Local Flavor Films and Photography: Blog https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog en-us (C) 2021 Local Flavor Films and Photography, all rights reserved. (Local Flavor Films and Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:40:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:40:00 GMT https://www.localflavorphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u754041889-o1051535928-50.jpg Local Flavor Films and Photography: Blog https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog 120 120 North Points #4 SAISA Event hosted at Lake Lanier Sailing Club • 12.07.19 https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2020/2/north-points-4-saisa-event-hosted-at-lake-lanier-sailing-club-12-07-19 Our day started off as a fair easterly at 9 mph and a beautiful sunny day; Lake Lanier Sailing Club had 14 varsity and 2 JV teams nearing almost 100 people at our event! Our PRO, Bill Harshman was able to get 3 sets of races off for both Division A & B in this day. We are honored to have captured this event, check out the highlight reel below.

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) lake lanier sailing club north points 4 sailing SAISA https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2020/2/north-points-4-saisa-event-hosted-at-lake-lanier-sailing-club-12-07-19 Wed, 12 Feb 2020 14:46:33 GMT
USODA 2018 Mellow Mushroom Optimist Southeast Championships https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2018/10/usoda-2018-mellow-mushroom-optimist-southeast-championships USODA_Southeast ChampionshipUSODA_Southeast Championship

 

October 6-7 we had the privilege of shooting the USODA 2018 Mellow Mushroom Optimist Southeast Championship at Lake Lanier Sailing Club. What an impressive showing from the Green and Championship Fleets, ages 7-14. Well done sailors! Highlight video below.

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) lake lanier sailing club usoda 2018 mellow mushroom optimist southeast championships https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2018/10/usoda-2018-mellow-mushroom-optimist-southeast-championships Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:30:04 GMT
Barefoot Sailing Club 43rd Annual Open Regatta https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2017/10/barefoot-sailing-club-43rd-annual-open-regatta Photos from Barefoot Sailing Club's 43rd annual Open Regatta are live! Download and share any photos you like for personal use. Please do not alter photos or crop the logo, contact us for commercial use. Click on any photo below to visit the entire gallery. Results are HERE

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) 2017 barefoot open regatta barefoot sailing club boat bsc ga lake lake lanier nautical regatta sailing water https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2017/10/barefoot-sailing-club-43rd-annual-open-regatta Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:28:44 GMT
Lake Lanier Sailing Club Reggae Regatta 2017 https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2017/6/lake-lanier-sailing-club-reggae-regatta-2017 Thanks to Lake Lanier Sailing Club for hosting a fantastic Reggae Regatta. Saturday's lack of wind and plethora of power boats didn't lend itself to regatta quality race conditions but sailors made the best of it. The apres-race beer and storytelling hour was topped only by the live steel drums. Once the food trucks pulled in and setup shop the party elevated to a new level as Lake Lanier's Fly Betty Band took the stage and brought down the house, making the not-so-race conditions earlier in the day disappear into the night. Sunday brought regatta winds and race committees fired off one race after the other until it was time to tally the scores and hand out awards. Thanks to Kelly and John Bryant for their commitment and hard work in executing a flawless regatta.

OVERALL RESULTS CLICK HERE              MULTIHULL OVERALL RESULTS CLICK HERE

CLICK ON ANY PHOTO BELOW TO GO TO THE GALLERY AND DOWNLOAD PHOTOS

 

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) Atlanta Boat GA Georgia LLSC Lake Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Sailing Club Melges Melges 24 Nautical Regatta Sailing Water https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2017/6/lake-lanier-sailing-club-reggae-regatta-2017 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:50:52 GMT
Rivals New Speed Combine and 3 Stripe Camp in Atlanta https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2017/4/rivals-new-speed-combine-and-3-stripe-camp-in-atlanta Where do you go to find the next college football athletes in the Southeast? Rivals new speed combine and 3 stripe camp held at Alpharetta high school of course! A Rivals.com and NCSASports.com (Next College Student Athlete) event sponsored by Adidas, Gatorade, NCAA, Parisi, Sklz and Zybek- the talent of the participants was second to none.

Saturday's new speed combine saw over 3,100 student athletes making a mark in high school football history statistics - performing at their best on the road to get noticed. Sunday's 3 stripe camp sported the top 200 student athletes in the Southeast honing their skills with the majority of students already weighing college offers.

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) 3 stripe camp alpharetta alpharetta high school football alpharetta high school sports football high school football new speed combine next college student athlete rivals rivals 3 stripe camp rivals 3 stripe camp atlanta rivals new speed combine rivals new speed combine atlanta https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2017/4/rivals-new-speed-combine-and-3-stripe-camp-in-atlanta Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:39:29 GMT
Lucky 7 at the 2017 Corsair U.S. Nationals in Sarasota, Florida https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2017/4/lucky-7-at-the-2017-corsair-u-s-nationals-in-sarasota-florida HUGE thanks to Randy St. James for the support in making this video. Randy and crew took first place in the Corsair 750 fleet at the 2017 Corsair U.S. Nationals in Sarasota Florida, hosted by the Sarasota Sailing Squadron. Congrats Randy and team!

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) Corsair 750 Corsair U.S. Nationals Florida Sail Sailboat Sailing Sarasota Sarasota Sailing Squadron https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2017/4/lucky-7-at-the-2017-corsair-u-s-nationals-in-sarasota-florida Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:51:11 GMT
Lake Lanier Sailing Club • Atlanta Cup 2017 https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2017/3/lake-lanier-sailing-club-atlanta-cup-2017 What a fantastic day for sailing with steady winds, and not just enough to get a race off...We're talking whitecaps people! The annual 2017 Atlanta Cup touted 3 fleets; 420's, J24's and Melges 24's. Shout out to Lake Lanier Sailing Club for hosting an impressive collegiate turnout with 9 universities showing off their skills.

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) Boat GA Georgia LLSC Lake Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Sailing Club Melges Melges 24 Nautical Regatta Sailing Water https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2017/3/lake-lanier-sailing-club-atlanta-cup-2017 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:30:07 GMT
2017 Corsair U.S. Nationals and Sarasota Bay Multihull Regatta https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2017/1/corsair-nationals-and-sarasota-multihull-regatta-2017

Sailors from as far as Seattle, WA participated in the 3-day event hosted by Sarasota Sailing Squadron that included an invaluable speed clinic hosted by world-famous Olympic sailor Randy Smyth. Friday and Saturday’s conditions allowed for 3 and 4 races respectively, while drizzly and flat conditions Sunday made for a cancelled race day. 


Great food, live music, raffles, a warm fire, beer and great camaraderie met the sailors each afternoon after the races. Here are the final results.


Our first time in Sarasota, and the Sarasota Sailing Squadron did not disappoint! We are looking forward to warmer weather and more racing in 2018, where the event has been slotted for March.


Special thanks to event sponsors Sarasota Sailing Squadron, Corsair Marine, Spinlock, Colligo Marine and yours truly- Local Flavor Films and Photography.

-Brian and Kelly

 

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SKIPPERS MEETING:

 

RACE DAY 1 - FRIDAY JANUARY 27, 2017

 

RACE DAY 2 - SATURDAY JANUARY 28, 2017

 

AWARDS CEREMONY

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) Boat Corsair Corsair Marine Corsair Nationals Florida Multihull Nautical Regatta Sailing Sarasota Sarasota Bay Sarasota Bay Multihull Regatta Sarasota Sailing Squadron Trihull Trimaran Water https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2017/1/corsair-nationals-and-sarasota-multihull-regatta-2017 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 20:35:12 GMT
2016 Melges 24 Worlds in Miami Florida https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/12/2016-melges-24-worlds-in-miami-florida What a stellar week of sailboat racing in Miami with picture perfect winds almost every day and an average temp of 82 degrees, let's not forget that this all took place at the infamous South Beach. Super huge thanks to KC Shannon and crew for the incredible hospitality at Team Shaka headquarters - it was an experience that'll stay with me forever. With over 250 gigs of footage documenting the story - stay tuned for the video that will drop on our www.youtube.com/user/localflavorfilms channel. A huge congratulations to KC and Team Shaka for placing 10th in Corinthian - MELGES 24 WORLDS BABY! Click on any photo below to go to the gallery.

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) Boat Florida LLSC Lake Lanier Sailing Club Marina Melges Melges 24 Melges 24 Worlds Miami Nautical Ocean Regatta Sailing Water https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/12/2016-melges-24-worlds-in-miami-florida Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:25:33 GMT
University Yacht Club 2016 Lanier Cup https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/11/university-yacht-club-2016-lanier-cup Thanks to University Yacht Club for hosting a great Lanier Cup regatta today. The winds looked promising as the first race horn sounded, then slowly, it changed directions and eventually disappeared, leaving a few boats to crawl across the finish line. Congratulations to Barefoot Sailing Club for winning bragging rights for the next year as the best sailors on the lake. Click on any photo below to go to the entire gallery for downloading.

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Barefoot Sailing Club 42nd Annual Open Regatta https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/10/barefoot-sailing-club-42nd-annual-open-regatta Photos from Barefoot Sailing Club's 42nd annual Open Regatta are live! Please feel free to download and share any photos you like. Click on any photo below to visit the entire gallery and start downloading. 

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Lake Lanier Sailing Club Wednesday Night Encore Series race #1 • PHOTOS https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/9/lake-lanier-sailing-club-wednesday-night-encore-series-race-1-photos Did someone finally turn on the wind switch for Wednesday night races? With 29 boats showing up for the first of Lake Lanier Sailing Club's Wednesday night encore series, the evening was bound to have a couple heated moments behind the start line with whitecaps whipping into Chattahoochee Bay...did you see the 24 second clip on Facebook? For some the course was D, T, X, T; for others it was X, T, X, T; a few had their own variation of the two.

Thanks to John Burgess, Mike MacLeod and Ted Phillips for hosting Kelly and I on the barge. Please feel free to download and share photos. Click on any photo below to visit the entire gallery and start downloading. Video coming in a couple weeks on www.lakelanierevents.com

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club Boat GA Golden Hour LLSC Lake Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Lanier Wednesday Night Race Nautical SSC Sailing Southern Sailing Club Sunset UYC University Yacht Club Water Wednesday Night Race https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/9/lake-lanier-sailing-club-wednesday-night-encore-series-race-1-photos Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:58:23 GMT
Lake Lanier Sailing Club - Gone with the Wind Regatta • PHOTOS https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/9/lake-lanier-sailing-club-gone-with-the-wind-regatta-photos Enjoyed meeting everyone this weekend. Thanks to Ted McGee for driving Kelly and I in the chase boat. Click on any photo below to visit the full gallery. Video coming in a couple weeks on www.lakelanierevents.com  Ted McGee's photos are here- http://www.c22sail.com/item/295-2016-gone-with-the-wind-regatta

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Atlanta Inland Sailing Club race #20 • PHOTOS https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/9/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-race-20-photos THAT'S A WRAP on the 2016 Atlanta Inland Sailing Club Wednesday Night Races. Thanks team Amigos for having Kelly and I out last night to shoot. Click on any photo below to see the full gallery, download and share as many photos as you'd like.

We still have most of the second season of videos to release - other projects have taken priority but they are coming, keep an eye on social media and blog for updates.

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Southern Sailing Club's 2nd annual Love the Lake Regatta • PHOTOS https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/9/southern-sailing-clubs-2nd-annual-love-the-lake-regatta Thanks to everyone who attended Southern Sailing Club's 2nd annual Love the Lake Regatta benefitting the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. Please feel free to download and share any photos you like from the event. Click on any photo below to visit the entire gallery and start downloading. Video coming in a couple weeks on www.lakelanierevents.com

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Atlanta Inland Sailing Club race #17 • PHOTOS https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/8/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-race-17-photos Thanks Linda Webster and Tedd Meinersmann for taking me out on Favored End last night. Good action at the start line and gate followed by another brightly colored sky to end the evening. Click on any photo to go to the gallery.

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Atlanta Inland Sailing Club BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club Boat GA LLSC Lake Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Lanier Wednesday Night Race Nautical SSC Sailing Southern Sailing Club UYC University Yacht Club Water Wednesday Night Race https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/8/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-race-17-photos Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:56:52 GMT
Atlanta Inland Sailing Club race #15 • PHOTOS https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/8/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-race-15-photos The wind last night made up for last week's drifter with fleets 1-4 making three rounds on the course, fleets 5 and 7 making two and fleet 6 making one. Even though a short finish was decided racing went well past sundown. Thanks to Jim Chambers and David Wright for taking me out on Favored End. Click on any photo to go to the gallery.

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Atlanta Inland Sailing Club BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club Boating GA LLSC Lake Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Lanier Wednesday Night Race Lake Life Nautical SSC Southern Sailing Club UYC University Yacht Club Water Wednesday Night Race https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/8/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-race-15-photos Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:16:03 GMT
Lake Lanier Sailing Club Portsmouth Race #6 • PHOTOS https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/8/lake-lanier-sailing-club-portsmouth-6-race-photos Summer humidity and the late afternoon/early evening downpour didn't stop race committee at Lake Lanier Sailing Club last Thursday night July 28th. With a keene eye on the dark sky, and a little help from the trusty radar on a smartphone, RC was able to get two races off in #6 of the Portsmouth series. 

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Atlanta Inland Sailing Club race #12 • PHOTOS https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/7/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-race-12-photos While it looked like a night for swimming at first, fleet three had some good action at A with Amigos, Iniki, Instant Karma and Night Flight taking turns covering each other as they rounded the mark. Huge thank you to Jim and Will Morang of team Amigos for letting us use their Scout to shoot from this week. Click on any photo to go to the gallery.

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Atlanta Inland Sailing Club BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club Boating GA LLSC Lake Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Lanier Wednesday Night Race Lake Life Nautical SSC Southern Sailing Club UYC University Yacht Club Water Wednesday Night Race https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/7/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-race-12-photos Fri, 22 Jul 2016 02:09:05 GMT
Atlanta Inland Sailing Club race #11 • PHOTOS https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/7/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-race-11-photos Thanks to team's Iniki and RumRunner for the sweet perch on a 38 foot SeaRay for RC last night! Mic drop when Ghost showed up all shiny and blue. The night was topped off with a spectacular sunset on Lake Lanier. Click on any photo to go to the gallery.

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Atlanta Inland Sailing Club BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club Boat GA Golden Hour LLSC Lake Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Lanier Wednesday Night Race Nautical SSC Sailing Southern Sailing Club Sunset UYC University Yacht Club Water Wednesday Night Race https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/7/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-race-11-photos Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:02:39 GMT
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Team Building on Lake Lanier - VIDEO https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/6/team-building-on-lake-lanier Looking for a unique way to strengthen the forces at work? I can't think of a better way to unite the tribe than paddling an ancient dragon boat 1,000 meters down the course at Lake Lanier Olympic Park with 30 of your co-workers. Here's the video from the the Gainesville Hall County Annual Dragon Boat Festival earlier this month. 

For more Living-the-Lake-Life videos, head over to www.lakelanierevents.com and see how we do it on Lake Lanier.

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Atlanta Inland Sailing Club race #8 - PHOTOS https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/6/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-race-8-photos-are-live Photos from the Atlanta Inland Sailing Club Wednesday Night Race #8 - June 8, 2016 on Lake Lanier are live!

Thanks Alex, Ken and crew for being great hosts! The best night of racing yet this season, hands down.

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Atlanta Inland Sailing Club BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club LLSC Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Lanier Wednesday Night Race SSC Southern Sailing Club UYC University Yacht Club Wednesday Night Race https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/6/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-race-8-photos-are-live Sat, 11 Jun 2016 02:38:28 GMT
Aqualand Marina Summer Kick-off Party on Lake Lanier - VIDEO https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/6/aqualand-marina-summer-kick-off-party-on-lake-lanier After back-to-back Saturdays filming at Aqualand, the video is out!

Their annual Life-Vest World Record event was held on Saturday May 22nd where each year the marina rally's all on Lake Lanier to join them for a fun-filled afternoon, the catch? YOU MUST WEAR A LIFEJACKET.

Saturday May 28th, kicking off summer in true #LakeLife fashion, Aqualand Marina puts on one of the best party's on Lanier, hands down. Live music, adult beverages, great food, dancing, even shaved ice, jumpy houses and face-painting for the kids - what else could you ask for?

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) Aqualand Aqualand Marina Atlanta Yacht Sales Fish Tales Watersports Lake Lanier Lake Lanier SUP Pig Tales https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/6/aqualand-marina-summer-kick-off-party-on-lake-lanier Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:20:38 GMT
Atlanta Inland Sailing Club race #5 - VIDEO https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/5/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-race-5-video-is-out Video of the Atlanta Inland Sailing Club Wednesday Night Race #5 - May 18, 2016 on Lake Lanier is LIVE!

Thanks Team Amigos for having us aboard!

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Aqualand Atlanta Inland Sailing Club BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club LLSC Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Lanier Wednesday Night Race Lake Life SSC Southern Sailing Club UYC University Yacht Club Wednesday Night Race https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/5/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-race-5-video-is-out Tue, 31 May 2016 19:47:05 GMT
Atlanta Inland Sailing Club race #6 - PHOTOS https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/5/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-race-6 Thanks to team Iniki this week for having me out on race committee. Video coming next week, until then here's the photos (click on any one to go to the gallery).

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) aisc atlanta inland sailing club barefoot sailing club bfsc lake lanier lake lanier sailing club lake lanier wednesday night race llsc southern sailing club ssc university yacht club uyc wednesday night race https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/5/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-race-6 Sat, 28 May 2016 12:18:12 GMT
Pan American Canoe/Kayak Olympic Qualifier - VIDEO https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/5/pan-american-canoe/kayak-olympic-qualifier The vid is out! May 19 - 22nd Lake Lanier Olympic Park hosted the Pan American Canoe/Kayak Olympic Qualifiers. Check it on Lake Lanier Events website!

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Olympic Park Lake Lanier Olympic Venue Maggie Hogan Olympic Qualifier Pan Am Canoe/Kayak Pan American Canoe/Kayak https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/5/pan-american-canoe/kayak-olympic-qualifier Fri, 27 May 2016 14:25:50 GMT
Atlanta Inland Sailing Club race #5 - PHOTOS https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/5/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-race-5 Thanks to team Amigos this week for having us out on race committee. Video coming in a couple days, until then here's the photos (click on any one to go to the gallery).

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Atlanta Inland Sailing Club BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club Boating GA LLSC Lake Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Lanier Wednesday Night Race Nautical SSC Southern Sailing Club UYC University Yacht Club Water Wednesday Night Race https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/5/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-race-5 Mon, 23 May 2016 12:57:06 GMT
Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County • Rubber Duck Derby - VIDEO https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/5/rubber-duck-derby Here's our video from the 18th annual Rubber Duck Derby at Clark's Bridge Park on Lake Lanier (CLICK TO WATCH)

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County Lake Lanier Rubber Duck Derby lake Lanier Olympic Venue https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/5/rubber-duck-derby Thu, 19 May 2016 17:19:06 GMT
AISC Wednesday Night Race #2 on Lake Lanier - PHOTOS and VIDEO https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/5/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-wednesday-night-race-2-on-lake-lanier Photos from the Atlanta Inland Sailing Club Wednesday Night Race #2 - April 27, 2016 on Lake Lanier are LIVE!

Click on the photo for the gallery and watch the YouTube vid!

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Aqualand Atlanta Inland Sailing Club BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club LLSC Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Lanier Wednesday Night Race Lake Life SSC Southern Sailing Club UYC University Yacht Club Wednesday Night Race https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/5/atlanta-inland-sailing-club-wednesday-night-race-2-on-lake-lanier Tue, 03 May 2016 05:21:46 GMT
Lake Lanier Events is born! https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/4/lake-lanier-events-is-born Here's the skinny:

Local Flavor Films and Photography in partnership with Mrs. Always Write launched a new website (accessorized with the finest in social media presence) showcasing the who-what-when-where of local events on Lake Sidney Lanier in easily digestible content.

Each week www.lakelanierevents.com will feature an event from the past weekend with a write-up, video and photos. Reading the reviews and watching the videos is just the beginning, follow Lake Lanier Events on social media to find out where we will be each weekend and be part of the adventure!

What are you waiting for? Join the Adventure!

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Aqualand Atlanta Inland Sailing Club BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club Boating GA Gainesville Marina LLSC Lake Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Islands Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Lanier Wednesday Night Race Lake Life Marina Nautical SSC Southern Sailing Club Sunrise UYC University Yacht Club Water Wednesday Night Race https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/4/lake-lanier-events-is-born Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:03:06 GMT
Lake Lanier Leukemia Cup Regatta • Team SnowFox - VIDEO https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/4/team-snowfox---lake-lanier-leukemia-cup-regatta I know it's been a few weeks since I've posted. There are some exciting things in the works for the youtube channels I can't wait to share soon! This NEW video has consumed much of my time lately. It's a labor of love for sailing and film-making roped into one - all for a great cause! Hope you enjoy watching team SnowFox at the Lake Lanier Leukemia Cup Sailing Regatta!

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Aqualand Atlanta Inland Sailing Club BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club Boating GA Gainesville Marina LLSC Lake Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Islands Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Lanier Wednesday Night Race Lake Life Marina Nautical SSC Southern Sailing Club UYC University Yacht Club Water Wednesday Night Race https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/4/team-snowfox---lake-lanier-leukemia-cup-regatta Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:41:07 GMT
2016 John Hunter Regatta Recap https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/3/2016-john-hunter-regatta-recap What a weekend for the 30th annual 2016 John Hunter Regatta! The lightening forecasted all day Saturday threatening the regatta's success never materialized, allowing for a fantastic day of collegiate racing with temps in the low 60's. Sunday's starting waters were mirror-like making a smooth-as-glass course for the youth races, it didn't last however as the afternoon rowers were challenged with hefty whitecaps of 14 mph winds. PHOTOS ARE HERE

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2016 John Hunter Regatta TEASER https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/3/2016-john-hunter-regatta-teaser This weekend Lake Lanier Olympic Rowing Center, the site of the ‘96 Olympic Games, will host the 2016 John Hunter Regatta. The regatta is expected to draw more than 1,500 rowers and 3,000 spectators, representing more than 50 colleges and youth teams.

The “Hunter” is named to honor a friend of rowing and benefactor to the Saint Andrew rowing club. John Hunter was instrumental in the formation of the Saint Andrew youth team. It was John who had the vision to help the youth rowing program grow from a few dedicated rowers to the team they are today. And, it is in John’s honor that this event is named the John Hunter Regatta.

Click the photo for a sneak peek of a few crews practicing last night, see you this weekend.

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For more information about the John Hunter Regatta visit http://www.johnhunterregatta.com/

For more information about Lake Lanier Olympic Rowing Center visit http://www.lakelanierrowing.org/​

 

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Inaugural Leukemia Cup Regatta on Lake Lanier a huge success. https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/3/innaugural-leukemia-cup-regatta-on-lake-lanier With weather all but predictable, the inaugural Leukemia Cup Regatta was a huge success! Many thanks to Jonathan Stewart for the hard work, our friends at Lake Lanier Sailing Club for being fantastic hosts and race committee, and the great people at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter.

We had two full days of racing. Saturday started out with a delay due to light winds. As soon as it was blowing 3mph we got under way. The first race started in Chattahoochee bay with markers dropped near what's left of stub 'A' and had us running across the lake and back twice. 

After the first race the winds changed direction, race committee moved across the lake and set new markers off Aqualand's gas-dock point. Winds up from the morning allowed for three more races in the books that afternoon. That night hungry sailors chowed down delicious barbecue then danced the night away to live music.

The sailors who spent the night on their boats were serenaded with the pitter-patter of the rain as it poured through the night. As the Sunday morning start-time approached, the rain stopped, clouds vaporized, and wind began to show promise.

Race committee set an around-the-lake course starting at 'A' stub. The course went to a temp marker past 13, over to R, down to 11, back to A, back to the temp past 13, back to A, over to D, then finish at F (the flagpole at LLSC). The winds held most of the day, complete with the famous Lake Lanier headers as any seasoned sailor will tell you.

Race committee ended up short-finishing at the second rounding of the temp marker past 13 and cutting out D and F marks in effort to get everyone off the water in time for the awards. The wind had given all she had, or so we thought as we watched it build again from the shores of LLSC.

Without further ado, the results: http://bit.ly/22gXDIk

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Aqualand Atlanta Inland Sailing Club BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club Boating Gainesville Marina LLSC Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Islands Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Life Marina SSC Southern Sailing Club UYC University Yacht Club https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/3/innaugural-leukemia-cup-regatta-on-lake-lanier Tue, 15 Mar 2016 01:04:47 GMT
What drives passion? https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/3/what-drives-passion If there’s ever been a loaded question, that’s it. Where does one’s passion originate from? Is passion inherited? I’d be hard pressed to admit I didn’t inherit my curiosity of photography and videography from my father, but what was it that turned curiosity into passion?

Is it the early mornings, late nights, and hours in-between searching for the perfect shot and knowing you got it? Is it the undeniable satisfaction when an idea in your head comes to life through the process of film-making? Is it the gratitude one feels when others like, comment, purchase and appreciate your hard work and creative eye?

When I began shooting my new photo series a month ago (Golden hour on Lake Lanier) I had spent the month prior visualizing the locations and shots, mentally gearing up for the winter weather and pre-dawn commutes to the locations around the lake. When the first day arrived I popped out of bed well before the crack of dawn with shutter finger twitching.

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When I arrived at the location I couldn’t hike fast enough, excited for what each bend on the path revealed as I rounded it. Eastern sky beginning to show signs of a light shift while the western sky still black, magical. As the illumination extended to the north and south the western sky began to show the golden hour unicorns. Unicorns? Yep, they don’t really exist - just like the perfect golden hour shot - unless you are there in the moment and happen to catch it.

The process of communicating an idea into a visual reality is nothing short of a miracle. Every time I export that final video file it’s an extension of the blood, sweat, tears and emotions that brought it to life.

Thinking about upcoming video projects fuels the fire. Each project is special in it’s own way. Who will I work with to help execute the vision? What challenges will I be faced with? How will they be overcome? Will the final result showcase the idea effectively? 

Armed with a yolo mentality, taking time to stop and smell the roses along the path yields high rewards within. Always excited to see what is around the next corner in life drives the passion. Successfully communicating my mind’s eye to still or motion art drives the passion. I guess you could say it’s the journey that drives my passion, it is more fulfilling than the destination.

Can passion alone sustain? That’s a debate for another day. Add a healthy dose of self discipline to your passion and you’ll be hard pressed to derail, where ever your journey takes you.

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Aqualand Atlanta Inland Sailing Club BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club Boating Gainesville Marina LLSC Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Islands Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Lanier Wednesday Night Race Lake Life Marina SSC Southern Sailing Club Sunrise UYC University Yacht Club Wednesday Night Race https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/3/what-drives-passion Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:20:50 GMT
Is winter over? https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/2/is-winter-over Watching the gauge on the propane tank creep towards 0% isn’t helping winter solstice tick by any faster. Ever since that pesky little groundhog gave us hope that spring will arrive early this year I’ve been glued to my weather app.

About this time every year I become restless with the stagnant rhythm of eastern standard time. Just a few weeks away until we wind clocks forward again, signaling our transition into a warmer, get-ur-butt-outside season.

Boating season is ramping up, sailing races and regatta’s have begun, rowing and paddling competitions are forthcoming and summer camps are actively enrolling kids. All that’s left is for the thermometer to show us a consistent ‘glass half full’ red line every morning.

As the days become longer my mind tricks me into thinking I can fit more in, as if suddenly there are 28 hours in a day. I get up earlier to capture sunrises and stay out later on the water at night, the time in-between fills itself quickly.

In addition to the vision wall for the summer there is the project list, honey-do list or whatever you call it, where those four extra hours a day would come in handy if they existed. Yet my mind chunks off more than my clock can keep up with.

How do we do it all in a day? I don’t know, I still haven’t figured it out. I’ll let you know when I do. Thinking back to my childhood our older generations seemed to manage time differently, or maybe there weren’t as many options.

Having a personality that commits 120% to a task can be a challenge. Couple that with a perfectionist mentality and it is clear that just banging out tasks, photos, or videos is not an option, it takes time.

My father’s advice rings in my head constantly. When I was a child he would tell me that anything worth doing is worth doing right the first time, even if it took longer. There were times I learned the hard way, thinking I was short-cutting the process, and always paid for it in the end by doing it twice.

I digress, as cabin fever reaches it’s peak I think about the people that live on their sailboat at the marina. While I am anxious to get back to anchoring in a cove on a warm summer moon-lit night, I would think the outlook is quite different to those living in 180 square feet or less, walking in below freezing temps to the community shower and eating microwave or boiled food full time.

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This weekend is Southern Sailing Club’s annual chili-off. It’s the first social event of the year since the commodore’s ball was rescheduled. The best of the racing fleet from 2015 will claim their trophies and the bragging rights that accompany them for the year. As for 2016, the racing season is well under way, see you on the water.

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Aqualand Atlanta Inland Sailing Club BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club Boating Gainesville Marina LLSC Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Islands Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Lanier Wednesday Night Race Lake Life Marina SSC Southern Sailing Club UYC University Yacht Club Wednesday Night Race https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/2/is-winter-over Tue, 23 Feb 2016 01:36:34 GMT
Hailing all Lake Lanier boating families, this is a casting call! https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/2/casting-call I spend the lion’s share of my time on photography. It offers instant gratification, takes minimal planning, and the post processing isn’t too tedious. However, I equally enjoy making short films, the challenge being the time required.

I find it interesting that when I head out to shoot photographs it is going to be one of three themes: a specific event, landscape or nautical scene. Yet when I engage in a video project it is a much wider range of topic. My path has led me through a wide spectrum of video productions providing me the opportunity to learn from incredible talent along the way.

Creating any video entails countless hours and uncompromised efforts. If you’ve ever been on set it is eye-opening how many people are required to pull of a finished product, and that is only on shoot day. Then there is the planning ahead of the shoot and the post production after the shoot.

I look at it like I do planning a vacation. You come up with the concept or storyline - like you would decide on a vacation destination. You envision and plan the shots you need to capture to tell your story - like choosing the activities you want to do while on vacation. Shooting is equivalent to the vacation. The post process is similar to when you return home from your vacation; there is laundry to do, photo’s and video to sort through and share, and the dreaded oh-not-so-fun part of getting back to reality.

My favorite part is the vacation, I’m obsessed with every aspect involved during the shoot. You would be hard pressed to find me not smiling ear to ear while I’m behind the lens. Couple that with being outside all day and it’s the winningest combination in my playbook! The post process is my least favorite part of video and still imagery. It is typically the longest part of the process, is tedious work, and my eyes are glued to a screen vs jackin’ around outside.

When the post is complete the finished product flashes memories of the entire process; what elements were executed flawlessly, what happened that was unexpected, what was the most fun and most stressful part of that particular shoot, what did I learn, what can I do better or different next time, the list goes on. Then the repeat with the next concept-turn-to-film.

While I have played a role in hundreds of projects, it is only the last few years I took the plunge myself. Complete with a half-baked YouTube channel, it is all consuming as a one-man-show. I commend the YouTubers who commit to fresh content every week – it’s tough enough coming up with six to eight hundred words for a weekly blog. Yet the feeling that comes over you is nothing short of spectacular when that email screaming ‘Way to go, Local Flavor Films! Your video is now on YouTube.’ arrives. For me it’s the same feeling as being at the perfect location at the right time to capture a sunrise or sunset.

I enjoy story telling. Some have said I have the gift of gab. Oh if it were only that easy to get an idea from brain to screen as verbalizing it. One perfect-day-on-the-lake last summer, we were anchored in a cove with the sailboat; swimming, jumping off, paddle boarding, floating. We ran the waterproof action camera all day not thinking much about it at the time.

There ended up being so much footage from the day it looked as if it were a multi-camera production, b-roll included! And thus our Sailboat Slide video, complete with the over used, cliché’d tune of ‘Sail’ by Awolnation was born.

This summer we are going to super-size the concept with more boats, more people, higher slides, bigger splashes and more fun than you should be allowed to have in one day. I can hardly contain my excitement until then considering the thermometer tormented me this morning with a balmy 19 degrees (that’s Fahrenheit) and a dusting of snow. If your family has a boat and wants to be in our super-sized sailboat slide video this summer, consider this your casting call - HOLLA!

As we get closer to boating season (or what the masses consider boating season - Memorial Day through Labor Day) I will post updates on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. If you want to be a part - reach out. If you want to help behind the scenes, have a camera, water sports gear or toys, WE NEED YOU! I said it was going to be super-sized, right?

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Aqualand Barefoot Sailing Club Boating LLSC Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Islands Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Life Marina Southern Sailing Club UYC https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/2/casting-call Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:09:40 GMT
Challenge Accepted! https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/2/challenge-accepted It was one of those nights where you have the hardest time attempting to fall asleep. Lying there, brain on overload, tossing and turning to find the perfect position, all to no avail. Arggh! I popped out of bed and headed to the office thinking I’ll get a jump on the next day.

Staring at the screen my gut reaction is to head into the time and space continuum we call the internet. Not sure what I am looking for and realizing I am tired, nothing sounds interesting and my head drifts around around the room at photos I’ve taken and hung on the wall.

Many of them sailing photos, some of them landscape. I began to recall the experience from each shoot as my eyes bounced from one photo to the next. A few trips later down memory lane, and BOOM! IT.HIT.ME

You know how some things become engrained in our daily habits? Like brushing your teeth or locking the door on the way out. Well, one of my engrained daily habits was to walk the dog every morning, not just a quick get-your-business-done-as-fast-as-you-can type walk, but a 4-6 mile hike.

Me and the mans-best-friend would get up, gear up, and get outside to start our day, every day, as daybreak unfolded before our eyes; sun, rain, wind, snow. For me it provided clarity for the day, humorous occurrences spawned from animal instinct, opportunity to be one with nature, and fulfill my passion for capturing our daily adventures in a timeless manner, all while achieving exercise that I actually enjoy.

Three months ago Roxy began her eternal hike to the next universe, and I never connected the two occurrences until now. Overnight the new norm was in effect; no hike or memories being made or captured. It wasn’t intentional, it just happened. The next day I slept a little later and never made it outside until after lunch.

That was it, the ah-ha moment that hit me across the noggin. So I challenged myself to get back out there every morning with camera in tow, experiencing the start of each day’s adventure as the sky turns from dark to light.

Last week I posted a panoramic view of the sunrise over Gainesville Marina on social media. It had rained over night and there were some moisture clouds still hovering at the water’s surface which made for some spectacular colors. This photo was taken that same morning from the point at Gainesville Marina.

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After seeing how accurately the colors I witnessed in person were reproduced digitally, it sparked a concept to capture golden hour moments across Lake Lanier; marinas, parks, campgrounds, boat ramps, bridges, sailing clubs and any vantage point that showcases Lake Lanier during the golden hour.

I hope you enjoy what is to come. 

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Atlanta Inland Sailing Club BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club Gainesville Marina Golden Hour LLSC Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Lanier Wednesday Night Race Lake Life Marina SSC Southern Sailing Club Sunrise UYC University Yacht Club Wednesday Night Race https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/2/challenge-accepted Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:55:48 GMT
2016 Leukemia Cup Regatta hosted by Lake Lanier Sailing Club https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/1/2016-leukemia-cup-regatta-hosted-by-lake-lanier-sailing-club This week isn't a typical blog posting. I thought it was important enough to deserve some recognition. With my new communications officer position at Southern Sailing Club of Lake Lanier, I happen to have a little bit of information, so here goes:

 

Join fellow sailors at The Leukemia Cup Regatta hosted by Lake Lanier Sailing Club, Mar. 11 - 13, 2016. The Leukemia Cup Regatta is a series of events benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). When you participate in The Leukemia Cup Regatta, you raise valuable funds that are invested in research to find cures for blood cancers - leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma - and help improve the lives of patients and families. Sailors and boaters like you have fundraised to help LLS invest nearly $1 billion in better cancer treatments. Mostpeople have been touched by cancer. This is how sailors and boaters give back.

 


 

There are a number of ways that you can participate and help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients, and improve the quality of life for blood cancer patients and their families. 

 

         SIGN UP AS A SKIPPER OR CREW

Register as an event participant:

Join as an individual: where you can register yourself as an individual participant. As part of your registration, you will be set up with an online fundraising page.

Create a Team: where you can register yourself and then also involve your crew, family and friends with your team’s fundraising efforts. (Your contacts do not have to be water enthusiasts to join the fun!)

Join a Team: where you can join an existing team’s participation in the event and raise funds. When you select one of these registration options, if you participated in an LCR event in 2014 or forward, you can use the Username (email) and Password provided to you previously to sign in and register. However, if you are new to this (prior to 2014), click on New Account, and enter your First and Last Name and your email address. Your email will serve as your Username moving forward and you will be provided with a Password in the registration email you will receive. You can also register using your login for Facebook or Google+ account if you prefer.

This will help pre-populate some of the registration fields for you. (Leukemia Cup Regatta user names and passwords from 2013 or earlier are unable to be used in the current system.)

PURCHASE EVENT TICKETS OR MERCHANDISE

Purchase tickets for an event or Leukemia Cup merchandise.

MAKE A DONATION

Make a donation to support one of our event participants or teams. You’ll see a list of participants in the lower right corner of this page. Click on the participant’s name and you’ll be taken to their online fundraising page to make a donation. You can also donate to your favorite boat by clicking on a participant’s “View Team Page” link. If you would like to make a contribution to the overall event but not in support of a particular participant, select an amount in the “Make a Donation” area of this page, and then click on “Donate Now” to enter your payment information. All major credit cards and PayPal are available payment options.

All donations are greatly appreciated! Your secure, online tax-deductible donation to LLS helps fund lifesaving research and provides information and support to patients throughout their cancer journey. Give today and make a difference in the life of someone who has blood cancer. Thanks to research, survival rates for patients with many blood cancers have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled since the early 1960s. And, advances are far-reaching. From 2000 through 2013, almost 40 percent of new anti-cancer drugs were FDA-approved for blood cancer patients -- more first-ever approvals than for any other group of cancers -- and many of these were advanced with funding from LLS. Some therapies are even helping patients with other cancers and other serious, nonmalignant diseases. But, despite these advances, about one third of patients with a blood cancer still do not survive even five years after their diagnosis, which is why more funding is needed to bring better therapies to patients, and faster.

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! Please visit the website often and bring friends who would also like to donate! For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org.


Boat registration is open and available online via Regatta Network. To begin your registration click here.

 

Watching a regatta is fun and exciting (unless the winds are down), participating in a regatta is the cat's meow, racing sailboats for a great cause is the crem-dala-crem.

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Atlanta Inland Sailing Club BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club LLSC Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Life SSC Southern Sailing Club UYC University Yacht Club https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/1/2016-leukemia-cup-regatta-hosted-by-lake-lanier-sailing-club Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:01:57 GMT
Southern Sailing Club new communications officer...who me? https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/1/southern-sailing-club-new-communications-officer-who-me The top of new year historically breathes new life into what we are involved with and gives us a reason to take that leap of faith that otherwise dwindles as the year slides forward. Some people have resolutions, others don’t believe in them.

I’m of the mindset that a resolution is like a diet, it never really works long term. If I make my mind up to do something I am taking that decision on at 110% to integrate that something into my daily life, not just find a quick fix that ultimately needs a complete overhaul.

To me, life is a journey not a destination. I enjoy the daily challenge in figuring out each step as it is revealed in front of me, learning as I go. Wisdom is earned, not purchased in bulk at Costco or Sam’s Club.

I started sailing at the ripe age of 10, learned to race in my early teens (ok, 12 isn’t technically a teenager yet) and have been chasing wind since. This year it is time I seriously plug into the local sailing community on Lake Lanier.

I’ve tinkered off and on with the local sailing clubs, some years I’m a member, others I’m not. I’ve been able to crew for a race or regatta as spare time allows, spend time aboard our cruiser – NO..not just at the dock..out on Lake Lanier with the sails up!

LFP150617-10Snow Fox I was crewing on Snow Fox last year, when Captain Chambers made a comment that he had done his duty with the sailing clubs, he had put in his time over multiple years, and that it was time for the younger folks to start taking over the clubs and let the old salts truly retire and just sail. Apparently his words found a spot in my already overloaded brain to plant a seed.

It wasn’t that same day or even that same week, as time ticked forward that seed started sprouting and I realized I need to become an involved member of the Lake Lanier sailing clubs, not just a guy who showed up on race day.

One nostalgic summer day in early December (2015) I received the monthly email and newsletter from Southern Sailing Club. Amongst the usual upcoming calendar of events, recap of recent events, and reminder that it’s time to re-up on the annual club membership dues, was a quick blurb that Southern Sailing Club was looking for someone to take over the communications officer position in 2016.

LFP150812-2Wednesday Night Race on Lake Lanier “Communications officer of Southern Sailing Club” I thought…hmmm, that’d be cool, then I went about my day and completely forgot about it. As December transitioned into autopilot through the first of the year, I continued on business as usual not giving any further thought to the open position at Southern Sailing Club.

During the full court press of the holiday season I was purging my emails as I do every year at that time when I came across that email from a couple weeks prior. Immediately I blasted off an inquiry to the commodore of Southern Sailing Club offering to throw my name in the hat if the position was still open for 2016.

Very quickly I received a response back from the commodore letting me know the position hadn’t been filled and a vote of the current club officers would solidify my inauguration. A week later a second email found its way to my inbox congratulating me on my new position as communications officer for Southern Sailing Club. OMG..Really? Sweet!

I’m Looking forward to a wind-filled year of sailing on Lake Lanier, getting to know the sailors of the local clubs, and hearing their stories along with some tall tales.          http://www.southernsailing.org/

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Atlanta Inland Sailing Club BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club LLSC Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Lanier Wednesday Night Race Lake Life SSC Southern Sailing Club UYC University Yacht Club Wednesday Night Race https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/1/southern-sailing-club-new-communications-officer-who-me Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:30:59 GMT
Cowboy up party and balloon glow https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/1/cowboy-up-party-and-balloon-glow LFP140119-6LFP140119-6

One of my favorite mountain towns in Colorado, Steamboat Springs! This was taken in 2014 at the annual cowboy downhill and balloon glow. To me the photo sums up what Colorado is all about. The 42nd annual bud light cowboy downhill is one week away with the balloon glow the night before to kick off the event. This event is one of the most unique of it's type - pro rodeo stars on skis...these guys don't hold back and the ambulance trips to the Yampa Valley Medical Center are a testament to the testosterone level on #SkiSteamboat during this special day. Check out the details http://ow.ly/WTDXn

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) Colorado Steamboat Springs balloon glow bear river chair lift cowboy downhill hot air balloon mountain town ski town usa skiing snow winter https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2016/1/cowboy-up-party-and-balloon-glow Mon, 11 Jan 2016 14:46:43 GMT
Throwback to summer weather! https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2015/12/throwbacktosummerweather LFP150610-32LFP150610-32 What else is better than waking up to a day that reminds us of summer? A week's worth of summer-like days! Here's a throwback to Wednesday night races on Lanier, taken June 10th. With temperatures in the 70's the 2nd week of December it's been challenging working when the lake summons one to go sailing.

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) AISC Atlanta Inland Sailing Club BFSC Barefoot Sailing Club LLSC Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Sailing Club Lake Lanier Wednesday Night Races SSC Southern Sailing Club UYC University Yacht Club https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2015/12/throwbacktosummerweather Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:35:39 GMT
Wild West Hot Air Balloon Adventures! https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2015/11/wild-west-hot-air-balloon-adventures LFP131225-6LFP131225-6

Doesn't get any better than a hot air balloon ride in Steamboat Springs overlooking the Yampa Valley and the Flat tops - Thank you Wild West Balloon Adventures! Click on the photo to see the launch sequence.

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) Colorado Flattops Steamboat Steamboat Springs Yampa hot air balloon https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2015/11/wild-west-hot-air-balloon-adventures Wed, 18 Nov 2015 01:50:03 GMT
#Colorado mountain towns reporting snowfall! https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2015/11/-colorado-mountain-towns-reporting-snowfall LFP131213-1LFP131213-1 This place is magical, taken from #steamboatsprings of the Flat Top Mountains and #yampa valley.

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) Colorado Flattops Steamboat Springs Yampa Valley https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2015/11/-colorado-mountain-towns-reporting-snowfall Tue, 10 Nov 2015 18:30:58 GMT
Blue Ridge Parkway https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2015/10/blue-ridge-parkway LFP110702-1LFP110702-1 One of my favorite places to visit the east of the Mississippi River. The fall colors are amazing on #blueridgeparkway this time of year. Check it out at http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/ and click on the photo above to view the gallery.

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) Asheville blue ridge parkway https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2015/10/blue-ridge-parkway Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:33:54 GMT
Southern Sailing Club annual lobster bake https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2015/10/southern-sailing-club-annual-lobster-bake-wrap Southern Sailing Club annual lobster bakeSouthern Sailing Club annual lobster bake PHOTO'S NOW LIVE

Thanks to the organizers from the Southern Sailing Club for their hard work in putting on the annual lobster bake Saturday October 17th. For more info about Southern Sailing Club visit http://www.southernsailing.org/

Click on photo to view and download your favorite pics until Oct 31 when the gallery goes public, or navigate to:
http://www.localflavorphotography.com/ssclobsterbake2015

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) Southern Sailing Club annual lobster bake https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2015/10/southern-sailing-club-annual-lobster-bake-wrap Mon, 19 Oct 2015 04:18:54 GMT
Southern Sailing Club annual lobster bake TEASER https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2015/10/southern-sailing-club-annual-lobster-bake Southern Sailing Club annual lobster bakeSouthern Sailing Club annual lobster bakeSouthern Sailing Club annual lobster bake Looking forward to the Southern Sailing Club annual lobster bake this Saturday October 17th. Fresh lobsters and mussels flown in from New England, a little slice of my stomping grounds right here at Lake Lanier and Southern Sailing Club. Photo's from the event will be published on Monday October 19th at
http://www.localflavorphotography.com/ssclobsterbake2015

or click on the SSC logo on your left to navigate there.

Free downloading of your favorite pics until Oct 31 when the gallery goes public.

 

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(Local Flavor Films and Photography) Southern Sailing Club annual lobster bake https://www.localflavorphotography.com/blog/2015/10/southern-sailing-club-annual-lobster-bake Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:59:09 GMT