Dawn on the Water

Spent yesterday on the waters of Oyster Bay, N.Y. with sailing celebrity Dawn Riley whose Oakcliff Sailing Center is bursting with energy. Crews on four Swedish Match 40s raced in winds that gusted to 30 knots while Riley and her staff of coaches stayed close by in high-powered RIBS to explain what was being done right and wrong.

Luckily the rain tapered off and the bright sun remained hidden behind layers of thin clouds, creating the softbox effect that photographers love. Certainly helps make photos pop. Sure beats a day in the office.