**Tell us about this shot. **
What I like about this shot is the extreme sea state, emphasized by the boat being half hidden in the trough of the wave. It was taken off the eastern tip of St. Barts at 8:30 a.m. I covered the race start from a helicopter and had it drop me off in Barbuda. I chartered a small sailboat in Antigua and had it meet me, with my RIB, in Barbuda so I could shoot the North Sails mark close to the island. After all the boats had passed, we set sail overnight to St. Barts. I transferred to the RIB at the first hint of light, and I was on station photographing the boats as soon as there was enough light to take a picture—before 7 a.m.