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Marblehead NOOD

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~ Posted by Leighton O'Connor using iPhone BlogPress. Hopefully from someplace blue & windy. ~
Location:Redstone Ln,Marblehead,United States

Great start to the Boston Yacht Club Beringer Bowl Race to Provincetown. Images by Leighton O'Connor

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More photos: http://www.leightonphoto.com/Sailing-Regattas/2011-Boston-Yacht-Club/2011-Beringer-Bowl-Boston

~ Posted by Leighton O'Connor using iPhone BlogPress. Hopefully from someplace blue & windy. ~
Location:Marblehead, MA

On Board Shout (Farr 40) Video by Leighton O'Connor

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Took a little ride on Shout last night. Shout is a Farr 40 and we sailed with a motley crew of 11. Winds were humming around 12-20. Nice breeze. We took a first.

Video - 2011 Marblehead Halifax Ocean Race On Board Denali by Leighton O'Connor

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I crewed on Denali for the Marblehead to Halifax Race and what a fast ride it was. We were 4th over the line out of a fleet of 89 boats and had a finish time just under 36 hours. Unfortunately, our killer rating knocked us down to 12th place in IRC.

The three boats in front of us beat the 1989 record of 33:29 set by Starlight Express in a Santa Cruz 70. Bella PITA shattered the record with a time of 30:46. Canada's own Valkyrie had a time of 31:50 and corrected over Bella PITA for first place.

As well as crewing, I was shooting a spread for SAIL Magazine and footage for ESPN and Gary Jobson for a special airing in November. See the stills here: http://www.leightonphoto.com/Sailing-Regattas/Marblehead-Halifax-Ocean-Race

Denali finished Marblehead Halifax Ocean Race 4th over line 34: 57:17 @MHOR2011 #MHOR2011

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Rail meat. @MHOR2011 #MHOR2011

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Marblehead to Halifax race has started. Denali middle of the fleet. @MHOR2011 #MHOR2011

And we have a race l@MHOR2011 #MHOR2011

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Hike girls! @MHOR2011 #MHOR2011

Bella Pita @MHOR2011 #MHOR2011

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30 until start. @MHOR2011 #MHOR2011

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Time to get some more cloth up @MHOR2011 #MHOR2011

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Let's go racing! @MHOR2011 #MHOR2011

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Eany meany miney moe which sail should go @MHOR2011 #MHOR2011

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View from the cheap seats.@MHOR2011 #MHOR2011

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Good morning! Let the racing begin! @MHOR2011 #MHOR2011

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Fun parties at BYC but I'm ready to race! @MHOR2011 #MHOR2011

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Last minute rig adjustments for no wind, wind, gusts, rain & fog. @MHOR2011 #MHOR2011

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Finishing touches being put on Denali. @MHOR2011 #MHOR2011

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Skippers's meeting rockin' at BYC for Marblehead to Halifax @MHOR2011 #MHOR2011

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Eastern Yacht Club Annual Regatta on board Denali (KERR55) by Leighton O'Connor

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Another prep race for me on Denali for Marblehead to Halifax race. Wind was a little lite but we managed to take a 2nd with 17 characters on board and our skipper MIA. Juddy on Africa squeezed out a first by correcting over us by 30 seconds

Video - Extreme Sailing Series - On Board Nice For You by Leighton O'Connor

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Little bit of a wet ride today but at least it happened at the fourth day of Extreme Sailing Act 4 in Boston. I got on the boat for the seventh race (Day 4) and they ended up sending everybody in for an hour while a front passed through. The rain part of the front stayed. Breeze was very lite but still a nice ride. Typical Boston harbor wind conditions. You never know what it's going to do.

Extreme Sailing Series - Boston - Day 3 - By Leighton O'Connor.

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Video - Extreme Sailing Series - On Board Artemis - By Leighton O'Connor

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