I had a chance to photograph the Soverel 33 National last year. The only reason that I am posting this entry to my Blog, is in an attempt to get the Soverel 33′s to hold another event on Lake Norman. Last Year, the Lake Norman Yacht Club: http://LakeNormanYachtClub.com hosted the Soverel 33 Nationals. It was a beautiful event as always, and just a real good time. This post is not only to showcase some of my Yacht Racing Photography, but also in an attempt to convenience the Yacht Club that they need to host this event again in 2010. This time, make it in early Spring so as to get a good breeze. So please take some time and enjoy the images.
OK, I don’t just shoot Auto Racing, I also shoot Yacht Racing. I LOVE Yacht Racing. I love being out on the water, I love the pagentry of it, I love the look of the boats, I love the competition among guys who are not getting paid a dime for their efforts, I love all of the colors, the sights, the smell of the ocean, the sounds of the carbon fiber “groaning”, the sounds of the wenches, just whole thing is great. Man was reacing boats LONG before automobiles were ever thought of. To me, it is a real “pure form” of racing where the elements are your best friend, or your worst enemy. Just a pure form of competition that I think is great.
These are some images that I have shot offshore in Charleston, SC for the Charleston Offshore Racing Association’s annual Charleston Race Week that occurs in April of every year. If you have never gone to this, do yourself a favor…….GO! It is a party unlike anything else you have seen. These guys do it for pride, and the rum……need I say more?
The above images was taking with some of the bigger yachts racing “down wind” on the Harbor course inside Charleston. I thought that the combonation of the colors, light, and background made for a good shot.