I am usually out on my Dad's Nonsuch Papa, which really doesn't need too many crew members. Seeing as it has one sail and belongs in the cruising class, it can be quite the leisurely Wednesday Night Race, plenty of beer, cheese, and crackers to go around. It can, however, put up a fight, especially if the breeze picks up a bit.
After WYC's Commissioning Day on May 26th, Wednesday Night Racing was officially in season. The first night of racing took place on June 6th, and will continue every Wednesday night well into August (except for July 4th, which falls on a Wednesday this year. I think racing is that Tuesday instead)
Here are a few of my favorite shots from the evening! Although there wasn't much breeze, especially at 6 when races were trying to get started, the light was wonderful and the rain held off. Another great night out on the bay! (Oh, and Papa finished 3 of 6 on corrected time. Not too shabby for having 8 people aboard, with only 2 or 3 doing any of the work.)
Wednesday Night Racing photos will be uploaded each week in their own viewing gallery on my website: WYC Wednesday Night Racing 2012. Check back there for more pictures as the summer progresses! And try using your name or your boat's name to find photos of yourself! Any images available as stock will be kept separate in the Sailing & Nautical section of the Photography Catalog.
Nikon D80 with Nikkor 70-200mm VRII