Through the Lens - David Branigan
West Cork is a family holiday destination and a trip out to the Fastnet – weather permitting – is a regular adventure at least several times a year. It’s about 15 nautical miles from Baltimore, depending on which route is taken.
That trip also usually takes in a visit to Cape Clear where there is a memorial to the ’79 Fastnet Race. I picked this image of Matt Brooks’ S&S 52' Yawl Dorade in the Rolex Fastnet Race for many reasons; the classic yacht in a classic offshore race, not in champagne sailing conditions but on a grey skies day that adds to the allure. Like sailing, marine photography means accepting the conditions even if secretly wishing for clear blue skies and brilliant sunshine.