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A talented young sailor is pushed over the edge by an evil gust (disappearing out of the bottom right corner) in one of the first laser races of the season in freezing meltwater at marys loch in the stunning scottish borders..


Hi! I’m lucky enough to live in the beautiful Scottish Borders and love trying to capture a moment to savour…
Thanks so much for looking

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • NordicBlackbird
    NordicBlackbirdover 5 years ago

    oh, fab action shot, Maggie! :))))

  • thanks nat.. I know the feeling well… LOL

    – dinghysailor1

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 5 years ago

    Great shot, wonderful title!!

  • CailliauArt
    CailliauArtover 5 years ago

    Great capture !

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture.

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 5 years ago

    Nice action shot Maggie …

  • NordicBlackbird
    NordicBlackbirdover 5 years ago

    i bet you dod, lol! :)))
    hope you had a great weekend and making trhe most of summer ;)

  • thanks nat! ace thanks and will do!! you too!

    – dinghysailor1

  • Christopher  Ewing
    Christopher E...over 5 years ago

    amazing timing and excellent control of that SS!! wonderful composition

  • thanks chris i got heaps that boat and i werent water ready …so really enjoyed the action – it was carnage out there,,, all going over multiple times… and was thrilled i was getting the hang of the settings


    – dinghysailor1

  • JanT
    JanTover 5 years ago

    Great shot, Maggie. Wise woman to participate in this race by camera. That really isn’t you, is it, wearing a wet suit?

  • LOL very flattering thought jan .. she’s heaps younger and fitter.. but i’ve been playing catchup since…LOL…

    – dinghysailor1

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    omg omg omg!!!!!! OOOOOOOO!!!!!!! SPLASSSHHHHHH!!!!! ooooooooo … shudder … shudder!!!!!!! We’re all right there … thanks to you!!!!!!! GREAT shot … so you stayed nice and dry? Fab, fab action image … LOVE it!!!!!! Loved your comment about “carnage” … I laughed in sympathy!!!!! Bless ’em all … hope everyone enjoyed, regardless!!!!

  • grinning here lois!! glad you enjoyed the virtual dip and yes we say in our town riding..’safe oot safe in ’ is our aim every time… and they were all winners in these survival conditions!! not big waves but the gusts whistle over through and round the surrounding hills and then hit that water and fan out in all directions! its what makes us go back every week .. a great challenge!!
    cheers and thanks again

    – dinghysailor1

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