by tropical trees glittering with holiday lights, elegant stone
balustrades marking different sections.
Consider a filet of Black Angus, seared
yellow fin tuna with mushroom ragout.
Or go democratic - dine on traditional
dishes and soak up both local flavour and
tunes to go with it at the weekly Island
Fish Fry down by the Bight, where

makeshift booths exude columns of jerkinfused blue smoke.
How does one resist such a multitude
of allures?
Countless Canadians can't.
We do lunch one day with Alan
Lawley, director of Villa Del Mar, a luxury
enclave just off the beach, an oasis that
was rated Hotel of the Year. He's both
generous and accommodating - easily as
welcoming as the resort he manages.
Hardly surprising, his hospitality.
He's from Cape Breton. Lunch was lovingly prepared by his wife Pam Eye, a
sous chef at Ocean Club West's Seaside
Café. She, too, is from Atlantic Canada.
"You can't swing a cat without hitting a
Canadian here," says Canadian travel
writer and frequent visitor Sue Campbell.
Two sisters from Toronto own Manta
House and Sandbar Restaurant on
Grand Turk, an Ontarian owns Coco
Bistro. Da Conch Shack is Canadianowned, as is Ports of Call Resort and
Shopping Centre. Guess who developed
Gansevoort, a five-star beach resort?
Golfing? Three staffers at Provo Golf
Club are Canadian.
And that's just the beginning.
The Turks and Caicos are already
almost Canadian, I reflect to myself, lazing surfside back at Bohio.
Almost Canadian. Almost Caribbean.
And almost heaven. *

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting April 2017

Vantage Point: Celebrating Canada’s 150th
Galley Guys: Near-Beer off the Pier
Club Profile: Cedar Island Yacht Club
Travel Destination: Victoria International Marina
Seamanship: Top Dead Centre
Cruising Destination: Northern Georgian Bay
International Cruising Destination: Almost Canadian, Almost Caribbean
Sail Review: Leopard 45
Power Review: Carver 52 Command Bridge
The Port Hole
Trailering Part 1: Trouble-free Towing
Crossing the Line: Let’s Make the America’s Cup Great Again
Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Cover1
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Vantage Point: Celebrating Canada’s 150th
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Galley Guys: Near-Beer off the Pier
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Club Profile: Cedar Island Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Travel Destination: Victoria International Marina
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Cruising Destination: Northern Georgian Bay
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