Onne van der Wal’s Newest Coffee Table Book, "SAILING," Featuring His Award-winning Nautical Photography is Available November 1st

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Leading nautical photographer, Onne van der Wal, will participate in a special reception and book signing event on Thursday, November 21st at the Clarke Cooke House in Newport, RI to celebrate his new coffee table book.

Nautical Photography Book SAILING by Onne van der Wal

Onne van der Wal will be signing copies of his long awaited coffee table book, “SAILING,” during a reception at the Clarke Cooke House on Thursday, November 21st, from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Published by the art book experts at Rizzoli in New York, “SAILING” is stunningly presented at 11”x14” with beautiful glossy pages that compliment van der Wal’s award-winning nautical imagery. Signed copies will be available on November 1st at Onne’s Newport Gallery at One Bannister’s Wharf or in the gallery’s Online Store.

From the eye of a first-class sailor and lens of a first-class photographer, SAILING is a voyage around the world, capturing the joy, excitement, and serenity of the sea. As a professional sailor, van der Wal has skippered boats of many kinds, raced yachts in every climate, and crossed the Atlantic over ten times. He grew up on the “Tavern of the Seas” in Cape Town, South Africa—a vital stop in the ocean racing world known for its dramatic currents and powerful breeze—and comes from a family of sailors who helped him gain his sea legs as a boy. When his father gave him a camera to document races and expeditions, he discovered his second passion: photography.

No other photographer has the experience to shoot so well on board a speeding yacht or the confidence to scale a mast for the right panoramic view, and no other sailor has captured the extremes of the emotions, competition, and peace the sport affords. With nearly 200 color photographs and 5 gatefolds of wide-range images, this book is a love letter to the nautical lifestyle, and the closest you'll get on land to the feeling of being on the deck of a world-class yacht with the wind in your hair.

Over a lifetime devoted to sailing, Onne van der Wal has created an archive of the pursuit in all its varied forms, from classic yacht racing around Newport, R.I. to beautiful schooners cruising around St. Tropez, and from peaceful catamaran expeditions through the silent Antarctic to intense competition around the coast of New Zealand. SAILING is for everyone who longs to see the world from a sea-going vantage point and van der Wal has seen it all; in sweltering heat and falling snow, at the top of the mast and at the end of the spinnaker pole.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR/CONTRIBUTORS: Onne van der Wal is an award-winning nautical photographer whose photographs have graced the cover of every major sailing magazine in the United States and abroad. A seasoned yacht racer, he won the Whitbread Round the World Race and still tours with teams both as sailor and photographer. Herb McCormick is a veteran ocean racer, the former editor of Cruising World, and a seasoned sailing correspondent for publications such as the New York Times.

Credit line for the book must read: © Sailing by Onne van der Wal, Rizzoli New York, 2013. Images are © Onne van der Wal and images may be attained from Onne van der Wal Photography to use in conjunction with press about this book. For complementary images: please contact Kristin Browne @ 401 846 9552 or Kristin(at)vanderwal(dot)com.

By Onne van der Wal
Introduction by Herb McCormick
Rizzoli New York
ISBN: 978-0-8478-3884-4
Hardcover / 288 pages / 200 color photographs / 11’’ x 14’’
PRICE: $100.00 US and CAN

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