Family Island Regatta in George Town Exumas, Bahamas 2009

After leaving the boat on the mooring for a couple of months, we returned for a few weeks in March break. Found the boat safe and sound as we left her. I recommend this mooring 100% for anyone leaving their boat for any extended period of time.

We made it back just in time for the annual Family Island Regatta in George Town. In addition to the traditional around the island race, there all kinds of activities for the adults and kids alike. Beach Volley ball, scavenger hunt, kids coconut hunt races in the lagoon and much much more.

During this time of the year, you will find upwards of 300 boats in harbour, and the population of George Town increases by over a thousand people. Much of this population are families with kids. This is a big deal for the local economy. You’ll find local surveyors go out weekly in their dinghy counting the number of boats in the harbour and report to the local business. Based on this survey they can predict the type of business they might have and how to stock the local stores.



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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