Photographer Has a Close Call at the America’s Cup World Series

Boat racing photographer Rob Thorn had a close call at America’s Cup World Series Newport last week. One of the racing catamarans (ORACLE TEAM USA Coutts) clipped the small boat Thorn was shooting on top of, knocking him off balance and nearly sending his Canon 7D, 5D Mark II, and set of lenses into the ocean. Luckily, he was able to regain his balance, and even managed to snap a photograph of the boats colliding.

  • Alan Dove

    Too bad there’s no audio from the crew. “Head up, mate, head up … ah, feck.”

  • Steven Alan Worster


  • meligrosa

    wow. what a balance act he is
    +got a picture of it, thumbs up!