Tag: Sailing

Sailing on “Seraffyn”


Yesterday I had the pleasure of going for a sail on “Seraffyn” a 24 1/2’ Lyle Hess-designed sloop patterned after an English channel cutter. She was built by Lin and Larry Pardey in the late 1960s and is currently owned by George Dow. Seraffyn moved well in the light winds of Situate Harbor as we made our way past the breakwater I couldn’t help but imagine what it must have been like crossing oceans on this small simple vessel. 

First Night Shooting Sailing With The Outex Waterproof Housing


Here are a few of the photos from the first night with the Outex waterproof housing. I have been wanting to try to get shots like these for a long time and as I expected they are kind of hit or miss. For these shots I set myself up on the swim platform of the committee boat and shot as the boats sailed by on the way to the starting line.  Obviously the underwater parts of the photos would be more dramatic if I was in the Caribbean but as you know if you have ever sailed in Buzzards bay the water is a little less than clear. Aside from that though I am pretty happy with the photos and I am looking forward to getting out there again tonight and giving it another shot.

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The H12 (Herreshoff 12)


This was my first chance to shoot the Herreshoff 12 and what a cool little boat it is. The race started down wind from between Wing’s Neck and Scraggy Neck then continued around Bassett’s Island and back out the start line. Shooting the fleet as they worked their way through the channel on a busy Saturday afternoon was definitely interesting to say the least. Below are a few of my favorites from the day please visit donparkinson.photoshelter.com for the rest of the H12 images. If you would like to know more about this class  the Buzzards Yacht Club has a page dedicated to the history.

Stuart Knockabout Nationals 7/20/13


On July 20th I was fortunate to shoot the Stuart Knockabout Nationals as they sailed in 20+ knots of breeze between Wings Neck and Scraggy Neck here in Cataumet MA. With the 4+ foot swells there was a lot of bailing going on around the course but these Herreshoff designed boats didn’t seem to mind at all. Here are a few of my favorites from the day you can find these and many more for sale over on donparkinson.photoshelter.com .