Sailboat Races

by Amy Caldwell July. 21, 2021 233 views
Sailboats, motor boat, kayaks. Sailboats are lined up for start.

Sailboats, motor boat, kayaks. Sailboats are lined up for start.

Wednesdays are sailboat races. I brought the wrong lens. We got there a bit later than I wanted to so I missed them going out the channel. :/ Well, there's always next week. ...

Stiff wind out of the north so they raced north of the pier - which meant I was shooting into the sun.

The black sails look like pirate ships...so the pirate ship is chasing the little boats.

The water is still high, though has gone down a lot.

At the turn, pirate ship sails past.

Spectators

Spectators

on the way back.

more spectators

more spectators

It's a red flag day - that means it's dangerous conditions. Not smart to be in the water. There is a BIG sign at the entrance that says 'red flag no swimming'. Yet there are dozens of people in the water. 53 people drowned in Lake Michigan in 2020, a record :( As of July 4 2021, there have been 15.

Shooting in the sun, gold water.

As a comparison, shooting the opposite direction was gorgeous. :)

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Thomas Thompson 1 month, 3 weeks ago

How fun what a good set of captures

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Adrian Morris 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Great set of photographs.

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J D 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Very nice shots. And everyday near water is a "red flag day" for me who cannot stay afloat if my life depended on it! smile

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