Judged by the Cover October 2023

Written by Roxanne Hughes 

Written by Roxanne Hughes 

Gracing the cover of our October issue is the aptly named SY Hallowe’en, a 24.7m cutter designed by William Fife and launched in 1926. 

Oriol Esteve’s striking shot of this classic beauty was captured during the Copa del Rey Classics in Mahon earlier this summer. 

“It was on the second day of racing,” says Oriol. “I was alone in the RIB and I was doing everything myself – driving the boat, listening to the committee over the VHF, setting up the cameras and even coordinating use of the drone with the airport in-between flights coming into the airspace.” 

Oriol describes how he was positioned at the last mark, south of Menorca, “I was exhausted – all day I had been this multi-tasking octopus and actually, when Hallowe’en began sailing upwind, I was sitting on the floor of the RIB and thinking I was finished.” This shooting position, from the lower vantage point, is what gives the photo its hazy quality. And, combined with the afternoon light, this effect made Oriol’s last shot of the regatta his favourite. 

 

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