When the weather’s right, NYYC Annual Regatta’s Around the Island Race might just be my favorite event to photograph of all time. Which helps, since with Friday’s perfect conditions, we spent four hours photographing the 100 boats circumnavigating Conanicut Island without even affording the spare time to take a drink of water. The race is so great because of the intermixing of modern and classic yachts, the dozens of interesting backgrounds for photos, and the fact that all the crews are just having a good time. Perfect weather helps with that as well. Check out the photo highlights here.