I’ve been photographing The Opera House Cup since it’s inception in 1973. After a few years of bumbling and countless poorly exposed images (this all began pre digital), I started to get the hang of things. I realized the value of a good chase boat and pilot cannot be taken lightly. I was fortunate enough to team up with local retired lobsterman, Chuck Butler, also an accomplished sailor. Relying on his dexterous navigating ability, I had the better of ten years to hone my skills. I learned to appreciate the beauty of sail, especially classic wooden boats and discovered another passion in my world of photography.