- About Radonic
- Vessel Make/ model
- Jeanneau 39i Performance
- Vessel Name
- Black Diamond VI
- Toronto, Ont. Canada
- Marketing Professional
- I have been boating for over 25 years, at the age of 44, this is more than half of my life time. Starting out with a number of smaller power boats, then switching to sail about 12 years ago. I have sailed various boats from wind surfers, dinghies (lasers), keel boats from 26 to 45 foot yachts.
Currently about 20,000 Nautical miles of experience.
I live in the area of Toronto Canada and sail mostly on Lake Ontario. I have been racing yachts for the past 10 years. I have also entered many long distance races such as the Fort Lauderdale to Charleston, completed in 2 days 8 hours, we received 4th place in division, 8 minutes in PHRF behind a 3rd place trophy. Then 6 times finishing the Susan Hood, a 75 mile over night race, 6 times entered in the Lake Ontario 300 the worlds longest fresh water race, a 308 knotical mile race around the perimeter of Lake Ontario. My crew and I on Black Diamond finished in under 2 days. Our best placing was 3rd in division, and 12th overall in PHRF for the entire LO300 fleet of almost 200 boats.
Multiple, deliveries of yachts back up to Canada from the Bahamas and the Caribbean, we entered in a couple of interesting races along the way, one from Fort Lauderdale to Charleston described as a sled ride up the gulf stream, the Charleston race week regatta series and the New Year’s Day Staniel Cay Regatta in the Exumas, Bahamas. This race we came in 2nd over entire fleet, only lost by a few minutes in a 2 hour race to a 47 footer. This was a boat for boat race, no PHRF scoring.
Blue water experience include yacht deliveries multiple deliveries of yachts from the BVI’s and the Bahamas to New York City. These deliveries are non-stop, thousands of miles. We crossed parts of the Bermuda Triangle, and during most of the delivery were over 200 miles offshore. The delivery of Black Diamond a 40 foot Jeanneau racer/cruiser has been delivered to New York City and then offshore to Florida and the Bahamas from Toronto, Canada. This delivery from NYC to Florida was completed 100 miles offshore, for a distance of over a 1000 miles non-stop to Jacksonville, Florida. Completed in what might be a cruisers record of 5 days 3 hours non-stop offshore. This fall my family and I added another 500 miles of sailing throughout much of the Bahamas. Spending months aboard Black Diamond sailing the Abacos, Nassau and the Exumas. I then sailed the boat back to New York, completely offshore, entered a few races along the way, and back to Toronto through the Hudson River and Erie Canal. During the 2009 season, we sailed Black Diamond off the dock 148 different days out of 365, winning the Vacant Dock award the second year in a row.
2011, Completed the delivery of friends boat Tracey & Nilson Ruiz, from Tortoal, BVI to New York in 13 days.
2013, Delivery of Black Diamond from NYC to Georgetown Exumas, Bahamas in 6.5 days.