Nantucket Race Week

I have been in Nantucket for the last couple of days working with a PT student. It was all timed around Nantucket Race week where there are all kinds of activities and boat races. Our hosts went way beyond the call of duty by getting us on one of the 12 meter sail boats for training day. Wow, what a great experience…we did have a few photo opportunities but, with the seriousness of the upcoming race we could not move around the boat at will but that was ok. We shot when we could and jumped in and helped out when asked. It was great fun and got us prepared for the actual race where we were on a speed boat following and photographing the actual race itself.

We awoke to rain, wind and basically a blustery day. No problem, off we went to the Yacht Club to meet our “ride” who was not really anxious to take us out in the rough seas. But, he was a good sport and after seeing how excited we were, he agreed to give it a try and off we went. It really was rough and several boats gave up before the race even began. Nick (our driver) was in full chase mode and put us in some excellent positions to capture the action.

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Carol, my PT student did a great job capturing the action and in my opinion, smoked the instructor by using a longer lens and getting in tight with her image of a boat keeling way over. This image captures the essence of the day… Well done Carol!

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Images captured with Nikon D3, AF-S 70-300mm VR on Lexar Digital Media. (CArol’s image was captured with a Nikon D700, AF-S 70-200mm VR, TC-20E on Lexar Digital Media.