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Tagged: Lake Ontario

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2013 Lake Ontario 300 Yacht Race (LO300)

Black Diamond’s 6th entry in the Lake Ontario 300… Last year was our best performance, with a 3rd in division, and 12th overall in PHRF. We were hoping to outdo that performance this year,...

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Diamond Girls First Race of the Season

Diamond Girls, is an all female racing crew comprised, of women of the Port Credit Yacht Club. Some own boats with their husbands, some don’t, some have sailed, some have never sailed. But they...

* VIDEO * Line Squall Hits our Wednesday Night Around the Bouys Race 0

* VIDEO * Line Squall Hits our Wednesday Night Around the Bouys Race

It was a beautiful summer July Wednesday night at the Port Credit Yacht Club in Mississauga near Toronto, on Lake Ontario.  About 25 or so boats came out to what was going to be...

* VIDEO * Wild Sail on Lake Ontario, Delivery to Sackets Harbour, NY. 0

* VIDEO * Wild Sail on Lake Ontario, Delivery to Sackets Harbour, NY.

Paul Benninger & I are delivering Black Diamond to Sackets Harbour on the US side near the St. Lawrence 24 hours away. We are leaving her there for winter service. We leave tonight at about...

* VIDEO * PCYC Director’s Race 2011 0

* VIDEO * PCYC Director’s Race 2011

The Annual Port Credit Yacht Club, PCYC Director’s Race takes place usually in October. This year we had perfect conditions, a beautiful sailing day. Director’s of the club race against the members, I might...

* VIDEOS * Port Credit Yacht Club Family Cruise to Fifty Point. 1

* VIDEOS * Port Credit Yacht Club Family Cruise to Fifty Point.

The Port Credit Yacht Club Cruise Committee organizes many club cruises throughout the year. This is the first year for the club cruise committee to organize family centric cruises. Our family the Radonic’s volunteered...

Alex with his new pet for a couple of hours. 0

Gananoque, Ontario

  We spent an evening in Gananoque, strolled the town, had dinner in a Checkoslovakian Resturant, Schnitzel… Not nearly as good as Hungarian. The kids spent the day fishing, and Alex caught a 24+ inch...

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Anchored in the Navy Islands.

  We dinghy boated, hiked, swam off the boat many times and baked bread! So far we anchored out a couple of nights in some beautiful bays in the Navy Islands. This was the first...

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Cape Vincent, New York

We had a great sail from Sackets Harbor to Cape Vincent, up wind most of the way, and arrived within 4 hours. There are a few free dockets that you can stay out. The...

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Main Duck Island, Lake Ontario

Did not want to waste any valuable days travelling, so off we go. Left Cobourg at 10pm, nice motor sail, by 8:30am we were just outside Main Duck Island. We are travelling in sort...

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A day at the Beach in Cobourg

Kids love the waves at the beach in Cobourg! We spent a fun fill day here. We will leave tonight at 9:30pm, due to arrive on the US side in Cape Vincent by 10:00am...

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Lake Ontario 300 – 2011 our 4th go at it…

Black Diamond a Jeanneau 39i Performance Cruiser will be making its 4th go around on the Lake Ontario 300 in 2011. The first two attempts were successfully completed, our personal record time of 2...

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Finish of the Lake Ontario 300

We finished the LO300 Monday night at 11:57PM North American EST time. Just 3 min. before Tuesday, so we can claim we came in on Monday. ; ) Thats 2 days 12 hours 57...

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Lake Ontario 300 Photos 2009

The first photos uploaded from Black Diamond live during the race….Will French went up the mast to release a stuck tickler and to look for wind. America’s Cup style!      

Day 3, Lake Ontario 300 1

Day 3, Lake Ontario 300

We went out into the lake last night, might have been a bad move. The inshore guys made time on us. Scotch Rocks passed us. But our forecast called for more wind offshore, plus...

After Noon Day 2, Lake Ontario 300 1

After Noon Day 2, Lake Ontario 300

We are holding are own in our fleet. We are happy with the results. Much better than last year. We did not expect to come near the top 5 of this division. Last year...

Day 2, Sunday, Lake Ontario 300 Update 2

Day 2, Sunday, Lake Ontario 300 Update

We we did a good job going out to the middle of the lake, had good wind all night, and did not get wet at all. The boats that stayed in had similar wind,...

Lake Ontario 300 Start 0

Lake Ontario 300 Start

We hare off, close to 170 boats. We were in the 9th start, at 11:05am. We were over the line 5 mins. early, mis-read the start, and gybed back around. Had a little trouble...