"Photographing in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius in the Bay of Naples is a pretty special place to find one self, especially when a 19-metre classic is bearing down on you off the start line. It had been a chaotic beginning to the race as all the yachts, big and small, had been put on the same start line very close to the shore. We decided the best place for our rib was well out the way so we headed beyond the committee boat and waited for the yachts to come to us. Positioned pretty much stationary on their leeward side with the engine turning over we are in a top spot. We've provided no wash to hamper the yacht and if we need to take evasive action we can just swing off to the left. In the event we were fine and I was able to get the shot including the bow sprit and stern. The crew member on the lee deck acting as a spotter for the helmsman gave me a wave as they shot by."