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Quite a day in Boston for 1st of Extreme Racing Series

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Extreme Sailing Series in Boston on board video on Team Extreme by Leighton O'Connor

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40's coming together this morning for Extreme Sailing Series in Boston @extremesailing #ExSS

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Location:Congress St,Boston,United States

Extreme 40's coming alive for racing in Boston. Quick iPhone photos by Leighton O'Connor

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Manchester Yacht Club Patton Bowl on Denali (KERR55)

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My ride today for Manchester Yacht Club Patton Bowl was Denali a KERR 55. It was a little bit of a practice race for me....seeing that I'm doing the Marblehead to Halifax race on Denali and it was my first time on the boat.

I was on jib trim today. I think I did well today. Only one person lobbed a "F" bomb at me all day. That's pretty good for me.

Race was postponed for about an hour waiting for breeze, hence the photo of the crew doing nothing.

We took a first in our class. We beat the 2nd place boat, Vida Zee, by 21 minutes uncorrected and 3 minutes corrected. Our PHRF rating is -72. Yes negative 72. Scherherazade took a 3rd crossing the line 39 minutes after us....9 minutes corrected. The 12 Metre Valiant was in our class but didn't do so well. Really not the right air for them.














I'll be doing a three page photo essay for SAIL Magazine on board Denali about the Halifax race. I'll be shooting some video too. Sign up for my blog updates on t…

My ride today for Manchester Yacht Club Patton Bowl. Denali a KERR 55.

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My ride today for Manchester Yacht Club Patton Bowl. Denali a KERR 55. Little bit of a practice race for Halifax race. I'll be doing a photo essay for SAIL Magazine about the Halifax race. Shooting some video also.

Block Island Race Week Video on Indra by Leighton O'Connor

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My ride for the 2011 Block Island Race Week is Indra, a Beneteau First 44.7. The boat is owned and skippered by Tom Linkas from Hamilton, Ma. We are racing in IRC3 with a crew of 12 characters. Not too much wind this week so far. Only one race on Monday and we ended up on the bottom of the fleet. Two races on Tuesday and we took a 3rd and an 11th. Racing was canceled on Wednesday so the crew went exploring on the island in the rain. Weather is not looking to good for Thursday or Friday. Not sure if they will be able to do an Around the Island Race this year. Quite an experience doing a full week of racing on "one" boat. Lots of fun though. I actually get to hang out with the crew and go to the tent parties after the races rather than being stuck in my hotel room editing to the wee hours of the morning. I get to sleep too. I could get use to this.

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2011 Marion to Bermuda Start by Leighton O"Connor

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My ride for the Marblehead to Halifax Race...Denali (KERR55)

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My ride for the Marblehead to Halifax Race...Denali a KERR 55. Well actually I'll be part of the crew. And what a funny crew it is! This is a new boat for Michael D'Amelio and her first season in the area so I don't have any action photos of her underway. Michael's previous boat was a Custom Nelson Marek 70, which he did very well with. This photo was taken before the fogged in FIGAWI race in Hyannis, Ma this year.

While crewing on board Denali, I'll be capturing the crew in action for a three page photo essay for SAIL Magazine. I may even take a few videos. I'll be doing some live posts of photos and videos when I have cell service.

The race starts on July 10th. Be nice if we could get to Halifax in less than 33 hours 29 minutes and 57 seconds to break Starlight Express' 1989 record. They did it in a Santa Cruz 70.

We need to keep things light on Denali. More salads for me over the next few weeks.

More info about the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race he…

Video - Racing on a Viper 640 by Leighton O'Connor

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Took a 1st on South Shore in Rolling Stoned / Melges 24

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Location:Merrill St,Hingham,United States

Toy Boats - Image by Leighton O'Connor

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Location:State Highway 1A,Salem,United States

1st Race of NE IOD Championship

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On RC duty. Not a bad gig for the day.


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Location:Harbor Ave,Marblehead,United States

Prepping for 1st Day of IOD Championship

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Winds look gd off Marblehead Neck


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Location:Harbor Ave,Marblehead,United States

IOD NE Championship - Race Committee

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Checking wind outside of Marblehead Harbor. 14 knots. Time to race I think.


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Location:Harbor Ave,Marblehead,United States