Category: Floridian East Coast

Sailing the coast of Florida 2008/09

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...

* 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...

Black Diamond Finishes Off-Shore Yacht Race 1

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...


Crossing the Gulf Stream to The Bahamas! Spanish Cay & Green Turtle Cay

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 Crossing The Gulf Stream – Florida to The Bahamas Tuesday evening we left the Marina in Fort Lauderdale to cross the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas. The winds were coming...


Fort Lauderdale, Loggerhead Marina, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida will be our staging area for the Gulf Stream Crossing. Saturday December 5, 2008 We left Cape Canaveral after dinner on Friday evening and motor-sailed through the night, doing our regular...


Cape Canaveral- Kennedy Space Center.

Cape Canaveral, December 4 – 5, 2008 We left St. Augustine at 3pm enroute to Cape Canaveral. We decided that it would be best to do our longer distance traveling at night, while the...


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...


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...


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,...

* VIDEO * Rough Sail from New York to Florida 1

* VIDEO * Rough Sail from New York to Florida

A little clip of some rough sailing from New York to Florida offshore the whole way in 5 days 3 hours.