Gathering for the start of the Southport 24-hour Race, 17 September 2005.
They have to turn around and go off to the left when the race starts. Luckily, the breeze increased before they actually started!
This shot was actually an "accidental"! When I took it, I was concentrating on the cannons (and trying to avoid a beer glass that was standing near them), so the boats and water were just background. It was only when I downloaded it to my PC that I realised how wonderful the light was, with the blue sails almost fluorescent and the water like a rippled mirror.
I then had to do a major rotation and crop to change the attention from the foreground to the background.
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