Like to LEARN to CRUISE in this SETTING?

St. Francis

St. Francis

SPECIAL OFFER – For a WANNA BE CRUISING Couple! $3,000 – ONLY $1,500 per person. Or Book the whole boat for $5,000! Add another couple for only $2,000.

Black Diamond Yachts currently has a booking for one cabin, and we have one more cabin available for the right couple. This is a sailing/learning holiday. Ideal for any couple who wishes to gain experience cruising in warmer latitudes. Maybe you are thinking about bare boating, or taking your own boat down some day. 6 Nights and 7 days, 3-6 hours of sailing, passage making each day, will include one night passage, each day at a different island in the Bahamas. The two couples will have hands on experience and will conduct all work on boat, with coaching from the captain. Including; Helming, Sail Raising, Sail Drops, Sail Changes, Sail Trim, Route Planning, Navigation by paper and chart plotting instruments, Weather forecasting visually and by Sirius Sat Instruments, VHF communications, weather broadcasts, Anchoring as a couple, hand signals, operation of windlass, anchor bridal, choosing suitable location for anchoring, anchor drops and raises, currents, tides, surges, rip tides, safely entering and exiting keys and cuts, dingy operation, securing to land and boat, boat maintenance and repair, groundings how to avoid and safely free vessel, picking up mooring balls, docking in tides on non-floating docks, provisioning, cooking, baking bread on board and much much more.

If you are interested please contact me as soon as possible, as only one cabin is available.

Photo taken of where the boat is currently moored, Captain Ed and Alexander pictured on the dock!

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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