I believe that this man owns this boat. Snatches of conversation overheard suggest this, as does his posture. Besides which he was varnished by the sun to exactly the same tone, and nearly the same colour, as the boat. It took a bit of effort in post to pull his face out from the all the varnished wood around him.
For other images in this boat festival series, check out this link.
Canon EOS 5Dmkii, SMC Takumar 35mm/f3.5 lens, ISO100, 1/80th, ~f-8