The Story Behind “In Sync”


The salt spray was on the tip of my tongue and adrenaline coursed through my veins.⁠ As we rounded Capo Ferro on the northern part of the island just off Porto Cervo, these four Super J-Class yachts came into focus.

I took this image off the coast of Sardinia, Italy in 2016 during the making of my "Sail: Majesty at Sea" coffee table book benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. I remember the day like it was yesterday. The regatta was off to an exhilarating start and our chase boat struggled to keep up as we navigated the choppy seas. The salt spray was on the tip of my tongue, adrenaline coursing through my veins.⁠

As we rounded Capo Ferro on the northern part of the island just off Porto Cervo, these four Super #JClass yachts (Lionheart, Rainbow, Velsheda, and Ranger) came into focus and I was taken aback by the stark contrast of these magnificent boats against the land in the distance. The marriage of forms was so simple yet so powerful as each boat leaned at the exact same angle as they sliced through the water. The resulting image could have been taken 100 years ago or 10 years ago as these boats, and what they represent, are timeless; a quality that I wanted to replicate in my documentation. ⁠

Many of my fondest childhood memories are from time spent on the water with those that I love most. I find comfort in being around the ocean and this image brings me back to some of these joys and carefree moments in my early years- one of the many reasons why it hangs in my living room.

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