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James Raeburn, Director of ARDNT, filmmaker & photographer based in Glasgow, Scotland.

ARDNT's latest project is the Richard Mille Fife Regatta 2022.  A fantastic excuse to get back to my favourite element...and amongst beautiful yachts!

 

I've been sailing right from day 1. Until the age of 5 my summers were spent on the west coast of France with my parents. Our yacht Melora III, an Alfred Mylne design ketch, was berthed in the Musée Maritime de La Rochelle and we raced as a family, the only "étrangers" in the LANCEL CLASSIC 2005 at l'ile de Noirmoutier in a class alongside Petite Lande, Viola and Pen Duick. Something I won't be forgetting in a hurry was being thrown about the Raz de Sein during a strong tide whilst strapped into the cockpit at 4 years old!

 

Since then I've continued to sail all sorts of dinghies and my Laser 1, and on our family yachts Melora III and Gigha, another Alfred Mylne design built in 1931 and one of Mylne's 28ft Scottish Islands Class yachts.

Having been brought up in the countryside I have a deep love and respect for the natural world and all that Scotland’s enthralling landscapes have to offer. I first picked up a camera at the age of 13, graduated with a BA (Hons) in film production in 2019 and to this day I eat / sleep / breathe all things photography and filmmaking. My free time is spent taking regular hikes up mountains, braving the elements and continuing to hone my craft.