SailGP, the fastest sail racing in the world, arrived in the UK to make its debut on European waters at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. These catamarans foil to gain speed and topped 50 knots for the first time at Cowes.
My assignment for UKSportspics to cover the penultimate round of this new sport on the Sunday. Saturday’s racing being cancelled due to winds being just too strong.
Strong winds returned on the Sunday, with this and shooting from a rib made this exciting and at times nigh on impossible to hold a frame. Short zooms fared best though much of the credit goes to the rib skipper and his ability to place us close to the action. Tom Slingsby and Australia won all three races and in the following round in Marseilles the championship. Look out for the return of SailGP in 2020.
Round Two of the British Jetsports Championships at Wyboston Lakes Bedfordshire. This is my second opportunity to shoot this fast growing sport. Great action spread over two days. This year the action was brought a little closer to shore and more accessible to those viewing.
Shooting for @uksportspics covering the Extreme Sailing Series™ on their UK leg at Cardiff Bay
Established in 2007, the Extreme Sailing Series™ is the original Stadium Racing sailing circuit designed for spectators, delivering high-performance action close to shore and putting guests at the heart of the battle. Attracting some of the world’s top sailors, racing the hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans on short courses, the global circuit spans the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas.