Thursday, February 7, 2013

Ralph Lauren Photo Shoot Seaside, Florida

We got a strange phone call about ten days ago asking if we still had our Sunfish Ray that was listed on Craigslist. I let the caller know we had just sold her, but we had another boat that would be ready for sale soon, and asked what she was looking for. The caller, Jennifer, said she actually needed a Sunfish with a sail that had the blue and green panels for a Ralph Lauren photo shoot. I told her as luck would have it, we just picked up a new sail that day that would work, plus we had other colors as well. I sent her some pictures and the dates were set to bring out Madison for the shoot.

5 Feb I got Madison ready to roll Tuesday night

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And we hit the road early Wednesday morning

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Found the base camp and got the trailer parked. This was a big deal because Seaside had to approve it for the shoot.

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I brought a Seitech dolly because I had reconned the area and knew we would need it. The dolly is cool for several reasons, but in this case because it comes apart easily. I threw in the rudder and daggerboard and my other Sunfish road trip logistical gear. The stow and go seats in the Grand Caravan make it easy to put this gear in and still have seats for four. And the trailer pulled great, I had to look back a few times to see if the trailer was still there.

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Wandered around Seaside a bit, they have a nice town square and cool houses

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The crew moved Madison onto the dolly and there was a short parade down West Ruskin, 30A, through the pavilion and down the beach to the shoot location. Lt me throw in here that the crew was awesome and very courteous, fun to watch professionals.

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I rigged Madison and took a few pics while the crew was moving down to the beach

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Here is Madison photo bombing the shoot

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I'll have a few pics of Madison with the models once they are released, but til then, here is Madison resting after her hard day at the beach

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Here is the crew posing for their end of day photo. I'd like to thank them again for an enjoyable day and for sharing their creative spirit.

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Madison made some friends, good to have when you have to go back UP the dune!

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Thanks Ralph Lauren and Seaside for a fun day. Next time leave some room for sailboat rides!


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