"This photograph is an excellent example of keeping your eyes open and scanning a race for opportunities. I could never have predicted this almost perfect arrangement of yachts as they rounded a mark and then hardened up onto a tight reach. I'd actually been following the lead boats who were 30 seconds ahead when I looked round and saw the red spinnaker in the centre of the shot. Our rib was drifting slowly to the right so I didn't even need to change our course as this gap opened up between the two leads yachts and I depressed the shutter. The tantalising nature of photography can sometimes provide excitement that is difficult to articulate. It was almost as if I'd been gifted the photograph."