Delivering the Catana Committee Boat I delivered the 2 Catana catamarans that are to function as the committee boats from English Harbour to the AYC dock in Falmouth Harbour
(2017-04-27 12:17:52 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/800s] ISO 100)
Delivering the Catana Committee Boat
Committe boats delivered to the dock Both Committee boats for the Antigua Sailing Week 2017 delivered to the Antigua Yacht Club docks
(2017-04-27 12:56:29 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Committe boats delivered to the dock
Flags and timing Angela doing the timing while Marguerite and Paul are preparing for working the flags while Stephen looks on
(2017-04-30 09:49:21 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/3200s] ISO 100)
Flags and timing
Linda on the line Linda about to finish a competitor crossing the line between her and the yellow marker towards shore
(2017-04-30 13:34:30 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Linda on the line
Hans running the engines Hans, the skipper of the other committee boat, runs the engines on the catamaran to charge the batteries
(2017-04-29 12:23:50 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Hans running the engines
Volunteer pre-party cheese plate Yummy cheese and toasted bread for the volunteers at the pre-Sailing week meet-and-greet party for volunteers
(2017-04-27 17:34:51 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Volunteer pre-party cheese plate
Charles from ABSAR Charles from ABSAR getting a bite to eat from the pile of pulled pork at the volunteer pre-party for the 2017 Antigua Sailing Week
(2017-04-27 19:26:07 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/5.6, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Charles from ABSAR
Fort Berkeley and English Harbour The view from atop Fort Charlotte looks onto Fort Berkely which protects Nelson's Dockyard in English Harbour
(2017-04-28 13:11:57 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.0, 1/1250s] ISO 100)
Fort Berkeley and English Harbour
Sighting the finish line Sighting the finish line
(2017-04-28 13:34:48 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.0, 1/1250s] ISO 100)
Sighting the finish line
Prizegiving for the day's races The first prizegiving at Nelson's Dockyard is for the around the island race
(2017-04-29 19:21:42 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Prizegiving for the day's races
Hightide starting at the committee boat Hightide starting at the committee boat
(2017-05-05 10:12:05 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/800s] ISO 100)
Hightide starting at the committee boat
English Harbour Rum and Presidente Two of the sponsor for the 2017 Antigua Sailing Week.
(2017-05-05 18:43:28 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/3.5, 1/60s] ISO 320)
English Harbour Rum and Presidente
Marguerite and Paul at our table Marguerite and Paul from Committe Boat "B" at our boat's table
(2017-05-05 18:27:20 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/3.5, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Marguerite and Paul at our table
Committee Members and sailors mingling Committee Members and sailors mingling
(2017-05-05 18:28:19 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/3.5, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Committee Members and sailors mingling
Dougi timed by Irene Dougi timed by Irene
(2017-04-30 13:20:39 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Dougi timed by Irene
Collision damage on Dougi Collision damage on Dougi
(2017-04-30 13:20:17 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Collision damage on Dougi
Sohcahtoa and Ghalazio III jockeying for a start position Sohcahtoa and Ghalazio III jockeying for a start position
(2017-05-04 10:27:23 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Sohcahtoa and Ghalazio III jockeying for a start position
Daphne, Hans and Paul relaxing Relaxing aboard the committee boats after the day's work; Daphne, Hans and Paul look on to the crowds at the prizegiving ceremonies
(2017-05-01 17:20:44 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/125s] ISO 100)
Daphne, Hans and Paul relaxing
Finish line on the boat Linda is doing the finish line while Daphne and Pam are keeping timings and boat names/numbers in the correct order
(2017-05-01 11:19:40 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Finish line on the boat
Concentration on the finish line Two independant crews make up the finish line on Day 2 of the 2017 Antigua Sailing Week
(2017-05-01 14:03:27 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/2000s] ISO 100)
Concentration on the finish line
Pam identifying starters One of the important tasks aboard is to identify the boats in each class that are in the start area and to make sure that they are identified during the start and finish.
(2017-05-01 09:20:14 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Pam identifying starters
Prize giving for Day 2 Crowds are gathering to collect their prizes or watch them given out to other boats on Day 2 of the 2017 Antigua Sailing Week
(2017-05-01 17:21:08 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Prize giving for Day 2
Resting between races Our crew on the Committee B boat resting between starts and finishes.
(2017-05-01 13:07:00 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Resting between races
Finish line flag The finish line is between a yellow buoy and this blue flag
(2017-05-02 14:42:54 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/1000s] ISO 100)
Finish line flag
Flags during the start The class flags and "P" flags are important work during the start sequence, as they take priority over sound signals (which I was doing) and the radio
(2017-05-02 10:34:31 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/1250s] ISO 100)
Flags during the start
Course Boards being prepared Our Course Boards were shored up a bit with duct tape to make sure that the class names didn't blow away in the wind and rain
(2017-05-02 09:13:44 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Course Boards being prepared
Post-Race discussions After a long day on the water we enjoyed cold drinks once we'd docked.
(2017-05-02 16:11:47 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Post-Race discussions
Calling the finishes A boat about to cross the finish line at the pin end.
(2017-05-02 11:03:10 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/800s] ISO 100)
Calling the finishes
Pam noting boats at the start Pam's method of using a plastic baggie to protect the sheets from a light rain and strong winds worked quite well
(2017-05-02 09:40:46 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/800s] ISO 100)
Pam noting boats at the start
Countdown to starts Angela is counting down the seconds while Linda checks out the start line
(2017-05-02 09:49:40 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/1000s] ISO 100)
Countdown to starts
Getting out of the shade before the starts There is little shade on the deck during the starts, so whenever possible we ducked below to get out of the sun and wind
(2017-05-02 13:46:14 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/1250s] ISO 100)
Getting out of the shade before the starts
Racers coming up to the start line The committee boat was favored for this race and the competitors all came by quite close
(2017-05-04 10:13:11 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/800s] ISO 100)
Racers coming up to the start line
Race 6 course boards The courses are announced on the radio several times and are displayed on these whiteboards so that all competitors may see them
(2017-05-04 09:13:47 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/30s] ISO 100)
Race 6 course boards
Taping the finishes Irene uses a tape recorder in addition to having the scribes write down the finish order and the times.
(2017-05-04 14:56:23 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/2500s] ISO 100)
Taping the finishes
Finish teams working The finish team is timing the finishing classes while the rest of us are working to get classes started on the other side of the boat
(2017-05-04 14:13:33 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Finish teams working
Flags displayed Individual recall and other flags are displayed after one (or more) racers were seen over the line before the race started. They need to return and start again
(2017-05-04 11:55:09 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/13.0, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Flags displayed
Volunteers at the prizegiving Volunteers are what makes the Antigua Sailing Week work, and these two are combining having a good time while working.
(2017-05-05 18:27:49 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/3.5, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Volunteers at the prizegiving
Committee crew at the prizegiving Our crew and that of the Committee Boat "A" mingle at the final awards ceremony
(2017-05-05 19:57:17 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/1.8, 1/60s] ISO 320)
Committee crew at the prizegiving
Black flag displayed The green-dot-on-white class has had a general recall due to too many boats over the line, so a black flag rather than the normal white-blue one is displayed so nobody will go on the course side of the start line
(2017-05-05 10:03:28 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/160s] ISO 100)
Black flag displayed
Daphne on the bow Daphne on the bow
(2017-05-05 09:55:30 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Daphne on the bow
Class flag and The "P" flag (blue with white square) is lowered one minute before the race for class green-dot-on-white begins
(2017-05-05 09:54:24 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/160s] ISO 100)
Class flag and "P" flag
Team preparing for the first races No flags are displayed yet as we prepare for the sequences of rolling starts that will send off our 10 classes of racers
(2017-05-05 09:51:40 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/160s] ISO 100)
Team preparing for the first races
Helicat Red takes our mooring After finishing, Helicat Red tacked and was blown back onto our mooring, which they entangled in their prop and soon thereafter we had to cut away and they cut the mooring line, leaving the ground tackle in 50m
(2017-05-05 12:53:57 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.8, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Helicat Red takes our mooring
Scoring Equipment The timer, sheets and the VHF radio are all part of the scoring system aboard for the 2017 Antigua Sailing Week races
(2017-05-05 09:29:40 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Scoring Equipment
Daphne and Irene sighting the start line Checking to make sure that nobody goes across before the signal, Irene assisted by Daphne pay close attention
(2017-05-05 09:51:41 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Daphne and Irene sighting the start line
Coyote  at the finish line Coyote at the finish line
(2017-04-30 12:37:30 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Coyote at the finish line
Blue Fin coming past the committee boat Blue Fin coming past the committee boat
(2017-05-02 10:08:25 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/1250s] ISO 100)
Blue Fin coming past the committee boat
Blue Fin on the start line Blue Fin on the start line
(2017-04-30 13:25:03 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Blue Fin on the start line
Antigua Sailing Week sign Antigua Sailing Week sign
(2017-05-06 12:29:22 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.0, 1/800s] ISO 100)
Antigua Sailing Week sign
Committe boat Cockpit panorama View during a down period on the Committee B boat
(2017-05-01 09:19:48 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Committe boat Cockpit panorama
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