A chase boat with a skilled driver is essential to getting good images during a fast-moving yacht race. This is a photo of the supermaxi Ran racing off Antigua. It was taken from a bouncing RIB (rigid inflatable boat), which means you have to hang on tight, keep the water off your lens and set a very high shutter speed to help reduce the blur. This image was published in the April 2013 issue of SAILING Magazine.
Light-weight, fast planing hulls are state-of-the-art in sailboat racing.