* VIDEO * Wild Sail on Lake Ontario, Delivery to Sackets Harbour, NY.

Paul Benninger & I are delivering Black Diamond to Sackets Harbour on the US side near the St. Lawrence 24 hours away. We are leaving her there for winter service. We leave tonight at about 10pm ETA tomorrow 10pm. Sea state last night was 10 footers wind on nose, thank God, it clocked around wind on Starboad Quarter stern. Should be a nice ride.
Update: Top Surf Speed 12.9 knots! Passed Scotch Bonnet more than an hour ago. About 10 hours in.
Update: 3 hours from Main Duck, means we’ll pass Main Duck Island,  9 hours faster than the LO300 race last year with Spinnaker. We are obviously only white delivery sails today, sustained winds 30 knots, upto 10 footers.
UPDATE: Just hit 15.1 knots…Ed
UPDATE: Made it in record time, arrived 6:30pm,  21 hours, sails already taken down. Enjoyed a great dinner at Tin Pan Galley, my favorite restaurant!UPDATE: You can see our live track here.
Roller coaster ride. 14 ++ Kt. WoW.Displacement haul…. Not while Psycho Ed is captain. He is planing that sucker. – Enjoy Rob Rumble

I’m stuck in a hole (at my desk) – no wind doing 0 knots. Haven’t moved in hours. – Ric Doedens

While you are doing your warranty repairs in Sacket Harbor, maybe you want also to let them re-calibrate your instruments properly…LOL! – Ivan

Doing 1knt around a pool with a jack hammer but a nice view of the lake here on waters edge!!!! – Ken Bruce15.1 knots – that’s unbelievable !! – Fred Azouz

I know your joking Ivan, but it’s accurate. On GPS. Sustained speeds of 9-10 knots, those were surfing speeds. Record was in the Atlantic 19.5 knots surfing 25 footer in 60 knot winds. I have witnesses!  – Psycho Skipper Ed
My underwear confirmded that speed on the Ocean LOL – Craig Russell
Just hit 20 Kts on my mountain bike on a bike trail in Edmonton. Would rather be sailing. Fair seas and following winds. – Paul Thornton
Congratulations glad you guys are safe …..will miss you at pcyc saturday night!!! I’ll have a libation for you. – Ken Bruce
Glad you are safe!  – Ross Rodgers
Nice passage Ed.  Vmg is pretty good here tonight. 1 ltr of rum in 3 hrs!  – Glenn Butt
Congratulations to the Captain and crew ! Tania

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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