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About the shot :
Valentin Zavadnikov’s Melges 40, SYNERGY (MON 13), just after rounding Mark 2 on the most windy day of ORC World Championships 2019 in Šibenik, Croatia. High winds and waves only allow one race on this day for all starting groups. Besides the sailors, it was also us photographers who had an idea that this race was going to be a tricky one with high potential of failures and broaches due to those conditions. A crash of two boats, even before the Pre-Start, underlined our expectation. When Synergy’s helm bears off to round the buoy, my focus shifts over to their bowman and gets hold of it. With the aim to document the preparation of the kite hoist, the moment becomes a moment of full action.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 100-400mm, 1000, f5.6 , 1/6400