Velsheda vs Topaz- J Class World Championship, Newport RI


Six J Class Yachts raced this year at the
Inaugural World Championship in Newport, RI.
Velsheda, Ranger, Lionheart, Hanuman,
Topaz and Svea.





J Class World Championship, Newport RI


For almost 20 years, Michael has been
following the J Class yachts to beautiful
places like Antigua, France, England,
St Barths, and most recently, Newport RI.
All of the photographs in this newsletter
were taken in 2017.





Ranger, Svea and Velsheda- J Class World Championship, Newport RI


So far this year, Michael has processed
over 170 rolls of film.
Next, he travels to the Cape and Islands
to capture his signature seascape images.





J Class World Championship, Newport RI


Velsheda approaches the Claiborne Pell Bridge.
Velsheda, JK7 built 1933, was the only original
J Class yacht at the World Championship.





Svea, J Class World Championship, Newport RI


Svea JS1, the newest J Class,
has a LOA of 143 feet.





Topaz- St Barths Bucket Regatta


The St. Barths Bucket Regatta was
an amazing success, where six J Class
yachts spent four days racing:
Velsheda, Ranger, Lionheart, Hanuman,
Topaz and Shamrock. This epic event
was the first time these six world class
yachts were seen racing together.
The waves were 3 meters high,
the winds were 15-20 knots,
the water was a pristine blue,
while the sun and sparkles were abundant.

Beating- St. Barths Bucket Regatta

Beating or Beat to:
sailing as close as possible towards the wind







Hanuman- St. Barths Bucket Regatta

Hanuman joined the J Class racing circuit
in 2009.


Well to Windward- St. Barths Bucket Regatta

The heart of man is  
very much like the sea,  
it has its storms, it  
has its tides  
and in its depths it  
has its pearls too.  
Vincent van Gogh

Neck to Neck- St. Barths Bucket Regatta

Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.  
JK Rowling  

J Class Revival, Summer 2017 exhibition at the Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown MD
Wild Rose (pictured right) has only 2 remaining prints in the fine art pigment print edition!  
#33/50 and 49/50


"Set Sail" Preview of the 62nd Annual Arts Festival, Solo Exhibition, June 2017  
at the South Shore Arts Center, Cohasset MA


J Class World Championship, August 2017 show and reception at the Sheldon Gallery,  
Newport RI

Please join us for the first Friday in December (12/1) for an opening and reception at the  
Martin Gallery in Charleston SC

S Boats Racing, Herrshoff Classic Regatta

The S-Boat Class is the oldest  
one-design class still actively  
racing and sailing in their original boats.  

Columbia, Antigua Classic Regatta, April 2017

Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.  
Christy Ann Martine  


Happiness, not in another place but this place...  
Not for another hour, but this hour. Walt Whitman  

Michael on location in St Barths and Antigua


Michael on location in Antigua

These new images and more are available  
in a range of sizes. Enjoy and fair winds!


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