RegattaActiveImages, Alamitos Bay, OCRs March 2005
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Welcome to a site dedicated to images of small boat sailing, racing, and the people who do it. These photo essays cover a variety of events from local fun days on the water to world level competition. My full image collections are much larger but the photos here were selected to give the feeling of being there for the event.

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1st Annual Finn Collegiate Nationals March 17, 2005 Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach, CA Nine young sailors showed their talents in the Finn at this first annual contest.
Regatta Day 1 March 18, 2005 Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach, CA Race Committee veterans couldn't remember a more impossible day in 30+ years. Winds clocked, veered, and probably went vertically as well. Took all day for two starts and abandonments. No racing. The fleet was towed in.
Regatta Day 2 March 19, 2005 Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach, CA The day began much like the one before. Groans turned to grins as the wind came in finally with good pressure but still lots of shifts. RC reported making 64 course changes for the day.
Regatta Day 3, Awards March 20, 2005 Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach, CA Winds started early and held, building to 18-20 by the afternoon with swells and chop. Great planing conditions with lots of plain hard work required.