Beautiful classic boat Black Diamond celebrates her Golden Jubilee in this, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.
Skipper Greg is a veteran of the event, having completed the RTIR 2011 on the trimaran Strontium Dog. The rest of the crew are first-timers in the Solent. As is Black Diamond herself.
To make things even more fun, and because just getting round the gruelling RTIR in a 30-foot, 50-year-old plywood boat isn’t quite enough of a challenge, we’re adding another dimension . . .
A musical one!
So, to celebrate the fact that Black Diamond Accordions are ‘The Only Range of Musical Instruments Named After a Boat’, Greg and fellow crew-member James Delarre of the fabulous folk-rock band Mawkin will be playing Black Diamond Accordions and Melodeons at every possible opportunity, both ashore and afloat.
The RNLI depends entirely on donations.
OUR JUSTGIVING PAGE IS AT www.justgiving.com/BlackDiamond.
All donations to the life-saving work of the RNLI will be very gratefully received.
Here are some pics of Black Diamond, along with some amazing photos of previous Round the Island races, and a few additional snippets of info relating to this madcap musical/sailing adventure: