Midweek racing in Poole Harbour. The 14 foot Merlin Rocket is a development class. Unlike many "one design" classes where every boat must be identical, these boats are allowed to develop within defined parameters. Many of the the wooden ones are like works of art, beautifully made.
I well remember racing Fireballs and starting 5 minutes before the Merlins. Even though the Fireball was in theory the faster boat, the Merlins would be right through our fleet by the end of the race.
Handheld Canon 30D, with 100-400L IS and 1.4x converter, so effectively a 560mm lens.