WSA: The last visits
August 27, 2013
Summer sailing has drawn to a close and the first days of school are upon us. It wasn't too long ago I was making my last visits to the WSA Junior Sailing Program to take a few more shots of the kids. First up, the racers! Wickford made a brilliant showing at NBYA with an overall win for a Division in 420s at Race Week and a second place for the overall NBYA season. Great job you guys! Now go enjoy high school :)
Next up, the Intermediates, who joined a few racers for some after-class sailing one evening. It was a beautiful summer evening with gorgeous golden light. These after class races were a lot of fun and these intermediates kept pace with the Opti Racers. Job well done you guys, hope to see you competing in races next summer too!
Thirdly is the Opti Racers themselves. My visit to their class in the last weeks of sailing turned out to be a terrific windy day on the water, with a strong seabreeze at about 10-12 knots. Great for the kids and great for energetic action photos too! Just about all of these sailors are former students of mine, who I've seen grow from their first days in Prams into highly competent and competitive sailors, always with their eye on the prize and a great Corinthian spirit to boot! I hope this was a great summer for all of you and hope to see you next year (perhaps in 420s)!
Last but not least I visited a Beginner class to see some new faces who joined the program for the last four weeks of sailing. While I recognize fewer and fewer beginners these days I'm always impressed when they really take to the sport. There were several eager students in this bunch and a good handful of extremely fast learners who surprised all of us! Great job kids, hope to see you out on the water again next summer!
Now back to school everyone, and don't forget sailing is a year 'round sport with winter frostbiting and spring school seasons. I know I have only fond memories of junior sailing years and I hope all of you do too.
Leave a comment
Comments will be approved before showing up.
Also in Photography Journal
February 10, 2020
I had been eagerly awaiting this winter season. Here in New England, the winter months can be rather frigid, but for those of us who don’t mind the exhaustive work of climbing into 6 mil wetsuits or ice-cream-headache cold waters, it’s the eagerly anticipated winter months that bring the biggest swells. We had snow before the New Year and water temps quickly started approaching 40°F. But in typical fashion, as soon as the long awaited winter months arrived, I was craving a break from the cold gray in favor of a warm water reprieve.
April 30, 2019
I've been wanting to shoot more portraits lately, but in combination with the surf community that I've been so involved with the past year. My good friend, Kevin Tanner, behind Soudnings Surf Co creates some gorgeous handcrafted boards. He does all his own shaping, resin work, and glassing, and I wanted to photograph some beautiful boards to highlight his craftsmanship as well as portraits of my friends who ride them. I decided to do board portraits.
March 26, 2019
A lot of us enjoy the warm weather, but a select few of us still enjoy (or perhaps tolerate) the cold weather. And nothing quite says winter like a fresh snowfall! On the rare occasion Rhode Island experiences more than one inch of snow while there's swell in the water, you can find a select few of dedicated riders on the shore eager to have a snow session.