Posted by Nicola Davison on
My nephew is a talented young laser sailor. If you’re not familiar with sailing, the lasers are the boats being handled by a single occupant who is often hanging precariously over the side. It looks like a very wet ride and they zip through the water, doing circles around larger sailboats.
I was invited to photograph the Bay Wind Regatta at the St. Margaret Sailing Club a couple of weekends ago and it was a lot of fun. There were a number of junior sailors out there in Optis, 420s and lasers. I almost, ALMOST feel tempted to try it myself one day, when nobody is looking (especially not my nephew).
Just a handful of shots are included below. I posted the full collection on the Snickerdoodle Facebook Page.
For friends and families of the sailors, I have added most of the images to my storefront where you can purchase prints. Just email me if you can’t find the image you’re seeking.
Thanks to St. Margaret Sailing Club (and my sister Sue) for the invitation. Check out their website if you are interested in taking sailing lessons. Kids can start as young as 8.
Or if you are located somewhere else in the province, try Sail Nova Scotia and get salty!
Ready to launch.
Heading out to the courses.
Thank you to Ray (who took me out in his boat) for pointing out the dolphins surfacing near us.
SMSC getting a tow out to Alpha course
Abdominal muscles are mandatory for this sport methinks.
This sailor looks like he knows his stuff but maybe it’s the Olympic sticker on the side of his boat influencing me.
My nephew Ben (below and above, sail number 162396) ready to round the mark (orange inflatable).
420s raising their spinnakers as they tack, it’s all very quick, everyone is busy on deck and the boats are very near each other as they try to get the best times.
Snickerdoodle might just to expand the category of portraits.