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Image of Asia: Preparing a sail for yacht race

Last Updated Dec 12, 2017 at 3:00 am EST

Deckhands on Wild Oats XI prepare a sail during the Big Boat Challenge, a lead-up event to the Sydney Hobart open ocean yacht race, on Sydney Harbour in Sydney, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. The Sydney Hobart yacht race begins on Dec. 26. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

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.

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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.