Oh Happy Day

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September 14, 2014 posted by admin

September 14, 2014

Fantastic DAY!  I completed the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean written and verbal exam……and was SUCCESSFUL!  I now officially hold the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean certification.  Oh Happy Day!

 

Diane

One down and One to go

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September 13, 2014 posted by admin

September 13, 2014

What a fantastic week.  The first part of this two part journey is complete.  I have successfully passed my Yachtmaster Offshore exams along with my two sailing partners Doug and Christian.  We all passed nicely and what a great bunch of guys to be on course with.  We were a fantastic cohesive and happy team through all the trials and tribulations.  Thanks guys!  So it’s back to studying for me today and tomorrow I write a three hour exam and do a two hour verbal exam to try to pass the Yachtmaster Ocean.  Celestial navigation at it’s best!

Diane 

Halifax RYA

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September 6, 2014 posted by admin

September 6, 2014
Arrived in Chester Basin safe and sound. I’ve even had a little wander over to the Marina to see Michaela our fantastic Hallberg Rassy for the next week. Class starts tomorrow. I’ve been working on the local charts, doing homework and reviewing all my study work from the last two months. Even had a chance to sample some of the local cuisine!

 

Diane Reid

Project Wild this weekend

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June 13, 2014 posted by admin
June 13, 2014
Here comes the weekend! This weekend I’ll be sharing my Saturday with Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders. We’re taking a workshop with the Canadian Wildlife Federation called Project Wild. As a sailing instructor I am going to learn how to incorporate wildlife and water into my classes. As a sailor I am going to learn more about the beautiful oceans and it’s creatures and how to be more considerate of them when I am racing. I’ll be doing it all alongside the students that I have been teaching Pleasure Craft Operator Card this winter!
Photo: Here comes the weekend!  This weekend I'll be sharing my Saturday with Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders.  We're taking a workshop with the Canadian Wildlife Federation called Project Wild.  As a sailing instructor I am going to learn how to incorporate wildlife and water into my classes.  As a sailor I am going to learn more about the beautiful oceans and it's creatures and how to be more considerate of them when I am racing.  I'll be doing it all alongside the students that I have been teaching Pleasure Craft Operator Card  this winter!<br /><br /><br />
http://cwf-fcf.org/en/discover-wildlife/education/for-educators/project-wild.html
Diane

Wow!

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March 13, 2014 posted by admin

March 13, 2014
This just gets me soooo excited! Makes me miss France for sure. But don’t worry……we won’t be training in these conditions on the Advanced Cruising Course I’m teaching in April~~~ Can’t WAIT to get back on the water~~~~

Click on the picture to see what it’s all about!

Advanced Cruising Tortola

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March 3, 2014 posted by admin

 

Want to warm up and take your Advanced Cruising?  Come to Tortola with me and take your Advanced Cruising on a Delphia 40. I’ll be teaching the course while we sail from Tortola to Miami. There’s a second Advanced Cruising course then from Miami to New York….all at the end of April. Send me a message or call me to get the details and book. 416-878-2677
Diane

Terry McLaughlin

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March 1, 2014 posted by admin

March 1, 2014
Congratulations to all the winners last night and to Sail Canada for such an amazing event!

Terry McLaughlin was the winner of the Rolex Sailor of the year award. Truly a well deserved moment And no…..I didn’t die in my high heeled shoes, but I could often be found with them stashed under the table and not on my feet!

Diane

Yikes!

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February 28, 2014 posted by admin

February 28, 2014
Tonight’s mission……to not die while wearing these!

Yes, there is a dress to go along with it. I can’t remember the last time either were cracked out of the closet!  Looking forward to toasting Canada’s awesome sailors tonight at the Sail Canada Rolex Awards    :-)

Diane

Rolex Sailor Awards

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February 25, 2014 posted by admin

February 25, 2014
Break out your best party dress…the Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards are this Friday February 28, 2014. Don’t miss out on applauding our incredible sailors at this prestigious event. See you there!
http://www.sailing.ca/events/sail_canada_rolex_sailor_of_the_year/

Diane

Learn Racing at Humber

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February 20, 2014 posted by admin

February 20, 2013

Learn basic keelboat racing with me at Humber Sailing and Powerboating Centre, starting this Saturday! I’m offering a Sail Canada Basic Keelboat Racing theory program. You even get a credit toward the summer on water course and an educational tax credit!


Ah, just the thought of it reminds me doing training in France :-)

http://www.humber.ca/sailing/