Today was the first day of the 2009 International Rolex Regatta in St. Thomas, USVI. It was a long day, going on 17 hours now, and the morning was tough with rough seas, fluky winds, strong tides and a cloud cover that seemed to wreck the light wherever the boats went. However, by afternoon boat driver Dean and I had a better handle on things. The light improved and we got in better positions. Here’s one of my favorite shots of the day. Beach cats are a blast to watch, photograph and as you can see, to sail. You have to have strong nerves though and be in good shape. These guys were out there for about 5 hours straight.