Sailing Calendar Photographers

The J/Sailing Calendar could not exist without the extraordinary talents and artistry exhibited by this years' contributors of sailing photography.  From all over the world, this group of sailing photographers, many of whom are world renowned, award-winning photo-journalists, have experienced everything you could ever imagine to get "the perfect shot".

Many of these now grace the pages of this year's J/Sailing Calendar.  Shooting great sailboat photos takes extraordinary skill, timing and a bit of luck-- call it serendipity or perseverance, all of them can tell you that getting tossed around in small rubber inflatable boats (RIBS) or dangling out of helicopters on windy days can often be dangerous. But, when they get that perfect photograph, they know it.

It is through their work that we can enjoy the beauty of sailing as seen by their perspective on what makes a great sailing photo- the composition and interplay of light, contrast, waves, wind, clouds, sky, the landscape and seascape and how the sailboats themselves perform on the sea.  We consider ourselves fortunate to have such broad range of J's sailing off some of the world's most beautiful harbors and sea coasts, some of them have been beautifully captured by these remarkable photographers.  Please "meet" this year's J/Sailing Calendar photographers below and enjoy their work.

Bio ChapiChapi

Gonzalo Gomez Gomara, a.k.a. "Chapi", from Santander, Spain, started photography in 2006 after a severe knee injury prevented him playing professional sports.

His sailing work started after a spectacular sunset sail on a little sailboat in Santander Bay.

He recently published a book, "Santander- Luz del Norte" and is widely published in major sailing publications worldwide. See his work:

Bio JanAnderson
Jan Anderson

Jan is one of the most gifted marine photographers in the Pacific Northwest. Her work documents all types and activities of boats, from British Columbia to the Columbia River, and everywhere in between. Most weekends she can be found on Puget Sound, shooting sailing regattas,  averaging 35/yr! The fruits of her talent can be found in 48 North magazine, Northwest Yachting magazine, Pacific Yachting magazine, Sail magazine, Sailing World magazine, and online at Sailing Anarchy and Pressure Drop web sites. She works with commercial marketing firms, marinas, yacht clubs, maritime industry, and sailmakers.

Bio KurtArrigo
Kurt Arrigo

Kurt's career has captured action at sporting events, portray Hollywood stars, swim with  sharks and undertake environmental projects from the Galapagos to the Himalayas. He has been passionate about the sea from birth. Born on the captivating Mediterranean island of Malta in 1969, he counts diving, sailing and swimming among his passions. His expertise in underwater photography has pushed boundaries in the field.  His sailing assignments started in the 1992 America’s Cup and for Rolex has covered the Sydney Hobart, Fastnet & Big Boat Series. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Yacht Racing Image of the Year. Kurt has supported international film productions in Malta and works with global brands in the lifestyle and luxury sector.

Bio MeredithBlock
Meredith Block

Meredith first started sailing dinghies when she was a young girl.  A graduate from University of Michigan, Meredith abandoned a career in restaurant and office management after rediscovering her love of sailing and her love for photography.  Meredith has been published in dozens of publications around the world, and currently works as Staff Photographer for the sport’s most widely read news & information website, Sailing

Bio SvenJurgensen
Sven Juergensen

Sven was born and raised in the beautiful village of Kappeln, Germany.  Sven works with the JBoats German dealership- Mittelmann's Werft and is a pro photographer covering leading international sailing regattas; including most recently the J/22 Worlds, J/24 Worlds and J/80 Worlds in Germany.  He is also team photographer for ORC Offshore Teams Tutima/ Silva Neo; for the J/70’s SV Itzehoe (Soyka)/ Blankeneser Segelclub (Lehmann); for the new Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga women's MSC Sailing Team (skipper Steffi Kopcke).
Sven Juergensen- Flickr


Bio JeanMarieLiot
Jean-Marie Liot

Jean-Marie has specialized in yacht photography for 20+ years.  He has traveled around the world to cover famous offshore races for French teams, sponsors and skippers. He works with Voile Magazine, has been the official photographer of the Tour de France a la Voile since 1996, and works with leading French marine industry clients. Jean-Marie also devotes part of his time to food photography and has worked with a number of leading French chefs in Brittany, Normandy and Paris. He currently lives in Vannes.

Bio CoreySilken
Corey Silken

Corey is a yachting/ luxury lifestyle photographer based in Newport, Rhode Island. He regularly travels to the Caribbean and throughout the world for commercial and fine art projects. His clients range from the International Yacht Restoration School to top shipyards like Royal Huisman and Pendennis. He shoots for major brands such as Panerai and Bacardi, plus he works with top TV/ film industry producers (Courtney Cox's Cougar Town and Kelsey Grammar's Boss).  An avid outdoor explorer, he in the America’s Cup 12 Metre Class fleet in Newport, Rhode Island and enjoys racing a Herreshoff S Class boat.

Bio PaulTodd
Paul Todd

Paul is a former professional sailor/ sail maker. He spends much of his time traveling around the world shooting regattas and sailing offshore for commercial clients. Paul was the official photographer for the Louis Vuitton Trophy and the official photographer for the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race . Paul's most recent assignment was with Louis Vuitton at the 2013 America's Cup in San Francisco along with other commercial clients. As well, Paul runs Outside Images picture agency featuring new stock marine images weekly.

Bio OnneVanderwal
Onne van der Wal

Onne has been photographing J/Boats in his hometown of Newport, RI and at regattas around the world for his entire 27 year career. His award-winning photos of yachts, classic sailboats, commercial shipping, landscape and seascapes and fine art prints are available for sale in his Newport Gallery on Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI. If you're in town, please stop in and see why his work is among the best, or you may shop online.

Bio PaulWyeth
Paul Wyeth

Based in Southampton, England, Paul has lived and worked by the sea all his life. Apart from studying for a design degree, the sea has always been central to him; teaching sailing, boat building and work for the RYA. His design talent combines well with hands-on experience at sea. An understanding of light and a passion for capturing the energy and grace of the sea is his driving force. Paul shoots from a small RIB, allowing him to get right into the action. Many of his shots appear in major Yachting publications in addition to work for clients such as : Volvo, JP Morgan, CrewSaver, Musto, and Yachts and Yachting, to name a few.

Bio LarsWhermann
Lars Wehrmann

Lars is a native of Kiel, Germany and has spent the last few decades as a commercial photographer with a strong interest in sailing.  He is the official photographer for the new German Sailing League (Deutsche Segel-bundesliga) that features J/70s sailing in five events across the country.


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