Junior Sailors at Summer's End

Since when was it mid August??  Well the end is in sight.  I don't know whether you're happy about it or not.  I know I'll miss the warm weather, beach days, and summer nights!  And another season of WSA Junior Sailing is in the books.  I accomplished my goal of visiting every class held by Wickford Sailing at least once, but I do not think I managed to get shots of every student.  That can be extra difficult with students on vacations, missing classes, rain and light air, capsizes and squalls, etc.  But it was fun visiting my former place of work, seeing friends and former students, and of course getting out on the water!

Here's a few shots from the last couple of classes I visited, mainly beginners and the racing team.  A lot of parents have expressed appreciation for my efforts and I want to let everyone know I fully intend on visiting again next summer!

But before 2013 rolls around, there's just one more junior sailing event I will be covering:  NBYA Junior Race Week.  The Narragansett Bay competitive culmination of 8 weeks of junior sailing.  A week of races, hosted by Bristol Yacht Club this year and held at Colt State Park.  Just about every Race Week is memorable for various reasons.  I can account for several I participated in myself, from the extreme lack of breeze 2004 Race Week to my last one in 2007 held out of Fort Adams in Newport.  Racing has happened earlier this week, and while you are reading this post I am most likely reviewing all my photos!  Be sure to look for future blogposts and uploads on my website featuring Race Week.

The images below can be purchased by WSA parents and students in the WSA 2012 Viewing Gallery on my website.  Be sure to contact me about any fine art prints, editorial or commercial usage!

There is also a WSA 2012 season photobook available for preorder!  It has pages filled with photos from the summer, covering every class and just about every student I caught pictures of.  Click here to preorder yours today!  The book is expected out in September 2012, and will only be printed through the calendar year.

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How I got these shots:  Nikon D700, 70-200mm VRII

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