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Regattas, or un-powered boat races for you land-dwellers, is a global sport with participants from all kinds of backgrounds. For those who participate in these races, it's a team effort, one which every person aboard must be on top of their game and giving 100% or the whole team could lose. For fans of regattas, they are simply a marvel in moving beauty, and make fantastic photography subjects. The sea itself has a beauty to itself, when it's adorned with bright, colorful sails and team members often leaning over side to counterbalance, the danger also is seen.
These 17 photos show the overview and detail of why photographers love regattas, and hopefully inspire more of you to shoot them.