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Athlete / Boat :

Redshift Reloaded

Event :

Cowes Week

Location :

The Solent UK

About the shot :

At the start of this race off Cowes it was raining hard but the forecast was for breaks in the cloud so I followed the fleet for 1.5.hours upwind in the driving rain. At West Lepe buoy it was gusting over 30 knots with a strong ebb tide. As Redshift Reloaded rounded the sun came out briefly and a big wave hit sending a stream of white water over her crew. Shortly after the race was abandoned due to the extreme conditions.

Camera :

Nikon D810, 70-200 f2.8, 400, 8 , 1/1600