Photos: Volvo Ocean Race Newport In-Port Race.

Here’s a second post from last weekend at the Volvo Ocean Race in Newport. These are from the in-port race, which happens at every stopover along the route. The six teams raced within the Narraganset Bay, giving spectators an up-close view of some really exciting racing.

My knowledge of sailing, and racing in particular, is relatively low, so from a photographer’s perspective, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. This was the first time I’ve shot a race like this, so it was a great learning experience. I quickly learned that it’s all about positioning, and half the battle to getting good sailing images is getting the chase boat in the right place.

This is a mix of features around the racing village before the race and action from the race itself. Despite the gray skies and flat light, I’m happy with a few of these. 

One more post to come from the send-offs tomorrow!