RegattaActiveImages 2006
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All images copyright 2006 by Jan Walker. All rights reserved. Contact me for purchases and information concerning licensing for any public display, derivative works, or publication. 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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2004 Season From February through October 2004; from local Interclub fun to the Star Worlds; from home base to Gaeta, Italy. Chronicling a broad cross-section of sailing passion.
2005 Season January through October 2005; from just plain fun to world level fun.
Finn US Nationals June 16-18, 2006 Wild Harbor Yacht Club, Falmouth, MA One day of moderate air, then two days of classic 15-20+ Buzzards Bay "smokey sou'wester". Geoff Ewenson takes the honors, followed closely by Darrell Peck.
RIISA Leeds Mitchell Regatta June 10-11, 2006 Barrington Yacht Club, Barrington, RI Finns and Lasers sailed this traditional June regatta for International classes. Wretched conditions on Day 1 tested the resolve of many. Day 2 much improved -- winds "up and down" 12-16. Pictures from Day 2. Results at RIISA website.
Star Western Hemisphere Spring Championship 23-26 May, 2006 Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis MD, USA Forty-two top teams meet for 4 days of intense racing on Chesapeake Bay.
Alamitos Bay OCR Regatta 2006 1 - 2 April, 2006 Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach CA Excellent sailing day, with winds SSW 9 - 15 mph and 2-3 ft seas. Good action, happy sailors.
Finn Sailing. 21 February 2006; 28-31 March, 2006; and prior events Clinics held at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club*, Long Beach CA, Palm Beach Sailing Club*, West Palm Beach FL, Coyote Point Yacht Club, San Mateo,CA. Regattas include the Finn Midwinters, Pacific Coast Championships, Miami OCR, and ABYC OCR. *Partial support from US Finn Foundation for website development and these clinics. Now for something completely different! This page has the beginnings of a collection of materials to help people learn how to have a blast sailing a Finn (the little dinghy that could). The contents so far: annotated still shots from various clinics and regattas plus a small amount of low-quality storage-hungry video. Avoid clicking on the video items unless you have a high speed internet connection. Even then, you might have to wait awhile before it starts playing because it is not streaming video.
Acura Miami Race Week 2006 12 March, 2006 Acura Miami Race Week 2006, Miami FL, USA Glorious day, with winds 15+ and 2-4 ft seas with chop. TP52, Farr 40, J105, Mumm 30, Melges 24, and more. Great action! Results
Bacardi Cup March 5 - 10, 2006 Coral Reef Yacht Club, Miami FL Classic Star regatta, the 79th annual Bacardi Cup!
Finn North American Masters Championship February 21 - 25, 2006 Palm Beach Sailing Club, West Palm Beach FL Master Finn sailors take to the water for the inaugural North American Masters Championship.
ZAG Star Masters Regatta February 11 - 12, 2006 Coral Reef Yacht Club, Miami, FL "Bold", not "old". Star skippers over 50 through over 90 gather to race legends past and future.
Finn Midwinters & Laser Radial North Americans February 2 - 5, 2006 Lauderdale Yacht Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Top international sailors in Finns and Laser Radials join North Americans for traditional February sailing off Ft. Lauderdale.
Rolex Miami OCRs January 23 - 27, 2006 US Sailing Center & Coral Reef Yacht Club, Miami, FL Olympic classes regatta, obligatory qualifier for the US Sailing Team, draws top international competition.
Biscayne Bay Trophy; Star District 20 January 21 & 22, 2006 Coral Reef Yacht Club, Miami, FL rock Stars gather for the Biscayne Bay trophy regatta, as a tuneup prior to the Miami OCRs.
Acura Key West 2006 18 January, 2006 Acura Key West Race Week 2006, Key West Florida, USA A day with the big boat crowd. Challenging photo day, with strong winds, lumpy seas, and changing lighting. Good though. Results