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Fort2Battery Sailing Race in Charleston Harbor

The inaugural Fort2Battery sailing race took place this afternoon in the waters of Charleston, SC, with 53 participants sailing everything from kiteboards, catamarans, sailboards, and Moth hyperfoil sailboats. The event, organized by Tim Fitzgerald, started at Fort Sumter and ended at the tip of the Battery in Charleston harbor. The winner, Moth racing champion Bora Gulari, took home the $100 prize, but the race was really more about getting everyone out on the water and enjoying everything sailing has to offer in all its many forms. It was so much fun photographing this race—the vibe among the racers and spectators was awesome, despite the cool, rainy conditions. At least there was plenty of wind! Much thanks to Alan Block of Sailing Anarchy for hosting us on his boat this weekend to capture all the races on camera!

Enjoy these images below, and as usual, these and more from the day can be viewed larger here

 

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These and more images from the day can be viewed larger and purchased at elssipkes.smugmug.com/04062014

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