Lights-Camera-Carlo, Passion and Art in Sailing - Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi was born in 1956 in Bellano on Lake Como, Italy where he still lives today. Carlo started his photographic career following local regattas and since then has become a world-famous photographer working for Rolex nautical events, the America’s Cup and much more. His award-winning photography has been at the heart of the Rolex Fastnet Race for generations. Join Carlo for a voyage through some of his amazing pictures, detailing the techniques used and also the story behind the scenes.
RORC Time Over Distance Volume 5: Lights-Camera-Carlo, Passion and Art in Sailing - Carlo Borlenghi - Friday 01 May 1700 BST: Live interactive interview with Carlo Borlenghi check the RORC Facebook page from 1700hrs or the Time Over Distance feed on the on the club website.
With a BA Hons Degree in Sculpture & Photography in her back pocket, Ingrid Abery cut her marine photographic teeth tracking the renowned 18ft skiff fleet powering down Sydney Harbour in a 26 knot Nor’easter from a helicopter.
The Royal Ocean Racing Club announce further cancellations and changes to some of its key events as the season progresses and the COVID-19 pandemic continues throughout April.
Through the Lens - Tim Wright
The RORC Caribbean 600 celebrated its 12th edition back in February and since the first race in 2009, yachting photographer Tim Wright has captured the spirt and essence of the race as yachts compete around the 600nm course.
“One of the challenges of photographing the RORC Caribbean 600 is how to cover the fleet effectively on a sensible budget. In 2016 I had the idea of following the race on my own (very modest) 43 foot ketch Seascape, instead of chasing them in a fast powerboat and/or helicopter. This involved stops at Barbuda, St. Barths and, finally, Redonda. The latter required anchoring on a narrow strip of black sand at the foot of a 300 metre cliff, but once settled in, I was able to go out in the dinghy and shoot passing race boats with Redonda majestically in the background. This shot of Jethou stands out to me because all the elements aligned - a boat sailing on the limit, spectacular wave action, perfect light and dramatic background.”
About Tim Wright
In 1993 Tim Wright was living on his 34 ft sailing boat in the Caribbean and started to photograph yachts as a means of survival. Today he still spends much of the year afloat in the Caribbean where he is now considered the leading practitioner of marine photography in the region. He now splits his time between the Caribbean and regattas in the UK and the Mediterranean.
Many sailors will instantly recognize his unique style. Where other photographers shoot from larger boats, Tim works from a tiny 12 foot inflatable which serves double duty as his yacht tender. This gives him incredible manoeuvrability, allowing him to get frighteningly close to the action.
Whitbread Racer, Antarctic Explorer & Real Life Legend - Skip Novak
Born in Chicago in 1952, Skip Novak is best known for his participation in four Whitbread Round the World Yacht Races, including three as skipper with Alaska Eagle, Drum and Fazisi. Simon Le Bon’s Drum famously capsized in the 1985 Fastnet Race but went on to compete in the Whitbread Round the World Race, finishing third. In 1989 Skip Novak project-managed the build of the first Soviet entry in the Whitbread Race - as the Iron Curtain was coming down, Novak skippered Fazisi in the round the world race. Wishing to combine his mountaineering skills with sailing, Novak built his first expedition yacht Pelagic in 1987 and has since spent every season in Antarctic waters.
RORC Time Over Distance Volume 4: Skip Novak - Whitbread Racer and Antarctic Explorer - Friday 24 April 1700 BST: Live interactive interview with Skip Novak check the RORC Facebook page from 1700hrs or the Time Over Distance feed on the on the club website.
Time Over Distance Volume 3 – Keelboat Masterclass with Andrew ‘Dog’ Palfrey
Two-time Etchells World Champion, 5.5 Metre World Champion and Olympic sailor - Andrew Palfrey delivers a keelboat masterclass.
The RORC Easter Challenge has been running for nearly three decades and for over 15 years, marine photographer Paul Wyeth has been capturing the action in the RORC’s season opener. He selects a few of his favourite shots from 2010-2019.
Jack Bouttell started racing with the RORC on Piet Vroon’s Tonnerre as a teenage bowman & Alexis Loison shot to fame winning the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race overall. Listen to their achievements as they talk through sailing some of the biggest races in the world. Time Over Distance Volume 2 - Friday 10th April 1700hrs (BST): Live interactive interview with Jack & Alexis, check the RORC Facebook page from 1700hrs or the Time Over Distance feed on the on the club website.
Jolie Brise was the winner of the inaugural Fastnet Race in 1925 and is still the only boat to have won the race on three occasions. She celebrated her centenary by competing in the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race. Rick Tomlinson selects his favourite shot of this historic 1913 Gaff-Rigged Pilot Cutter.
“One of my all-time favourite pictures is this shot of Jolie Brise at the Fastnet Rock. It came about because her skipper Toby Marris asked me if I could get a picture of them rounding the Rock in the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race. I was concerned that if we attempted this during the race, they were likely to round in the dark. Toby’s response was “no problem, we can sail over a week before, do the pictures, sail back and then do the race!” Good positive attitude!
Live interviews with sailors from around the world, exploring epic races, top pro-techniques and more. Interactive discussions with outstanding sailors together with videos and pictures. Time Over Distance is designed to inform and entertain any serious offshore sailor. We hope that the RORC Time Over Distance library will become a highly regarded resource for years to come.
Time Over Distance Volume 1- Friday 3rd April 1700hrs (BST): Live interactive interview with Briton Brian Thompson who has broken 33 world sailing records! Featuring videos and live commentary about his astounding career. The Vendee Globe, Rolex Fastnet Race, Jules Verne Trophy and MOD70 campaigns in the RORC Transatlantic Race and RORC Caribbean 600. Check the RORC Facebook page from 1700hrs or the Time Over Distance feed on the on the club website.
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