NBYA and Laser Junior Sailors
Summer is in full swing, and so is junior sailing on Narragansett Bay. Each year, the Narragansett Bay Yachting Association (NBYA) hosts events for junior sailors 18 and under. Classes include Optimists, Club 420s, and Lasers, with about 12 Laser Radials competing on the bay this year. Last week was the first of the small series of three races for the Laser competitors, and I was out on the water to capture it all! Although the breeze started out quite light, the Race Committee made sure to get races off while there was the smallest breath of breeze so at least some racing could get done. Every kept their fingers crossed for the seabreeze to fill in, and around 2pm it luckily started to pick up to about 10 knots, topping out at about 12 knots by 4ish. Although this group of sailors seems much quieter and non-agressive compared to my junior sailing days (I'd like to say hi to some of my former laser competitors from back in the day! Bridget Nannig, Emily Coble, Pete and Gary Largess, Emily Gowell, Jess Claflin, Ted Green, Mike Marshall, my little brother, Casey and Westy Barlow... among others of course!), all of these juniors showed up to compete and have a good time!
You can see more shots from the day on my website in the Viewing Galleries section. Competitors, family, and friends are all welcome to purchase images for Personal Use!
How I got these shots: Nikon D700, Nikon 70-200mm VRII