The outlook was bleak this morning as we arrived in Jamestown, RI to take photos of the NYYC Annual Regatta’s Around the Island Race. The forecast for 5 knots had held. But the start was postponed about 45 minutes and it was worth the wait; the glassy water turned to whitecaps as the seabreeze filled in. With bright sun, interesting background scenery and a decent amount of wind, what more can a photographer ask for? How about the fastest, newest boats to photograph…Puma, the new Moneypenny, Bella Mente, Rambler, and many more.
Today’s course was clockwise around Conanicut Island (Jamestown), just like last year. This year visibility was a lot better and we are much more familiar with the area, but where’s the challenge there?..
The Around the Island Race photos are a must see. Check them out here:
The New York Yacht Club regattas are always great ones to photograph and we are big fans of hanging out in Newport, but we had to head back to Connecticut this afternoon. Saturday we head to Larchmont to photograph 2008 Vanguard 15 Nationals for Sailing World Magazine. This regatta is the biggest V15 Nationals in history, with over 100 boats entered. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for some breeze like today’s.