A stunning photographic celebration of American sailing, and the closest you’ll get on land to the feeling of being on deck, this deluxe, grand-scale book is a voyage across America, capturing the joy, excitement, and serenity of sailing in the waters of every region of the United States—through the eyes of a true master of both sail and lens.
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. Following the regional organization of US Sailing, the book moves from New England down the East Coast, across the South and the Midwest, up the West Coast and even out to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Including grand prix racing yachts, cruising boats, and everything in between, the book presents stunning vignettes of every form of American sailing—from dinghy racing around Newport, R.I., to high tech maxi boats competing in Key West, and from peaceful cruising excursions around the islands of Hawaii to high latitude expedition sailing in the frozen waters of Alaska and wooden schooners reaching along the rocky coasts of the Pacific Northwest.
This lavishly illustrated volume—with nearly 200 color photographs and two gatefolds that unfold into glorious panoramic images—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.
Dimension: 11.5 w” x 14.5″h x 1.5″ thick – 7 lbs.
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