Image of Asia: Preparing a sail for yacht race

Image of Asia: Preparing a sail for yacht race

In this photo by Associated Press photographer Rick Rycroft, deckhands on Wild Oats XI prepare a sail during the Big Boat Challenge. The challenge is a lead-up event to the Sydney Hobart open ocean yacht race.The Sydney Hobart yacht race begins on Dec. 26 in Sydney Harbour.———This image was made with a lens at a focal length of 200mm, a shutter speed of 1/4000, aperture of f5, and ISO 250.