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.
Time Over Distance Volume 6: Dee Caffari - Dare, Dream, Discover
Dee Caffari has sailed around the world six times. She is the first woman to have sailed single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions and the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world a total of three times. Dee was awarded an MBE in recognition of her achievements.
Arthur Daniel, from the Caribbean island of Grenada, has worked as part of the RORC media team for the past six years. His work captures the beauty of his native country and the triumph of competitors as they complete the longest race in the RORC racing calendar.
Grenada-based photographer Arthur Daniel took this shot of the Class40s as they headed off after the start of the 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 race.
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.