Whaling Museum’s Sailors’ Series moves online

Nautical photographer Onne van der Wal’s Sailing America: May 12

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Onne van der Wal, one of the most prolific and talented marine photographers in the world of sailing, will take viewers on an adventure across America during a virtual Sailors’ Series talk on May 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., presented by the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Van der Wal’s presentation featuring his award-winning photography will be based on his recently released book Sailing America. Viewers can join the online presentation by visiting the Sailors’ Series webpage at www.whalingmuseum.org and clicking on the “Registration” link. There is no charge to participate.

The Whaling Museum has been shifting its focus to digital content during the Covid-19 emergency in order to give people a way to “Museum from Home.” The new online offerings include virtual tours; behind-the-scenes talks with staff experts; lectures; distance learning art, science, and history resources for educators, students, and parents; trivia activities; and more.

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 dedicated to Llewellyn Howland III, and 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. Additional information about Sailors’ Series events is available at www.whalingmuseum.org.

Contact
Tina Malott
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
New Bedford Whaling Museum
tmalott@whalingmuseum.org
508-997-0046 Ext. 140

 


About the New Bedford Whaling Museum
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. For more information visit www.whalingmuseum.org.

Download high resolution images at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/c2timTaEUKGKqBV46

Photo credit: Onne van der Wal

photograph of sailboats from low viewpoint

book cover of book titled Sailing America