My father and I campaign Firefly, a wooden 1926 Herreshoff, in the summer classic yacht racing circuit on Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Built in Bristol between 1919 and 1938, the S Class is the oldest one-design class still sailing the original boats. A number of fleets of these competitive little yachts remain active. Many of the ninety-five original boats still hoist their sails, and fifteen competed in the 90th Anniversary Celebration at the Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta in 2009.
This photo was taken while tacking back to the mooring at dusk, following a peaceful sunset cruise around the harbor. A blur of The Newport Pell Bridge is visible in the background.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III camera with 16-35mm lens.