2010 Lake Ontario 300, LO300, Photos of Black Diamond.

Hear are some photos I have found on the web of our boat from various web sites.

Heading to the start with our brand new sails. After the race, they looked like 2 year old sails.

Her Honourable Major Hazel of Mississauga.

Black Diamond under full main & spinnaker.

The Storm approaches behind us.

The Main Dock morning of race. You can see our bowman Tim up the mast making final adjustments.

Our Crew!

Crew from Left to Right; Glen Butt, Nilson Ruiz, Artem, Ed Radonic, Dan and Tim.

We removed our ice machine from the boat, we enjoyed 1/2 inch hail instead!

Reach to the start under main only.

Tim getting ready to hoist the new jib.

Tim & Artem discussing tactics at the mast.

Pre Start positioning.

Approaching the start.

Bow Man Tim reading the start line.

Giving the Helmsman a thumbs up for the start.


Spinnaker up and wind picking up.

You can see the storm clouds and rain pouring in the distance.

Rounding Gibralter Point on the Western part of Toronto Island.

Mark Rounding at Gibralter

Another neat shot.

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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  1. SRW says:

    Beautiful photos ! I especially like the action shots of her heeled right over on the rail.


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