After a fabulous day on the water for the JP Morgan Round the Island race at the end of June with around 1600 yachts sailing the circumference of the Isle of Wight in good fair winds, with a comfortable sea and beautiful light, time to reflect of the weeks ahead.
From this weekend I will be photographing for the British Classic Yacht Club and their annual regatta in the Solent which is part of the Panerai Classic Yacht series. There are some magnificent yachts here at the moment and the classics are awesome to watch with no let by the skippers and crew just because of the yacht's age that's for sure. This includes a Round the Island race on the Monday which will enable great views from the shoreline for spectators.
The following week is the Bi Centenary regatta of the Royal Yacht Squadron based in Cowes where old and new yachts mix in a series of races which will be spectacular. There is also a round the island race on 29th July for these yachts also. I will be out there following them around in my chartered RIB. I won't be around for the next bi-centenary so I shall try and make the most of it! Images from these events may be viewed here : Photo Sailing Events
Mixed in with the sailing are a couple of workshops, one for novices and one majoring on macro photography for the more experienced. (Photo Workshops
)Hard work but all good fun to keep me grounded hopefully.