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Hurricane Matthew Boat Relocation and Preparations 0

Out running Cat 5 Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Boat Preparations on a mooring.

October 1st, 2016, Hurricane Matthew cometh. Which became a CAT 5 hurricane, while were relocating Black Diamond. The boat was in Freeport, Bahamas at the time, and Hurricane Matthew was barreling down right for...

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Sailing Rode’s Pod cast interview with the Radonic’s about Black Diamond their Ocean Performance Cruiser.

Follow this link to listen to the Sailing Rode’s interview with Ed & Roxane Radonic about their experiences ocean cruising and racing Black Diamond. The interview with Ed & Roxane starts at about 16:30...

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Shark Attack in the Bahamas!

Sharks Attacks in the Bahamas The Bahamas have many species of sharks that can be found in different regions and islands of the Bahamas. Next to Florida and South Africa, it is the second...

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Baking aBoard Black Diamond!

Baking aBoard Black Diamond! Yes it is possible to bake aboard your boat, and it is easier than you think. My wife Roxane has baked all sorts of goodies for us; Birthday Cakes, Cup...

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Island Hopping with Mega Yachts – Bahamas

Island Hopping in the Bahamas Island hopping in the Bahamas, especially in the Exumas and Abacos chain of islands are very enjoyable and relaxing. There a literally hundreds of islands to explore and the...

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Black Point, Exuma, Bahamas

Black Point is one of the largest out island settlements in the Exumas. Having said that, the population is still very small. I am not certain what it is exactly, but I would say...

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Conch Salad

  Here is everything you need to know about making Conch Salad, and then how to feed the Sting Ray after wards..   In Elizabeth Harbour, you will find Georgetown at the main land,...

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A week in Georgetown, Exuma, Bahamas

I think I’ll let the pictures do the talking in this blog post.     We spent a week in Georgetown with my parents, while we waited on Roxane to arrive on Saturday. We...

Final Offshore leg to the Bahamas. 0

Final Offshore leg to the Bahamas.

 ** Video, at the bottom of post ** We were only 380nm to Little San Salvador Island. The winds were predicted to subside a little bit and possibly to almost a dead calm. If this...

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Rogue Wave

  We just got swamped by a rogue wave! The wind was picking up and we were hitting 12 knots of boat speed. We put a reef in the main and the jib. Consistent waves/swells...

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Catskills to New York City.

Black Diamond and Fortune’s Favour will be buddy boating down the Hudson this week and then offshore to the Bahamas. We have arrived today late evening by train from Toronto to Catskills. Today is...