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Chaos at the gybe mark!

Chaos at the gybe mark!

Trying out my new lens. It was very hazy yesterday evening. These guys all had to pass the mark on their right side. It is a mark that requires gybing, a tricky manuoevre with a spinnaker up in fresh winds. Add to which they are all jostling to get the inside position at the mark which if they can get inside the other boats at a certain distance from the mark gives them right of way around it. All great fun when hurtling around in 4 ton boats!



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Date: Fri May 9, 2008
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Great shot Viv...does look chaotic, and it's not like you can put the breaks on if in the wrong spot.......400mm and you had to pull back to 300mm to get it all in...lol...there are 2 more boats in that melee, that we can't see too....SmileAlan
#1 Fri May 9, 2008 12:24pm

Thanks Alan. It was not a good night for a trial - very hazy (but I am not complaining - the haze is a result of some heat Smile ) Viv
#2 Fri May 9, 2008 12:50pm

What a cool shot, this is what your in the midst of when you race Viv? loks like an adrenalin rush. Lots of action. Maggi
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#3 Fri May 9, 2008 12:57pm

Thanks Maggi - yes we get in the middle of this sort of thing. Every year I think I dont want to race and as soon as we get the first close quarters action I get hooked again. Viv
#4 Fri May 9, 2008 1:30pm

Choas seems very apt! Nicely caught bit of racing action Viv.

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#5 Fri May 9, 2008 2:59pm

Nice action shot Viv....john
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#6 Sat May 10, 2008 1:23am

i'm in awe... what great action!
"The poetry of photography will always be more important than the mechanics of the camera..." - J-H. Lartigue
#7 Sat May 10, 2008 2:45am

Looks like they're all ganging up on the one in the middle! Is this revenge for him (wonder if his name is Brian - I have a thing about Brian's) trying to steal the wind in the previous photo. 'Steal the wind' ... It is hazy, but nature doesn't care about photography. You've captured a moment. Jan
#8 Sat May 10, 2008 7:55am

Thanks everyone! I enjoyed capturing this one and not being in the middle of it this time. Viv
#9 Sat May 10, 2008 10:08am

Cool image Viv! Smile Daenna
#10 Sat May 10, 2008 9:39pm

Thanks Daenna. Viv
#11 Sun May 11, 2008 11:05am

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