Sailing Photography

2017 FBYC Women’s Clinic

I was at FBYC for the women’s clinic helping launch boats and I was able to get out on the water and take some pictures.

PICTURES

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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 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

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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!

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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

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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.

More Photos

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2013 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship: More Photos

Not too long ago I stumbled on 54 more photos from the 2013 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship that never made it off my camera.  I’ve now added them to the gallery starting here.

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Mike Dale, Ron Jenkins

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2013 Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship

name tags for dinner!

This weekend I was the event chair for Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship at Fishing Bay Yacht Club.  This is the 9th year I’ve been the event chair and by now I’ve gotten a pretty good gameplan and a great team of volunteers to help execute it.  And of course it could not have gone more smoothly from the food to the race committee to the social activities – everything went off without a hitch for 42 competitors.

A complete wrap-up of the event can be found here including more pictures and results.  I’ll have some videos of the sailing and the paddle board competition later this week.

Some of my favorite pictures:


watching the America’s Cup on the screen I rigged up.

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2013 Commonwealth of Virginia Junior Championship Regatta

Photographed the Commonwealth of Virginia Junior Championship Regatta at Fishing Bay Yacht Club on Sunday.  Here are all of the photos, and here are some of my favorites:

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Results: Laser | Optimist

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Cheapeake Laser Masters Photo on Cover of The Laser Sailor

A photo of mine from the 30th Chesapeake Bay Laser Masters Championship back in October was selected for the cover of the International Laser Class Association – North American Region newsletter: The Laser Sailor.

Winter 2012 The Laser Sailor Cover

The photo features David Schoene and Keith Davids in a close finish during the 1st race on Saturday.

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The House & Home Magazine July/August 2011

The July/August edition of The House & Home Magazine features an article about a Deltaville Sailmaker – Jerry Latell of Ullman Sails.  It also features several of my photos on the cover and in the article.  Flip to page 10 to check them out.

July/August 2011 House & Home Magazine Cover

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2011 Leukemia Cup Regatta

Saturday I was in Deltaville photographing the 2011 Southern Bay Leukemia Cup Regatta at Stingray Harbor Marina and Fishing Bay Yacht Club.

View the complete collection of photos here.

2011 Leukemia Cup Regatta Downwind Voodoo 2, Double Eagle, Afterthought

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