, 2022-09-09 14:14:02,
Some of the most spectacular sailing venues are in the Tropics, like the Caribbean and Hawaii featured in the September pages of the 2022 Ultimate Sailing Calendar.
But the Tropics are more than just a state of mind! The brilliant sunshine, warm crystalline waters and steady trade winds saturate the region between the Tropic of Cancer at 23.5 N latitude and Tropic of Capricorn at 23.5 S latitude.
For centuries these were vital demarcation lines for travelers as they navigated by way of the heavens. And ‘heavenly’ is exactly what comes to mind, when I think of the many images I’ve captured in the Tropics!
September’s top featured photo was taken at the 2015 Les Voiles de St. Barth … and okay, I’ll admit it was a little hellish too – nearly drowning in the RIB as we chased Rambler88 in the colossal seas and breeze!
Considering Rambler is 88-feet long, with a 23-foot beam and 135-foot-high mast – easily capable of 30 to 40 knots of boat speed – it was a challenge just keeping up! And that’s just one of the myriad of challenges faced when photographing supersized yachts, versus smaller craft like the J/70s we talked about last month.
To best capture the detail and excitement, I used my Canon 1D Mark IV with a 70-200mm F2.8 lens, at a…
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