A beautiful book of spectacular pictures that evoke the peace and tranquility of being on the water. Photographer/sailor Onne van der Wal deftly displays the power and speed of sailing America’s shores into almost meditative images. Even the non-sailors among us will love this book.
The closest you'll get on land to the feeling of being on deck--sailing through the eyes of a true master of both sail and lens.
This deluxe, grand-scale, limited-edition book is a voyage across America, capturing the joy, excitement, and serenity of sailing in the waters of every region of the United States--from Puerto Rico to the tip of Alaska.
Over a lifetime devoted to boats and the pursuit of pleasure on water, the photographer Onne van der Wal has accrued an unparalleled archive of the most evocative and beautiful photography of this great American sport. Organized by region, and including competition yachts, leisure crafts, and everything in between, the book presents stunning vignettes of every form of American sailing--from classic yacht racing around Newport, Rhode Island to beautiful schooners drifting across the Great Lakes, and from peaceful catamaran expeditions around the islands of Hawaii to handmade single-masters in the frozen waters of Alaska and intense Grand Prix races along the rocky coasts of the Pacific Northwest.
With 200 color photographs and several gatefolds that unfold into glorious panoramic images, this is a celebration of the nautical lifestyle and a love letter to an archetypal American pursuit that is so much more than a pastime for all those lucky enough to enjoy it.
About the Author
Onne van der Wal is an award-winning nautical photographer and author whose photographs have graced the covers of every major sailing magazine in the United States and abroad. A seasoned yacht racer himself, he won the Whitbread Round the World Race and still tours with teams both as sailor and photographer. Gary Jobson is an America's Cup-winning tactician. He is the author of twenty books on sailing, has produced more than 1,200 television shows for ESPN, currently serves on the board of World Sailing, and is a past president of US Sailing.