In a bit of a departure from the usual esoteric fare, I offer an image blog. As an avid, albeit unaccomplished hack photographer, I had a blast shooting a Jet Ski race this past weekend in Milford, CT.
My brother is actively involved in this close-knit community of motorheads/X-game wannabes and waterhounds. I mention this because, while a competition, I saw how the participants demonstrated a true passion for everything Personal Watercraft (PWC) – more commonly referred to as Jetski – with PWC playing “tissue” to Jetskis’ “Kleenex” status. There was sharing, helping, joking and, in general, a lot of fraternization amongst the players. Someone needs a 15 mm socket, done. Can I borrow your beach trailer to go gas up my ski? Sure, use my mine. This wasn’t just swiping a cold beer after the race from an unfamiliar cooler, it was a general feel of camaraderie. It was fun culminated by a podium classic of the top tier mushing a cupcake into the silver medalist; naturally caught on a cell phone video and posted to everyone’s amusement on the race organizer’s Facebook page.
Thanks for getting these shots and for supporting the pwc racing community! Would love the start line pic and any others you have of the ski classes (#26)!