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 sailing speed of 10.5 knots. The FIS tracking has not send a signal for over 2 hours, and is showing we have not rounded the first mark. However we are well off the Toronto Beaches, almost to the scarborough bluffs.

Some of the crew is having a cat nap on the rail, had our first drinks and really enjoying this perfect sailing weather. God has been good to us with this wind. 15 to 23 knots, right on a broad reach to a beam reach, which is what this boat loves, and we are sailing directly the rhum line to Main Duck Island. The GPS is saying we will arrive in 12 hours at this speed. But I know that won’t happen the wind will die down and shift tonight. But lets enjoy it while we can

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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2 Responses

  1. meghan and hailey says:

    Glad to hear you had a good start. Sounds inviting to siesta on the deck. Happy sailing.

  2. Roxane Radonic says:

    You are about mid-fleet – not too far behind. You are keeping up very well! Spinnaker is flying I assume? Thomas and Alexander are having fun tracking you guys.
    Post some pictures if you can and let us know what you are eating!

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