Photographers who want to shoot the In-Port Race during the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18’s stopover in Newport, RI on Saturday, May 19, 2018 have a unique opportunity to do so with guidance from one of the finest photographers on the water. Onne van der Wal is chartering the 50-foot Northeastern, a downeast-style converted lobster boat to shoot the seven Volvo Ocean 65s in action on Narragansett Bay and is inviting keen amateur shooters to join him. The Northeastern will be flying a press flag that will give workshop participants excellent access to the racecourse, and enrollment is limited to only 12 photographers for plenty of “one on one” instruction time with van der Wal.
Van der Wal is one of Canon’s “Explorers of Light” and the company will be providing a variety of lenses for shooters to try, including the white L Series telephoto lenses. A lunch of lobsters rolls and beer or wine will be provided before the action begins. The workshop runs from noon to 5:00 pm, and the cost is $695 per person. This workshop will sell out quickly, so don’t wait to book your spot on the Northeastern. To inquire, call 401-849-5556 or visit VanderWal.com.