The day after the Round the Island race, I finally got the chance to see Black Diamond in the flesh alongside at the harbour master's pontoon at Warsash. Greg and crew hadn't surfaced when we rowed down for breakfast, but she was unmistakable even from a distance.
The YM Diamond class has a strong following in Australia and given Greg's creditable performance in the RtI race it's easy to see why.
For a 30 foot stripped down racing keel boat that looks like a comfortable and reasonably well protected cockpit.
Later on we caught up with Greg and crew Hugo as they were preparing to recover Black Diamond onto her trailer for the journey back to the east coast.
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