With the start of the offshore powerboat racing season appropriately pushed back in keeping with novel coronavirus pandemic guidelines, teams and fans will have to wait for the first contest of the year. And that means speedonthewater.com chief photographer Pete Boden, who had planned to shoot the American Power Boat Association Offshore National Championship Series opener in Cocoa Beach, Fla., will be sitting on the sidelines until—wherever and whenever—the green flag flies.
At least when it comes to capturing offshore races.
Even though the OPA Bimini event in 2017 turned out to be a one-and-done, it provided a background for some of the most stunning offshore racing images we’ve ever seen. Photo by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix/Speedonthewater.com.
But three years ago this month, Boden was in the Bahamas shooting the first—and only—Offshore Powerboat Association race in Bimini. Since Boden joined the speedonthewater.com team, no venue has delivered more spectacular water.
How many amazing shades of blue can you count in the image above? If you’re anything like us, you lose count in a hurry.
No one knows for sure when sport will resume, and given all the troubles facing this world right now it feels less than crucial. Still, like you, we remain fans and we look forward to its return.
Regardless of water colors.