This weekend, the Jackson Cup took place inside Marblehead Harbor as the 18th annual invitational team race was held by the Boston Yacht Club.  This may be the most beautiful sailing race to watch as the boats cross in front of familiar landmarks such as Abbot Hall when viewed from the Neck and Marblehead Light when seen from Hammond Park.

Saturday began with rain and grey skies but the sun came out around 2:30pm and I took that as a good sign to head out to shoot the sailboats crossing in front of Abbot Hall as they competed for the coveted Jackson Cup.  I ended up at Parker Lane where I found the best vantage point for capturing the sailboats in their colorful sails criss crossing between Abbot Hall and the Boston Yacht Club.  The light was perfect and the clouds added some nice texture to the Spring sky.