Photos: Volvo Ocean Race Departs Newport.

Here is a third and final post from the Volvo Ocean Race in Newport, this time from the send off and departure on to the next leg of the race, which will take the six crews to Lisbon, Portugal.

After some less than desirable weather through the weekend, we finally caught a perfect day. Blue skies, high winds, and warm temperatures – “champagne sailing,” as they apparently call it. 

Coincidentally, I felt like I finally hit my stride shooting, so a combination of that and the conditions made for a fantastic day out on the water. Shooting off of a chase boat at 30-40 knots was an adrenaline rush. There are worse ways to spend a Sunday! 

Here are a few of my favorites from the day. Looking back, I loved every minute of this sailing experience over the past week, even the low moments in the pitch black in the middle of the night. I owe thanks to the team at Getty Images for asking me to shoot this for them, and for the talented, hard working team at the Volvo Ocean Race for their help and support through the week. It was great to meet some new people.

I hope I’m able to shoot more in the future!