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Through the Lens – James Mitchell

James Mitchell is an award winning, internationally published British photographer based in Lanzarote, Canary Islands. He specialises in photographing the world's leading sports brands and athletes, but also covers commercial, documentary, editorial, action, adventure & sport photography all over the globe.

James worked with the RORC media team from the first RORC Transatlantic Race in 2014, capturing the essence of the race for the following three years. The spectacular volcanic landscape of Lanzarote was the dramatic backdrop for his images in the RORC’s longest race. The 7th edition will depart on 9th January from Calero Marinas Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, bound for Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada.

2016 rtr start lanzarote jm

"I shot this photo of the Italian trimaran Maserati at the start of the third RORC Transatlantic which started from Calero Marinas Marina Arrecife on Lanzarote in November 2016. At this time the Multi70 had gone through some substantial changes with rudders that allowed them to lift the stern and foils to lift the floats, allowing her to fly 'out of the water’. And boy, did she fly. We were around 10km's into the start of the race and 300 metres offshore when the wind suddenly whipped up. With Giovanni Soldini on the tiller, Maserati took flight at an insane speed; the 150hp engine on our press RIB had no chance keeping up! Within minutes, the trimaran was starting to lean onto its port side float. With the Lanzarote landscape in the distance, Maserati looked majestic as she went up on her foils. I kept shooting as she flew away from us, headed for her final destination some 3,000 nm away in Grenada," remembers James Mitchell.

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RORC Office Locations Map
Royal Ocean Racing Club
(General Enquiries, Membership, House)

20 St James's Place

 +44 (0) 20 7493 2248
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
Royal Ocean Racing Club
(Racing Enquiries)

82 High Street
Isle of Wight
PO31 7AJ

 +44 (0) 1983 295 144
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
RORC Cowes Clubhouse

The Parade
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QU

 +44 (0) 1983 293581
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
RORC Rating Office
(Seahorse Rating Ltd)

Seahorse Building, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3SE

 +44 (0) 1590 677030
 +44 (0) 1590 679478

Royal Ocean Racing Club - since 1925

The RORC was founded in 1925 to encourage long distance yacht racing and the design, building and navigation of sailing vessels in which speed and seaworthiness are combined. Today the club encourages ocean, long distance and other forms of yacht racing and yachting activity.