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August 23, 2010
Photos from the Ida Lewis 2010 Distance Race
VJ & I were sailing from Cuttyhunk to Newport on Friday afternoon and our course took us just outside and parallel to one of the early legs of the Ida Lewis 2010 Distance race, a reach from Brenton Point to the "SR"MoA Whistle, south of Sachuest Point. I was able to photograph many of the boats making their way downwind as we sailed past. The course was shortened from 177 to 122 miles due to light winds. We anchored overnight in Newport and were awakened multiple times before first light on Saturday morning by the horn as leaders finished. Once daylight broke, I emerged with my camera and photographed many of the finishers. Here are a few samples. Many more are on Flickr.