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ISBN: 9780857040121
AUTHOR: Dave Willis
Cowes Week
Cowes Week
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Cowes Week is a British sporting institution. It is one of the longest running and most successful sporting events we have and has become a highlight of the British sporting summer. It has been held in early August every year since 1826, except during the two world wars.

Cowes Week is a unique mixture of classic and ultra-modern designs with several classes still racing after more than 50 years: Dragons, Flying Fifteens, Redwings, Seaview Mermaids, Solent Sunbeams, Swallows,Victories and XODs. New classes are being introduced as they increase in popularity. The Laser SB3s for example, have been the largest class of the regatta for the past few years.

Cowes Week attracts over 8,500 competitors, ranging from Olympic and world-class yachtsmen and women to weekend sailors Ė all racing together and watched by over 100,000 visitors to Cowes. One of the most enduring traditions of Cowes Week is the spectacular fireworks display, which has taken place on the final friday of Cowes Week since the very first years.

The regatta is now such an indelible fixture on the British (and international) sporting scene that it is taken for granted that it will continue to thrive and inspire all who love sailing, competition and the ocean for years to come. With over 140 striking and immediate images, Dave Willis captures the excitement, disasters and triumphs of one of the sporting calendarís ultimate events.

Dave Willis has always been a photographer. Itís what he does. Heís been other things as well but always there was a camera. Born and raised on the south coast, he quit school, left home and left the south to hitch to the lakes and become a climber and a photographer. He learnt the trade as an assistant photographer in Kendal, a press photographer on national papers and an expedition photographer in Patagonia. He returned from Chile in 1990, penniless, homeless and unemployed to set up Mountain Sport Photography Ė and is still going strong. Dave now works from his base in Shap, on Cumbriaís eastern edge, photographing outdoor life, landscape and tourism projects for tourist boards, the outdoor industry, press and stock libraries. He also teaches photography.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 012 1, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published July 2010.

Portrait of the Isle of Wight CoastPortrait of the Isle of Wight Coast - £14.99
Starting and finishing near the Needles and Alum Bay this book represents a photographic exploration of the islandís numerous coastal highlights and characteristics, captured in all their glory through more than 140 images from the camera of Geraint Tellem.
Spirit of The Isle of Wight Steam RailwaySpirit of The Isle of Wight Steam Railway - £4.99
From his collection of stunning images Mike Heath presents this photographic excursion along the line which, with many of the societyís locomotives and all of its carriages having spent much of their working lives on the island, is truly a journey back in time.
Isle of Wight Address BookIsle of Wight Address Book - £12.99
Whether bought as a gift or for personal use, this Isle of Wight Address Book, with its superb pictorial reminders of the island, will provide years of pleasure.
Isle of Wight from the AirIsle of Wight from the Air - £14.99
The superb aerial photographs in this book provided a fascinating overview of this historic island community, which these days provides a distinctive place to live for thousands, and for many more a place to enjoy leisure pursuits including watersports of all kinds, birdwatching, or simply walking the many island footpaths.
Portrait of the Isle of WightPortrait of the Isle of Wight - £14.99
The Isle of Wight is a landscape of infinite and fascinating variety and is captured here by Ian Badley in over 140 evocative and beautiful images, showing the island at its colourful best.
CumbriaCumbria - £16.99
This book by Dave Willis is a journey through the lands of Cumbria; a county of breathtaking beauty, grandeur and surprise. It includes the Lake District as a part of Cumbria but reveals also the less frequented landscapes of the Eden Valley, the Borders, the Solway Firth,West Cumbria, Morecambe Bay and the Eastern dales of the Lune Valley.
Web Price: £14.99
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