First Practice with the Team
For the nice sunny spring we had in March, many of us had to break the winter coats back out at the start of April. I, for one, was sorely disappointed I had to get my parka back out after thinking it would be sandal season... But now that we seem to finally be saying goodbye to winter, I was able to (comfortably) get out on the water for my first time shooting sailing for the season. I met up with the NKHS Sailing Team for a practice last week during their April Vacation, and it was perhaps the nicest day of the season thus far. A steady breeze, warm sun, coats optional, it's this kind of weather that makes me fall in love with New England all over again.
It was a great opportunity to get back into shooting sports, which I hadn't done since last September. Keeping up with the high action out on a boat with a telephoto lens is a totally different photographic beast and I felt out of practice after a long winter.
Being a vacation week only half the sailors were in attendance but that didn't stop them from having a blast! These kids have been crushing it this season with a young talented team taking wins left and right. After some drills and practice races they had a fun crew-race before calling it a day. Hope I can get out on the water again before the season's over! It will surely go by fast...