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Sunday, October 04, 2009

CYA National Regatta for My World


















This post is for My World where you can see interesting pictures from all around the globe.
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The 2009 CYA National Qualifying Regatta for Laser/Laser Radial and 470 classes and 2010 World Youth Team Qualifier was hosted at the Yacht Club over the last four days. They finally got some good wind and excellent fast racing. These are some of the best sailors in the world and they really can put on an amazing show of power over the wind in the little bay. It was exciting and exhilarating to watch as each race was unpredictable with tide, wind and currents changing rapidly. Not being a sailor myself, (can't you tell), I watched carefully from the rocky shoreline, keeping camera and lens nice and dry, and I imagined what it would be like to be one of them and was fascinated.. It was like looking into a window of an unknown and mysterious world....the world of national championship sailing. My camera snapped away and took a lot of photos of it as I sat at the ocean's edge amongst the shorebirds and kelp, bracing against the strong winds. One of the most enjoyable sports I can think of; it is full of shiny boats, pounding waves and whitecaps on a rippled ocean, sails whipping in the wind, and boats quickly turning over, masts breaking and lots of fast action on an icy blue sea. Great fun!

(photos are of some of the winners but everyone who participated at this level is a winner, I have photos available to give to the racers again if they contact me) Cheers to all the My World group of bloggers and have a great day.

43 comments:

Martha Z said...

Beautiful shots, I especially like the second one with the boats lined up and the mountain behind. Had I been raised near the water I think I would have learned to sail.

Erin said...

so like that second shot with the snow covered mountains in the background and the sailboats...nice capture.

Snap said...

What wonderful photos. The water is so blue! It is fun to watch the sailing and imagine the wind in the hair (imagining is as close as I'd get!).

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Beautiful shots - and such a beautiful mountain backdrop!
Janice.

Photo Cache said...

Looks like a fun time at the waterfront.

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Barb said...

Great watery race pictures. Can't pick a winner (sorry - couldn't help myself...)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what fun! Love the boats and your photos are fantastic! Really capture the feeling!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are gorgeous shots.The mountains in the background are a perfect setting.
Ruth

foto CHIP said...

Just beautiful!!! White sails and all the blue - lovely shots!

eileeninmd said...

Nice photos of the sailboats, it looks like fun.

SandyCarlson said...

These are beautiful. Gorgeous.

J Bar said...

Brilliant. I love them all.
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Arija said...

What a wonderful backdrop the mountains make for all those white sails! Everything sparkles with speed and energy.

bettyl said...

Again, your photos are wonderfully colorful! I enjoy your pictures very much.

Grace and Bradley said...

It must be so exciting to watch with such a beautiful day and such beautiful backdrop. Thanks for sharing.

Tabib said...

yes, I pick that 2nd picture.

Marites said...

those are really nice captures but i love the 2nd one the most:) they look like toys.

magiceye said...

brilliant blue images!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

I R: What a wonderful show, really enjoyed the photos and the backdrop. That was a great place to capture the race.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I can smell that wonderfully blue fresh air!

J said...

Sounds like you'd have to be brace to try it - I think I'd prefer to watch!

Pam said...

The white sails are so beautiful against the blue of the water and sky. I can almost feel the action of the boats gliding through the water.

Janie said...

Beautiful captures of the boats, the sea, the sky, and especially the mountains! Great view.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Thanks so much for the comments...each one is appreciated so much...I try to read as many of your blogs as I possibly can. Cheers.

Regina said...

Gorgeous and beautiful captures! I enjoyed it.

Judy said...

How exciting this event must have been and after looking at your pictures and reading your post, I feel like I enjoyed it, too. Have a great weekend.

Japa said...

Lucky you being on the right place at the right time for those magnificent shots.

Roy said...

Hi Ocean, such stunning scenery in this images. Thanks for posting them.

Lantaw said...

beautiful takes! it must have been quite a day for you

Carly said...

beautiful pictures! They look like they should be hanging on a wall in a lake house!

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a beautiful part of the country you live in.

Gill in Southern Ontario

Mo said...

Just stopping by to wish you a merry Christmas. Hope you are well, Ocean.

Lew said...

Beautiful shots of the sails, water and sky!

Dot O said...

Love these shots - so many different shades of blue. They are gorgeous and it's so nice to see beautiful warm weather when we are stuck in the middle of a deep freeze.

Denise said...

All great photographs, what a wonderful day that must have been.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Awesome shot - glorious combinations of light & darker shades of blue.The white sails stand out very conspiciously.

vijay said...

wow..
nice pictures..
really its cool landscapes...
thanks for sharing...

from savandurga

KaHolly said...

What an awesome and busy blog! I've certainly enjoyed my visit and your gorgeous photos!

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vireviews said...

Beautiful photos, and wonderful blog you have going here - we love seeing people boast and gloat over the beauty that is Vancouver Island! Take care :)

WildBlack said...

WoW! Great post :)

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