Great Weekend to be out on the water Photographing for a living
Not to mention the water levels.
The days forecast called for no wind but luckily the wind eventually built as the day progressed.
The Canada 150 theme was prevalent. With great spirit, we flew the Canadian flag and Canadian pins for the all the racers.
Some racers were optimistic and others pessimistic about the wind. But they were ready to race no matter what. With their brand new Evolution Sails T shirts, the racing got off to a great start.
From a photographers point of view, the low winds, dramatic sky, and spectral highlights peeking out of the clouds made for great pictures. At one point it looked like mountains were in the background and not the Scarborough bluffs.
After racing, pretty much all the racer returned back to ABYC. Even though a lot had to go back to their own clubs, put away their boats, then return for the festivities.
Paul James, our afternoon headlining band was a super treat for music lovers. An awesome all you can eat BBQ, with the outside bar serving dark and stormies and locally brewed beer.
Short speeches and a quick delivery of the winners from the day’s races, kept the momentum going. Many racers and our club members danced the night away to the Suburban Outlaws.
Day Two, with only the Viper Boats and J/24 fleet racing. The fog became a serious problem for starting any race. The committee boat at one point couldn’t even see the starting marker buoy. As the fog lifted and then filled in then lifted then filled in again and again. We finally got in a race to photograph. Wind was coming from the east steadily, so for a spectator/photographer on a 16ft zodiac it was Lumpy, fogy and windy. But for the racers, perfect!
All in all it was a great weekend, great food, great volunteers and best paparazzi boat drivers ever.
Thank you Dave and Bob