2009 Yacht Racing Season

A few photos from this years Yacht Racing Season.


At the Starting Line just after the Gun! – Photo By Bob Thayer (c) Copyright 2009


Spinnaker Start of the LO300 mile race, Notice Black Spin, Fully Crewed, Photo by Rod Chalmers www.yachtshots.ca (c) Copyright 2009


Making gains on competitors – Photo by Bob Thayer (c) Copyright 2009


I love this shot, Very regal and graceful, Thanks Bob! Photo by Bob Thayer (c) Copyright 2009


Wendy & Gord long time Fans, Tanya a recent PCYC learn to sail graduate. Lets not forget Artyem trimming the jib.


Black Diamond showing off their new Crew Shirts sponsored by RadonicRodgers Design+Marketing.

Blk-Dmn Lightwind

Ghosting in the Sunset. Photo by Bob Thayer (c) Copyright 2009


Rail Meat – Photo by Bob Thayer (c) Copyright 2009


Rail Meat all line up and doing their job.


Skipper Ed and Our Beloved Coach Andrew McAllister – Thanks Andrew for all your help the last couple of years! The drinking tips came in handy.

Finally the haul out….She rests for the winter after 148 days of sailing in 1 year!

s/v Black Diamond

With almost 30,000 Nautical miles of experience and 1,800+ sea days and nights on the water. (1,800 sea days is like 5 years on the water, 365 days a year!) I am an RYA Skipper and ICC International Competent Captain, currently working on my RYA Yacht Master with a Commercial endorsement for a 200 ton vessel. My qualifications include; MED A2 Emergency Safety at Sea, Helicopter Rescue, Life raft deployment and use, Offshore Rescue and Fire Fighting at Sea, etc, STCW Code A-VI/1-3, Canadian Equivalent Marine First Aid and CPR/AED. I am an Open Water Certified diver and completed various CYA & Canadian Power and Sail Squadron certifications which include Power/Sailboat handling, Seamanship Sail, Piloting/charting, CYA Coastal Navigation, GPS Navigation, Extended Offshore Cruising, VHF Radio operation license and a Toronto Harbour License. I am now providing skippered charters and yacht deliveries globally, including crew positions for offshore passages. However, my specialities are the Bahamas, US East Coast, The Great Lakes, Welland Canal, Erie Canal and the Adriatic Sea, Croatia, looking to add Greece. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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