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Collections of newsworthy images from Bluegreen.
*Armel Le Cléac'h
 
20 Jan 2017 12:00 am
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Armel Le Cleac'h crossed the Vendée Globe finish line on January 19th 2017, setting a new Vendee Globe record of 74 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes and 46 seconds.
 
2011 Rolex Fastnet Race
 
25 Nov 2014 12:00 am
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The Fastnet Race is renowned as one of the most demanding of the classic offshore races, with yachts setting off from Cowes on a course for Ireland?s Fastnet Rock, before skirting the Scilly Isles and concluding in Plymouth. These images from Benoit Stichelbaut and Rick Tomlinson offer a taste of the drama.
 
2011 Transat BtoB
 
25 Nov 2014 12:00 am
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Atlantic World Record
 
24 Nov 2014 12:00 am
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August saw two world records shattered by Pascal Bidegorry and his crew aboard 40 metre catamaran Banque Populaire V. Their eastbound Atlantic crossing from New York to the Lizard Point, Cornwall, took just 3 days, 15 hours, 25 minutes and 48 seconds, beating Groupama 3's previous record by more than 12.5 hours. They also smashed the 24-hour record, previously set at 794 miles, when they sailed an astounding 907 miles in 24 hours! Benoit Stichelbaut was there to capture the action.
 
Best of 2011 Racing
 
26 Nov 2014 05:29 pm
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It's been a bumper year for racing, with a constant stream of big events lighting up the sailing calendar. Our photographers have captured the spectacle of inshore and offshore races across the globe, including the America?s Cup World Series, Audi Med Cup Circuit, Key West Race Week and the Volvo Ocean Race start.
 
Jules Verne Record
 
26 Nov 2014 12:00 am
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Key West Race Week 2012
 
26 Nov 2014 12:00 am
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This year marked the 25th anniversary of Key West Race Week, the elite international keelboat competition that sets 5 days of racing against a Florida backdrop. Ingrid Abery and Rick Tomlinson returned with images that capture the pace and exhilaration of this legendary competition on Florida's characteristic turquoise waters.
 
Krys Match
 
26 Nov 2014 12:00 am
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The Krys Match was the first chance to showcase the one-design MOD70 trimaran fleet in authentic conditions. Benoit Stichelbaut and Chris Schmid were in La Trinit?ur Mer to record the impressive power of these mammoth multihulls.
 
Marine Wildlife
 
26 Nov 2014 05:29 pm
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Bluegreen's wildlife photographers have been busy underwater and topside capturing dramatic action, from marlin and tuna to whale sharks and saltwater crocodiles, surfing penguins and soaring albatrosses.
 
New Work from David Fleetham
 
26 Nov 2014 12:00 am
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Onne van der Wal
 
26 Nov 2014 12:00 am
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It's been a busy year for Onne van der Wal, who has photographed races aplenty, documenting the biggest events in the year?s racing calendar. Photographing from above, on, and sometimes in the water, Onne?s imagery perfectly captures the unique thrill of competitive sailing.
~~Between tropical shores and his home turf on Rhode Island, Onne has photographed Finns, 12 Metre Yachts, C-Classes, Superyachts and many more besides.
~~This latest portfolio features cruising series alongside racing imagery, showcasing the versatility and scope of Onne's photographic collection.
 
Racing 2010
 
24 Nov 2014 12:00 am
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A selection of our best racing images from 2010.
 
Rolex Maxi Cup
 
26 Nov 2014 12:00 am
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This year's 20th Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup saw plenty of excitement. Rick Tomlinson was there to capture the highs and lows...
 
Spring Racing 2013
 
26 Nov 2014 12:00 am
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As we gear up for an exciting Summer of racing, it?s a good time to look back at what the year has offered so far. We jump-started the year with the thrill of the Vendee Globe arrivals, followed by the strong winds of Key West, the grandeur of St Barth?s Bucket, and the beauty of the PalmaVela Regatta. Here are some of our favourite images...
 
St Barth's Bucket 2009
 
26 Nov 2014 05:29 pm
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The St.Barth's Bucket is an invitation-only sailing race around the Island of St. Barthlemy in the Leeward Islands, Caribbean. The Regatta, which began in 1995, takes place every year in late March and is open to yachts over 31m (100ft). This year, 33 yachts took part, including Meteor, Windcrest and Adela, which came 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. Among the other competitors were the Maltese Falcon, Ranger and Windrose. This year, the "Escargot Cup" went to Baracuda and Varsovie.
 
Summer of 2009
 
26 Nov 2014 12:00 am
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From sailing to surfing, Summer 2009 had it all. This month's highlights include cruising in Cornwall by Richard Langdon and Franck Socha's images of the three masted barque Belem sailing from Royan to Talmont, Gironde in France.
 
The Sea
 
26 Nov 2014 12:00 am
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Bluegreen Pictures has provided all of the images for The Sea, published recently by Adlard Coles. The book is a photographic showcase of the first wonder of the world, filled with stunning seascapes that reveal the primal beauty of the sea, its diverse geological phenomena, and the way in which seafarers and wildlife interact with it from above and below.

~~The Sea is an all-encompassing celebration of our oceans, while also demonstrating the quality and scope of our collection here at Bluegreen.
 
Velux 5 Oceans
 
26 Nov 2014 12:00 am
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Billy Black brings us Brad Van Liew's elation upon winning sprint four of the Velux 5 Oceans race.
 
Vendée Globe 2008-2009
 
25 Nov 2014 12:00 am
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This non-stop, single-handed circumnavigation of the globe began in 1989, the brainchild of solo sailor Philippe Jeantot. On the 9th November 2008, 20 monohulls lined up off Les Sables d'Olonne, France, to begin their epic race around Antarctica and back again. 84 days later, winner Michel Desjoyeaux crossed the finish line, aboard his yacht Foncia. Among the other competitors this year were Samantha Davies, Dee Caffari, Jean Le Cam, Roland Jourdain and Armel Le Cl�ac'h.
 
Volvo Ocean Race 08-09
 
25 Nov 2014 12:00 am
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1973 saw the first ever Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, the longest and perhaps most demanding sailing contest ever. The original course followed the route of the cargo-carrying square-riggers of the 19th Century, a route that has been modified each year to take in different stopovers (the contest was renamed the Volvo Ocean Race in 2001). The boats have also evolved through the years, with the current Volvo Open 70 representing the pinnacle of yacht design. The 2008-2009 VOR began in Alicante, Spain, and finished in St Petersburg, Russia, in late June. Sweden's Ericsson 4, skippered by Torben Grael, won this year's coveted Waterford Crystal overall winner's trophy.
 
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