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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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Lake Ontario 300 2012 – LO300 Yacht Race.

Black Diamond’s 5th Lake Ontario 300, This year, finished 3rd in PHRF 2 Main Duck Fully Crewed Flying Sails and 12th overall PHRF Main Duck Boats. We are very pleased with our results this...

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Black Diamond’s Susan Hood Trophy Race 2012

We had a really fun and good race…Our best performance long distance yet. If you were following my blog, twitter or facebook, you would know by now we ripped our heavier spinnaker, nothing we...

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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 * 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 * 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 * 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...

* VIDEO * Susan Hood Yacht Race 2011 0

* VIDEO * Susan Hood Yacht Race 2011

June 3rd, 2011 This is the “Coolest Race on the Lake” and we mean both Cold and Hip type of Cool ! The water is still blistering cold after a long Canadian Winter. Hyperthermia could...

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Black Diamond – LO300 Menu

Saturday Lunch – Pulled-Pork Sandwiches Dinner – BBQ Chevapi with Potato Salad and Tomato Onion Salad with Feta Sunday Breakfast – Bacon or Sausage and Egg on an English Muffin Lunch – Tuna and/or...

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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,...

Saturday 3 Hours into the Lake Ontario 300 Race 2

Saturday 3 Hours into the Lake Ontario 300 Race

We found our way, and are catching the fleet. My guess is we are about mid fleet. but still behind our division. We are cruising at 8 to 9 knots, and hit a top...

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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...

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Hot Racing in Charleston

Forecast Bodes Well For Hot Racing Dozens of different boat designs will race in thirteen divisions on four courses, but one thing all racing boats have in common is the need for wind, and...

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Black Diamond Finishes Off-Shore Yacht Race

The Black Diamond crew is back safely in Toronto (My self, Paul Thornton, Rick, Mark and Monica Doedens)…We had a lot of fun, and a great race. We were competing against professional sailors, hard...