Wind and Water: Boating Photographs From Around The World

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9780821228449: Wind and Water: Boating Photographs From Around The World

This dazzling book of photographs of sailboat cruising and racing by the premier sailing photographer and award-winner, Onne van der Wal. Onne van der Wal is a world-class maritime photographer whose original body of work is recognized and coveted by boat lovers worldwide. WIND AND WATER features a variety of photographs that will captivate everyone from the casual boating enthusiast to the experienced Grand Prix racer. What sets van der Wal's work apart from the rest is its artistic style: whether he climbs atop a 75-foot mast for a bird's-eye view of a sloop cutting through crystal-blue waters or crouches on the deck during a race for a brisk action shot, van der Wal delivers brilliant photographs that capture the harmonious experience of being on the water. The book contains exhilarating shots of intense yacht racing all over the world, from the America's Cup to the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. It also features dramatic photographs of sailboats cruising in exotic destinations such as the Southern Ocean (between Cape Town and New Zealand), the South Pacific, and the Arctic.

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About the Author :

Onne van der Wal was born in Holland and lived much of his childhood in South Africa. His marine photographs have won countless awards and have graced the covers of every major sailing magazine and catalog, including Travel and Leisure, Sail, Yachting World, Sailing, Patagonia, and Team One. A seasoned yacht racer, van der Wal won the Whitbread Around the Word Race and set a circumnavigation record that stood for 4 years. He owns a gallery where he exhibits his work and has published numerous posters and calendars. He lives in Newport, Rhode Island.

From Publishers Weekly :

An award-winning nautical photographer and former yacht racer portrays the power of the ocean and the blowing wind in 114 awe-inspiring images. In one shot, the star-studded sail of America’s Cup champ Endeavour unfurls beautifully over the sea. In another, a Swan 77 "slams into a wave off Beavertail, Jamestown, Rhode Island." Van der Wal also captures homey behind-the-scenes details, such as yellow raingear-clad sailors doing maintenance work on a schooner. And not all the images are of racing boats—among the highlights are shots of a rustic fishing boat beached in Chile and a hand-built Kayuka. The author’s respect for maritime history and tradition is evident, and his photos pay homage to the passions of boat-lovers around the world.
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