Antigua Sailing Week 2014 Pictures


Day 2 promised to be another wonderful day out at the races. The waves were still up a bit and wind was a good 12-15 knots. Our team aboard the committee boat worked well, each doing their allotted tasks with a minimum of fuss and we even kept the extraneous chatter down (during moments of inactivity it is difficult not to talk). Our boats were, for the most part, very well behaved and both the starts and finishes went well. We returned in the mid-afternoon and the rest of the day, and evening, is a bit of a blur because I had my first Wadadli beer on the return trip from the finish line and kept at it for the remainder of the day.

Substandard artwork The start board, drawn by yours truly, was almost unanomously judged as substandard (I was the dissenting vote).
(2014-04-28 09:06:52 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Substandard artwork
Wrestling the Spi This spinnaker caused a lot of trouble and loss of speed quite close to the finish line.
(2014-04-28 13:33:00 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/160s] ISO 200)
Wrestling the Spi
Beautiful modern woodwork This beautiful yacht at the dock showed the wooden hull and topsides to perfection.
(2014-04-28 17:12:46 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/80s] ISO 100)
Beautiful modern woodwork
Pelicans at dusk These two pelicans approached the boat at dusk, making for a perfectly outlined image.
(2014-04-28 18:14:30 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/500s] ISO 320)
Pelicans at dusk
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