CYC FLEETS, No. 1: VANGUARD REACHING FOR THE GYBE MARK
This one of a series of large paintings showing boats from the fleets at the Canandaigua Yacht Club. The Vanguards are small racer/daysailers which are fast for their size but quite tender, so much so that their annual meets are called the Muddy Mast Regatta. These guys are hustling to get around the last mark and head for the finish line so that they can get in before the rain coming up from the south drenches them. They may not make it. Watercolor, full sheet 32x40 in., deep blue metal frame, floating mat.