Onne van der Wal's award winning nautical photography is world renowned. From his Newport, RI based studio and retail gallery, Onne and his staff manage his extensive collection of images from around the globe featuring the most beautiful classic yachts, the sleekest racing machines, quiet harbors and secluded beaches.
Onne (pronounced "Onn-Uh") has been a nautical, sailing and yacht photographer for over 20 years. Once a professional sailor, Onne got his start in nautical, sailing and yacht photography while sailing with the 1981-82 Dutch Whitbread Around the World Race Team on their winning boat, FLYER. When Onne returned from their winning circumnavigation, the press was eager to see the many sailing photos he had shot with gear given to the eager young sailor and sailing photographer by Olympus Cameras. These yachting photos are still often published today and were his first commercial works, as they came to represent the photographic style and elements he is now well known for. Dramatic angles from the masthead or the end of the spinnaker pole are examples of the effort Onne will put into any assignment or boating photo shoot he accepts.
Onne's in depth understanding of sailing and boats brings a…

Upcoming Events

35th Annual 2019 Newport Regatta

July 06, 2019

The 2019 Newport Regatta will mark the 35th running of our signature annual event. Sail Newport has a long history of hosting this East Coast… MORE INFO

2019 12 Metre World Championship

July 08, 2019

The International 12 Metre Class’ 2019 World Championship will be held in Newport, Rhode Island (USA) from July 8- 13, hosted by the Ida Lewis… MORE INFO

Ida Lewis Distance Race

Ida Lewis Distance Race

August 16, 2019

A late-summer sailing tradition loved by grand prix racers and cruising sailors alike, the annual Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled to start on Friday,… MORE INFO