I don't know about you but I love classic yachts. There's something about them that's so charming, captivating, and alluring. Maybe it's the extra coats of varnish, canvas sails, sleek lines... Whatever it is, I haven't seen enough of them in my years of coastal living. So this year, as the annual Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta came around, I made it a point to make it out on the water for at least some of the racing! From what I hear, it was a light air regatta as classic boats ranging in size from Herreshoff 12 1/2s, to 12 Metres, and some 60 footers (or more) took to the water and sailed around Newport Harbor for two days of racing.
It was also a gorgeous day out, one of those last truly warm days before the cooler autumn air made it's way through. I was very happy I caught a few glimpses of these magnificent boats, and only hope to see more of them through the years! All images from the event are available on my website under the MoY Classic Yacht Regatta 2012 gallery, as Fine Art Prints and Stock Photography. Several shots are also available as Posters, so be sure to check that out as well.