This year I was asked to photograph the start for the Ida Lewis Distance Race, and I happily accepted the offer to contribute to this terrific annual regatta! This long standing distance race was hosting it's 12th iteration this summer, and sent sailors of various PHRF classes off in all directions around Buzzards Bay Tower, Block Island, Sakonnet, Point Judith and back again. 2016 hosted 34 boats on the start including double handed, classics, and new collegiate and youth challenges.
The start was held on a Sunday afternoon to beautiful conditions. The breeze was perhaps a little light, but it was a gorgeous day as the boats sailed south past Fort Adams and Castle Hill before heading out to sea.
Read all about this year's racing in the event release and see all the shots at www.catebrownphoto.com