Nautical photographer Onne van der Wal returns to Whaling Museum’s Sailors’ Series

Nautical photographer Onne van der Wal returns to Whaling Museum’s Sailors’ Series

October 20, 2020

Yachting in Greenland – October 20 online

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Onne van der Wal, one of the most prolific and talented nautical photographers in the world of sailing, returns as a New Bedford Whaling Museum Sailors’ Series speaker on October 20, 2020. During his online presentation called “Yachting in Greenland,” Van der Wal will share his beautiful images of Greenland and stories about the country’s people and local customs. The live online talk begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 for Whaling Museum members and $15.00 for non-members. Viewers can register for the event by visiting the Sailors’ Series webpage at

For the better part of four decades, Onne van der Wal has been capturing iconic images of the sport of sailing. His career was launched on board Flyer, the winner of the 1981-’82 Whitbread Race. He crossed the starting line as a professional sailor, but he finished the race as a photographer, and he’s never looked back.

The Whaling Museum’s 2020 Sailors’ Series is supported by Ruth and Hope Atkinson and dedicated to Llewellyn Howland III. The series is supported in part by The Samuel D. Rusitzky Lecture Fund. This year’s series is presented in partnership with the Cruising Club of America, New Bedford Yacht Club, Beverly Yacht Club, and Tabor Academy.

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The New Bedford Whaling Museum ignites learning through explorations of art, history, science and culture rooted in the stories of people, the region and an international seaport. The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city's historic downtown. The Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for Whaling Museum members and children ages three and under; adults $19, seniors (65+) $17, students (19+) $12, child and youth $9. For more information visit