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Why Captain Doug Ward and Newport PhotoBoat
Inside the ropes of a race course is serious business and only a few are afforded entry.  Captain Doug is one of them. 

  • United States Coast Guard 50 Ton Master License

  • 100% focus on what’s happening on the race course and its surroundings

  • Expertly tracks racers in tight quarters adjusting to wake, wind and visibility disruptions 

  • Quietly listens and adapts to creative stylings and sensitivities of the photographer

  • Masterfully recognizes, prepares and reacts to multi-directional high speed closure rates of racers while matching boat speeds

  • Doug is a true professional, calm, quiet, friendly and attentive, with a perfect safety record; he has a 6th sense on the water, a photographer’s eye for composition and experience to get you where you want to go

Sampling of Past Experience

J Class World

Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Folk Festival

Tristate Canyon Shoot Out, Block Island

Candy Store Cup

Americas Cup Regatta

Bacardi Cup
Bermuda One Two Start


Bacardi Newport Sailing Week

North Sails Photo Shoot

Red Bull World Finals Foiling Generation

RebBull National Finanals

Melges 32 World Championship

Moths National Championships

Wasps Regional Finals 

Rolex 12 Meter International World Finals

PANERAI Multi Hull International Foiling Series

Candy Store Cup Super Yacht Regatta

Rolex New York Yacht Club Regatta

Volvo Ocean Race

Bucket Super Yacht Race

Americas Cup trials AC 72

Bermuda One-Two Yacht Race

Working on NewportPhotoBoat
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