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Old Jan 5, 2005, 10:07 PM   #1
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The Falmouth 26 Polaris Jack broad reach through life






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Old Jan 5, 2005, 11:41 PM   #2
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Nice one Rod,
Is she yours?
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Old Jan 6, 2005, 12:09 AM   #3
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ROD!!

how you doing man!! great to see you here posting again!!

nice boat

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Old Jan 6, 2005, 3:36 AM   #4
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Nice shot Rod. And welcome back.
Now, what have you done with Puck? :lol:

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Nice one Rod,
Is she yours?
Unless someone else took the photo, I wouldn't have thought so. But that sail does look very similar to the one he used for his book jacket entry. Who knows?
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Old Jan 8, 2005, 2:08 PM   #5
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Polaris Jack is a Falmouth 26, i.e. 26 ftlength on deck. She is home to Lindy and AO, who have sailed her as far south as Trinidad, through the Caribbean Sea and as far north as Maine. They either winter in Charleston, SC or the Florida Keys.

The image was taken from our boat, a Bristol Channel Cutter 28 named IDUNA. She was designed by the same designer as Polaris Jack and also flys a set of tanbark colored sails. The design of both boats is based on the English Pilot Cutters that sailed the English Channel and the Western Approaches to England in the days of sail.

We had won our anchor before sunrise and followed Polaris Jack out of Annapolis, MD. Once we cleared Greenberry Point, we were greeted with 20 to 25 knots of wind from the north. It was time to sail and shape a course south to Solomon Island, about 50 nautical miles away. As we caught up with Polaris Jack the scene captured in the photo just started to unfold. We watched in awe as this traditional little cutter made her way south on a wind tossed bay. I just started shooting, hoping to capture the beauty of sail.

The image was capture in RAW then processed with Photoshop's RAW plug-in. White balance was set with the white balance tool, the exposure was increased by 0.5 EV and contrast decreased from the camera setting of 25 to +16. The image was opened in Photoshop and curve and level adjustment layers were usedon the sky and water to control contrast.

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