OTEKINA Elena

Nationality

Russian Federation Russian Federation

Biography

I’ve been a keen sailor for more than 15 years. I first participated in some regattas as an amateur sailor, and then completely changed life! I abandoned my career in the finance, obtained a skippers license, crossed the Pacific and the Atlantic ocean and then started shooting yacht racing, updating my sailing blog and writing about regattas for Russian sailing magazines.

As a sailing photographer and journalist, I have been covering many yacht racing competitions throughout the world including the America's Cup, Vendée Globe, VOR, RC44 Tour, TP52 Super Series as well as the world, European and national championships in various yacht classes. I spend more than half a year at yacht racing competitions around the world and now can not imagine my life without the sea and sails.