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Boston Yacht Club Race ~ September 10th

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What a great night for a race. Nice wind, flat seas, great weather and plenty of boats. The season is winding down and I'm not looking forward to another long, cold New England winter. At least I have the Key West Regatta to look forward to in January!! Here is a link to the photos of Wednesday's nights race... http://leightonoc.smugmug.com/Sports/605069

Fall Racing off of Beverly's Gold Coast

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Had a nice night out on Wednesday shooting one of the last Jubilee Yacht Club races of the season. The light drops quick this time of year so you have to shoot quick and get creative. It was a little bit of a wet night. :) Seems somebody forgot to put the water drain plug back in. (That somebody was me!) I found my error half way through the race. Luckily is was only our feet that got wet. You can see the photos at the link below. http://leightonoc.smugmug.com/Sports

MRA Labor Day Regatta

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What fun I had yesterday! I was going to shoot the Schooner race off of Gloucester but I have tons of schooner shots already and the thought of shooting it again did nothing for me. So instead I shot the MRA (Marblehead Race Association) Labor Day Regatta. When I first left the house the wind was blowing pretty good. I thought it may be little bit much for my little boat but what the heck. You only live once. The trick to getting excellent racing shots is taking a few chances. It turned out to be a great day!!! A little bit wet...but a great day and I got great shots. I only shot one line which included J24's, Rhodes, Sonars & Vipers. You can see the shots at the link below. http://leightonoc.smugmug.com/gallery/5846221_QV3RN You can see all of the races I shot this season in Marblehead (so far) here... http://leightonoc.smugmug.com/sports The Marblehead Reporter used some of these images in this weeks paper and Doyle Sail may use some of these images on t