Because our business is weather-dependent, we have to admit we spend a lot of time

frustrated by the weather. However, for all of those days when there’s not enough wind or not much light, days like the first day of J105 North Americans make up for it. It wasn’t even that windy, but 10-15 knots of breeze and an incredibly high pressure day made for some terrific photography conditions off of Marblehead. And to top it off, the fleet raced a very long triangle course for the second race of the day. This course didn’t turn out to be very popular with competitors (too long, difficult to find the marks, too much of a navigator race), but it was popular with photographers! We had 40 J105s sailing directly at us under spinnaker- on both downwind legs! See the photos here.