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Tagged: Ocean

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...

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...

* VIDEO * Volvo Ocean Race – In Port Races – 2012 0

* VIDEO * Volvo Ocean Race – In Port Races – 2012

  Volvo Ocean Racing… In Port Races for 2012 Full One and Half hours each, amazing, around the buoys in 70 foot Volvos.. In Alacante, Spain watch?v=Er98ogArEiw In Cape Town, South Africa watch?v=lbsDzrXnCAA In...

* VIDEO * New York to Florida, Offshore Non-Stop, Tropical Storm. 1

* VIDEO * New York to Florida, Offshore Non-Stop, Tropical Storm.

Just after Hurricane season Nov. 1st 2008, we left New York City, offshore, for a non-stop trip to Florida. We arrived in Jacksonville, Florida, in 5 days and 3 hours non-stop ocean passage. We...

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Jacksonville to St. Augustines, Florida

Dec. 3rd, 2008 Florida is experiencing a bit of a cold spell this week. We actually had to turn the heat on in the boat last night! We can’t complain too much considering that...

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The Kennedy Space Center

Dec 5th, 2008 We stopped the boat at a marina so we could rest over night. Then we rented a car, so we can go to the Kennedy Space Center. They had cool games...

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Arriving in Jacksonville, Florida

  We left the house this morning at 3:30AM, and arrived without problems to the boat by noon. We are just getting organized, and resting up. Tomorrow we plan to do some grocery shopping,...