SHARON GREEN'S TRADEMARK SAILING PHOTOGRAPHY 

Prepared for the Parade

Prepared for the Parade

by Sharon Green December 01, 2019

 ‘How did you get the boats to line up like that?’

I get quite the giggle out of that! But in truth, it is no laughing matter: it takes a lot of planning, logistics, the right photo boat and driver, a lively fleet of boats, and a solid knowledge of yacht racing to get an incredible shot like this!

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Backyard Bash

Backyard Bash

by Sharon Green November 03, 2019

SoCal 300...

Imagine my glee when this circuit launched and gave me the chance to capture thrilling bluewater action like our November Ultimate Sailing Calendar image – just a hop, skip and a helicopter ride from my home! 

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Focused on the Prize

Focused on the Prize

by Sharon Green October 02, 2019

Composition. Color. Lighting. Action. October’s image in the 2019 Ultimate Sailing Calendar is everything I strive for, every time I shoot: the ultimate, perfect photograph; so I was thrilled to be able to include this stunning image from my colleague Stephen Cloutier in this year’s calendar. 

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TRANSPAC 2019: the numbers are in!

TRANSPAC 2019: the numbers are in!

by Sharon Green August 25, 2019

Transpac 2019 has come to a close for most … 

However, our team at Ultimate Sailing is just starting to turn the page on this epic and historic race. Let me tell you why.

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Going Air Borne - SuperFoils in Australia

Going Air Borne - SuperFoils in Australia

by Ultimate Sailing Contributor July 29, 2019

Following the SuperFoiler series in Australia was a steep learning curve for everyone. Personally, I had never photographed anything that foils but I knew my reflexes has to be switched. Anything could happen and if it did it would happen quickly. Andrea Francolini shares the action behind the image.

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TRANSPAC: 2225 Miles

TRANSPAC: 2225 Miles

by Sharon Green July 03, 2019

The 2,225-mile Transpacific Yacht Race has been near and dear to my heart for decades. Every odd-numbered year, our photo team covers the starts off of Los Angeles’ Point Fermin and beyond...

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Heads above water

Heads above water

by Sharon Green June 08, 2019

Every once in a while, my adopted hometown of Santa Barbara, California serves up the fresh-to-frightening conditions that make for a truly epic day of shooting. One of those times happily coincided with the Santa Barbara Yacht Club’s hosting of the Laser Midwinters West. 

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MARCH: TANGLES OF ANGLES

MARCH: TANGLES OF ANGLES

by Sharon Green March 25, 2019

This month features the turbulent teal waters of the storied Solent, off the Isle of Wight. This image was captured by the great Carlo Borlenghi during the Rolex Fastnet Race. As always, I am grateful to Carlo for sharing his talent with us.

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Pac 52s: Big Boats, Big Shots

Pac 52s: Big Boats, Big Shots

by Sharon Green February 07, 2019

Offering one of my annual highlights is the Bay's signature event, the St. Francis Yacht Club's Rolex Big Boat Series, and the Pac 52 is, in turn, its signature class.

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Plunging into 2019!

Plunging into 2019!

by Sharon Green January 03, 2019

Our thrilling January calendar image is symbolic of the energy and enthusiasm I feel as we embark on a New Year, chock full of new opportunities and experiences.

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The most wonderful time of the year

The most wonderful time of the year

by Sharon Green December 01, 2018

We wrap up this year with a stunning image of the TP52 Gladiator engulfed in the enticing turquoise waters of Key West, Florida. 

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Trading  Hats:  Sailor  to  Photographer

Trading Hats: Sailor to Photographer

by Sharon Green October 31, 2018

This month’s dramatic Ultimate Sailing Calendar photos are from Sander van der Borch, whose photos have been featured in the calendar several times during the past 10 years.

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Manifesting a Dream: Bella Mente

Manifesting a Dream: Bella Mente

by Sharon Green October 11, 2018

One of the joys of being a photographer is when I consider a boat as more than just an inanimate object. In many cases it’s the manifestation of a life-long passion and dream, brimming with energy and personalities.

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Bedlam on the Bay

Bedlam on the Bay

by Sharon Green August 30, 2018

September is a time of transformation. New season, new schools, new clothes … it’s a time for big changes – and a time for Big Boats.

That’s the Rolex Big Boat Series regatta in particular, which St. Francis Yacht Club has hosted for more than 50 years in San Francisco Bay. Since the early 1980s,

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Turn up the AC!

Turn up the AC!

by Sharon Green July 25, 2018

America’s Cup is the pinnacle of the sport, where designers, naval architects, sailmakers the like really reach for the stars, testing the newest advancements in materials and design. It’s a thrilling platform to be a part of, whether working for one of the syndicates, or documenting it for the media.

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Matias: immersed!

Matias: immersed!

by Sharon Green June 30, 2018

For nearly a decade we’ve had the pleasure of featuring Matias Capizzano’s work in the Ultimate Sailing Calendar. Featuring dinghies – like our July Optis – frequently manned by young sailors; it’s a great equalizer to the big boats and offshore venues you typically find in the calendar.

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Dads: where it all begins

Dads: where it all begins

by Sharon Green June 07, 2018

We interrupt the shot-of-the-month review to brag on my Dad! Just recently it was announced that my father, Don Green, 85, of Hamilton, Ontario, will be inducted into the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame later this summer.

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Sailing in Paradise

Sailing in Paradise

by Sharon Green April 30, 2018

Drawing over 300 boats in the heyday, KWRW had all the splash and sizzle I could ever dream of! It was frequently ‘Fresh to Frightening’ with big seas, breeze, and boats: including the latest and greatest. 

Many vendors would use KWRW as a launchpad for new boats or products; so it wouldn’t be unusual to bump into sailing celebrities and rock stars, industry

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Fotos With Friends

Fotos With Friends

by Sharon Green March 20, 2018

This month’s image is a credit to Carlo Borlenghi – one of the foremost marine photographers in the world. 

Now you may be wondering, how and when we started featuring other photographers in the Ultimate Sailing Calendar?

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Flying High in Miami

Flying High in Miami

by Sharon Green February 28, 2018

… the low light glowing beautifully across the turquoise waters, as the skies cleared and the breeze backed off just enough. We were able to hover pretty low to weather to get the boats in the huge waves as they bashed to weather.

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Behind the scenes - February

Behind the scenes - February

by Sharon Green February 04, 2018

One of my favorite places to shoot is San Francisco Bay, and you can see why, when you look at the February image (which is also the cover) of the 2018 Ultimate Sailing Calendar!

San Francisco always delivers. The combination of stiff breeze, strong currents and

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THE ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN

THE ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN

by Sharon Green October 30, 2017

What could be better than fun, friendly sailboat racing, with the world’s top sailors, in paradise? The Bitter End Yacht Club (BEYC) Pro-Am Regatta has been doing that for 30 years: bringing top-notch pro racers to compete with regular folks, like you and me; in Virgin Gorda, in the British Virgin Islands.

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Big Deal, at Big Boat

Big Deal, at Big Boat

by Sharon Green October 10, 2017

The Rolex Big Boat Series has been held at St. Francis Yacht Club since 1964. As the name says, it was originally a showcase for the really big boats (and egos) of San Francisco Bay to swagger and lock horns, and has been “must do” for me each September, since the early 1980s.

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J Class Worlds

J Class Worlds

by Sharon Green September 11, 2017

The regatta was plagued with light air, causing dock holds and long postponements, waiting for the sea breeze to fill in. One day they didn’t start racing until late late afternoon! That is frustrating and discouraging, all that lost momentum, and lost time and money too; trying to time the aerials, with a

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