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 Americas 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 boatsamong the highlights are shots of a rustic fishing boat beached in Chile and a hand-built Kayuka. The authors 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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"Proof positive that Onne has great understanding of and passion for both the sea and his craft." -- Sail magazine, May 2004
"This book will make sailors yearn to get out on the water." -- The Baltimore Sun
"Wind and Water features the kind of photographs that will excite even the armchair voyager in us all." -- Metrosource, April/May 2004
"You can sail the waters from New England to New Zealand, Antigua to Alaska, in WIND AND WATER." -- Chicago Tribune, July 7, 2004