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College Sailing Nationals Aerials

Drone Flying

Drone Flying

Flying at the New York Yacht Club. Photo by Scott Shucher
Modifications

Modifications

I attached styrofoam balls to the feet of the DJI Inspire 1 in case I had to make an emergency liquid landing! Photo by Rob Migliaccio
On the water

On the water

Flying beside the winning team to capture the celebration. Photo by Rob Migliaccio
Production Team

Production Team

Analyzing regatta results with the production team (from left to right): Onboard Cam Op Jeff Mootz, Aerial Pilot Chris Love, Editor Scott Shucher, Producer/Host Gary Jobson. Photo by Camera Op Mike Audick
Landing

Landing

Marine landing with help from Brown sailors Courtney Bergh (catching) and Kelly McGlynn (driving.) We later found an easier way to catch the drone by its body.

Details

Some aerial video footage from the forthcoming ESPNU coverage of College Sailing's Gill Coed Nationals Finals. I shot this with my Inspire 1 quadcopter (drone) in Newport, RI June 3-4, 2015. The one-hour special produced by Gary Jobson airs July 10 at 7pm. Encore presentations July 12 at 8am and July 18 at 4am.