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Competitors prepare to launch their vessel into the bay.

Sails raised in Sarasota Bay during Flying Scot Midwinters

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 |

Competitors prepare to launch their vessel into the bay.

A skipper and crew mate try to find the best wind position.

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 |

A skipper and crew mate try to find the best wind position.

Sailors in the championship fleet jockey for a better position.

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 |

Sailors in the championship fleet jockey for a better position.

A crew member leans off the side of the boat in an effort to get it to turn.

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 |

A crew member leans off the side of the boat in an effort to get it to turn.

Sailors test out the wind and water before beginning the race.

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 |

Sailors test out the wind and water before beginning the race.

One competitor in the challenger fleet flew patriotic sails.

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 |

One competitor in the challenger fleet flew patriotic sails.

Sailors put up their spinnakers during two legs of the race.

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 |

Sailors put up their spinnakers during two legs of the race.

Sailors reach a turning point where they drop their spinnakers.

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 |

Sailors reach a turning point where they drop their spinnakers.

Competitors in the championship fleet turn out of the second leg of the race and into the third.

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 |

Competitors in the championship fleet turn out of the second leg of the race and into the third.

While the sailors' boats are all the same, their spinnakers are a variety of colors.

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 |

While the sailors' boats are all the same, their spinnakers are a variety of colors.

Officials on the signal boat wait for sailors to line up.

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 |

Officials on the signal boat wait for sailors to line up.

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