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2016 Favorite Photos

Another year of great memories.  Here are my favorite photos from 2016:

Las Vegas view from the Stratosphere

Views from the top of the Stratosphere during a trip to Las Vegas

Tulips at the Dallas Arboretum

Tulips at the Dallas Arboretum

Vancamping at Lake Norman

Lightning Races

Lightning sailing on Lake Norman

Glasses and city views as seen from The Boathouse during Lauren & Patrick’s wedding.

Rainbow over Stove Point

Rainbow seen over Stove point during FBYC Offshore Spring Series #3

Memorial Day Weekend: Friday

FBYC Open House Sunflower Raft up

Open House Regatta

6/6 OBX beach

6/7 Manteo

OBX

Sun setting behind hobie on LBI

Laser District 10 Championship

Sunset Cruise aboard Tradition - July 4th Weekend

July 4th

Multnomah Falls - Portland Oregon

Portland Trip

FBYC J/70 Friday Night Series – August 26

Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

11/12 SMU

ECU Football vs SMU

City of Richmond as seen from the Tyler Potterfield Bridge

 

 

Here are the 20152014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 photos.

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2016 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

It was the 35th Anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship and the regatta is finally old enough to be a competitor.  The color coral commemorates a 35th anniversary and the shirts we designed turned out pretty cool:

Regatta tshirt

The first day saw medium winds just into the double digits with mostly clear skies.  In 5 races we had some close competition up top between Gavin O’Hare and Charlie Brewer who both finished the day tied with 20 points.  Mike Schmidt was close behind in the 41 boat fleet.

Alain and his kitchen crew prepared another fabulous me and a tent city popped up full of sailors.

Sunday started out with no wind and we waited ashore as it began to build about an hour later.  A little lighter than yesterday we ran a little shorter courses and made it through 4 more races.  Charlie and Gavin stayed close and Gavin managed to edge just ahead of Charlie to win the championship.

Thanks to Alain, Rick, Len, Frank and everyone else who helped make this another great Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship.  And after 13 years of only being the event chair – I’ll be looking forward to next year where I can both run it and qualify to sail in it!

PICTURES | RESULTS | VIDEO

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2015 Favorite Photos

While not quite as prolific of a year of taking photographs, I still got some nice ones.  Here are my favorites:

2/6 Davis Island Yacht Club J/70 Winter Series

Snow on Rocks at Pony Pasture at the James River Park System

2/26 James River Rapids Snow

6/6 FBYC J/70 Summer Regatta I

6/13 Laser District 10 Championship

6/27 US Sailing Junior Olympic Festival Chesapeake Bay Open

8/22 Smith Point Race - Mad Hatter

8/22 Smith Point Race

8/28

8/28 FBYC J/70 Friday Night Series

9/4 Towson

9/4 ECU Football vs Towson

9/25 UCI U23 Bike World Championship

187107 Kent Leverich, 204462 Patrick Wachholz

10/18 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

11/6 Urbanna Oyster Festival

Richmond Skyline at Night

12/4 Richmond Skyline

Here are the 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 photos.

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Richmond Skyline at Night

Richmond Skyline at Night

Tried to go down to the Manchester flood wall to photograph the city during the grand illumination of the lights, but found the park blocked off due to construction and without enough time to find another way around – all I was able to get was one measly shot.  At least it’s a pretty good one.

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2015 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

92 Gavin O'Hare

In October I once again played event chairman for FBYC’s Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship – this the 34th running of this event and there’s only one more year I won’t be old enough to sail in it.   As always we had a great group of sailors number 45 in total.  Saturday was a bit light allowing us to get in one race before the wind shut off and then didn’t settle down.  Dinner by Alain Vincey was fabulous as well.  On Sunday the wind held in better allowing us to do 4 more races.  Congratulations to Mike Hecky winning this one for his first time – well sailed!

207152 Mike Hecky

This years photos were probably the best I’ve ever gotten.  The sun was just right and my boat driver Mike Russom knew just where to put me to get the good angles.

RECAP | RESULTS | PICTURES

168317 Robert Suhay

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Pictures: 2015 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival-Chesapeake Bay Open

Saturday at the USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival-Chesapeake Bay Open started out a bit windy.  I was on a safety boat on the course and ended up having to sail a Radial in after the sailor turtled and couldn’t right the boat with a mast that had become filled with water.  Eventually the wind eased off, some of the clouds lifted and I got some great photos of the Laser Radial, 420, and Opti racing.

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James River Rapids Snow

I had always wanted to see the river after a snow and finally trudged my way all the way to Pony Pasture Rapids Park to get this shot around midday today:

Snow on Rocks at Pony Pasture at the James River Park System

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2014 Favorite Photos

Another great year and another bunch of cool photos despite spending more time doing video.  I was surprised looking back on how many good ones I got. Here they are:

2/5 US Sailing Leadership Forum Welcome Reception - Sabot in the pool

US Sailing Leadership Forum in San Diego

Bride and Groom Melissa and Mark.

Mark & Melissa’s Wedding

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Annapolis NOOD Regatta

5/24 Open House Regattaview of the raft up from the top

Open House Regatta Memorial Day Weekend at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.

5/29 Passing Wolftrap lighthouse on our way south

Wolf Trap Light House on the delivery to Southern Bay Race Week.

Jackson Creek Sunset post J/70 practice

July 4th Fireworks at the River

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Sunset by the river

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Sunset J/70 Sailing

East Carolina Sunset at the UNC game.

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Pool Table

Here are the 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 photos.

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Blake & Julia’s Wedding

Attended the wedding of Blake and Julia in Deltaville on what would have been a cloudy weekend had Blake and Julia not created their own sunshine.  I did a little photography of the groomsmen getting ready and riding the boat over to the venue.

Congrats Blake & Julia!

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2014 July 5 Fireworks

Some photos of shooting off Fireworks by the Piankatank on Saturday night.  All photos taken with a Nikon D7000 Fish eye 10.5mm lens F5 8-10 second exposures ISO 800.

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