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    "Behind the Lens" Part 25 - Orion Express

    This is Orion Express, the South African ILC40 and the Hong Kong yacht Hi Flyer photographed at the Corum Cup in Hong Kong in 1995. The weather for this event had been superb, windy and sunny, but on this "Round the Island Race" it was too rough for the press boat to follow the fleet so we cut the corner to one of the rounding Islands towards the east of Clearwater Bay. As

    Published 13:24 on 28 Apr 2020

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    "Behind the Lens" Part 24 - International 14 Jumping

    Paul Brotherton and Jerry Eplett sail an International 14 during a photoshoot for Proctor Masts in 2000 off Hayling Island. Pushing the 14 to the limit, they jumped clear of the water (no foils back then). Unfortunately it all went a bit pear shaped moments later when I pitch-poled my RIB running downwind on a particularly large wave, dumping me and the camera with this film still inside, into the water. Paul

    Published 13:19 on 28 Apr 2020

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    "Behind the Lens" Part 23 The RNLI Shoots

    In these days of Lockdown I thought I could show support for the people that put themselves in danger to save others. I don't have pictures that show the fantastic work the NHS does, but I do have pictures of the services like the RNLI, the Coastguard and other rescue services that put themselves, often voluntarily, in danger to save others. Back in the early 90's Rothmans Ireland wanted to give something back

    Published 11:12 on 25 Apr 2020

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    "Behind the Lens" Part 22 - Pete Goss & Team Philips

    29 March 2000. It was just after 7am when Andrew Preece and I were tucking into bacon and eggs in a roadside café just to the west of Plymouth. We were due to rendezvous with Team Philips at 10 off the Isle of Scilly so were killing a bit of time when Andrew's phone goes. "Hi Andrew its Pete, listen I know I said 10 but you better get here quick, the bows

    Published 12:19 on 24 Apr 2020

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    "Behind the Lens" Part 21 - The Jolie Brise

    Most years I do a photo shoot with the pilot cutter Jolie Brise.One of my favourites is this shot taken at the Fastnet Rock 2013. It came about when skipper Toby Marris asked if I could get a picture of them rounding the rock in the 2013 Fastnet Race. I was concerned that if we attempted this during the race they were likely to round in the dark. (Also I didn't want to hang around

    Published 12:10 on 24 Apr 2020

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    "Behind the Lens" Part 20 - Magnus Olsson

    I am not good at remembering dates but each year I know its around this time, and then it came up on The Ocean Race feed, I felt a bit bad. So a day late, Magnus we are thinking of you and it was privilege to have sailed many miles with you. Magnus raced in 6 Whitbread/Volvos, up there with the very elite that have a done so many. He won it on

    Published 18:32 on 21 Apr 2020

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    "Behind the Lens" Part 19 Corum The Admirals Cup

    The Admiral's Cups in the 80's and 90's were incredible events, the first one I photographed would have been the 87 edition, I was very much a rookie on the yachting photography scene, the only pictures I had had published were taken onboard Drum.Shooting from a media boat with a load of professional photographers around me was a new experience. They were a great bunch, Daniel, Carlo, Guy, Dan, Roger, Soe etc and again I

    Published 17:52 on 21 Apr 2020

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    "Behind the Lens" Part 18 The 31st America's Cup Auckland

    To finish up the week here is a selection of pictures from the Louis Vuitton series and The Cup. Over 120 races were sailed in the LVC with nine teams over a 5 month period. It was a fantastic time to be in Auckland and The Cup is back in there next year, I hope I get the chance to do it all again. 2002/3 were very early days in digital photography,

    Published 12:34 on 18 Apr 2020

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    "Behind the Lens" Part 17 The people GBR Challenge

    It's the people that make the Team, the back-room people, the boat builders, the designers the riggers, the sail makers, the sailing crew. Here is a selection of pictures of just some the many people at GBR Challenge. With two boats sailing and all the support needed, at times there were over 120 on the team. If there is a shot of you here or if you think I have one let

    Published 07:43 on 16 Apr 2020

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    "Behind the Lens" Part 16 GBR Challenge racing

    Following on from yesterdays post here is a selection of pictures from GBR Challenge racing in the 31 st America's Cup in Auckland in 2002/3. There was some great feedback from yesterdays post, hopefully this will spark some good memories too. My favourite out of these is the shot or GBR crossing ahead of Oracle in Round Robin 1 of the Louis Vuitton Cup and going on to win that race.

    Published 07:32 on 16 Apr 2020

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    "Behind the Lens" Part 15 GBR Challenge

    Another great job for me was with Peter Harrison's GBR Challenge for the 31 st America's Cup led by Ian Walker in 2002/3.The boats were built in Cowes but most of the training was done in Auckland.This is a selection of some of the early days photographing with the team.There were many young talented sailors that were given their chance on this program. My favourite picture out of these is the shot of

    Published 07:14 on 16 Apr 2020

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    "Behind the Lens" Part 14 Ellen MacArthur

    Racing around the world dodging icebergs and setting speed records with 10 of your best mates is one thing, doing it on your own, non stop is something else. I first met Ellen in the late 90s, she was living in a portakabin outside my office in the car park at Hamble Yacht Services.I didn't know at the time she would become a hero, but we talked a bit and shared a few

    Published 12:13 on 13 Apr 2020

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