FERNANDEZ Luis

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Athlete / Boat :

Hispania, 15M Class

Event :

Illes Balears Clàssics

Location :

Bahía de Palma / Club de Mar

About the shot :

During the Illes Balears Classics Reagtta, organized by the Club de Mar Mallorca, the 15M Hispania was reaching the finish line, but, during the last gybing, one of the crew members lost their balance and felt at sea. His teammates quickly went to rescue them. After a failed first attempted, they successfully got him back on board on a second attempt. The image shows the initial reaction and the strong teamwork shown by the crew. (The press boat from which the image was taken remained at all times close enough and ready to act in case of emergency, without acting so that the Jury did not disqualify the ship)

Camera :

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 400 mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM), 400, 5.6 , 1/1600