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Athlete / Boat :

Hugo Boss Alex Thomson

Event :

Vendée Globe

Location :

English Channel

About the shot :

This shot of the IMOCA60 Hugo Boss was taken as Alex Thomson was leaving for the start of the Vendée Globe in France. There was no wind in the Solent so I followed him out past The Needles, going further and further out into the Channel. I was on my own in the RIB and thinking “how far do I go”? Eventually off Weymouth Bay, the breeze filled in and Hugo Boss lit up, both in speed and in the beautiful evening light. It was a long ride home in the dark but I knew I had something special.

Camera :

Nikon, 70-200 f2.8, 800, 6.3 , 1/1250