Athlete / Boat :

J Class Yacht

Event :

SuperYacht Cup 2013

Location :

Palma, Spain

About the shot :

The image I have chosen for this years entry into the WYRF Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2013 was taken on board J Class Yacht “Velsheda” during the Superyacht Cup. Five J class yachts had entered the regatta, and they had their own start. The racing was competitive and close throughout the week. We are on board with the race crew. The helmsman, tactician and navigator up to weather while the boat captain keeps a lookout from the cockpit. The boat weighing in at more than 170 ton, and 39.4m LOA, is perfectly balanced and powering upwind, the leeward rail just occasionally dipping under the waves. The yacht originally built in 1933, but as high tech as any modern race boat has amazing attention to detail. The mainsheet blocks are embossed “J K7”, the compass ahead of the wheel protected with a bespoke housing. At close quarters “Rainbow” H2, her crew lying flat along the deck to reduce windage.

Camera :

Canon EOS 5D MkII, 8-15mm, 100, f22 , 1/20