Ultimate Sailing – 30 Years of Yacht Racing Photography

January 16, 2014 – January 16, 2014

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190

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by Sharon Green

Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California

When: Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7 pm

Members only Reception at 6:15 pm

The trademark photography of Sharon Green, “who shoots to thrill”, captures the true essence of competitive sailing at the highest levels. Whether hanging from helicopters or clinging to chase boats, she knows how to freeze the action and preserve its energy in a single frame.

Sharon Green will present a slideshow of images from 30+ years of Ultimate Sailing. Sharon will talk about the rigors and challenges of her unique specialization in competitive yacht racing photography and the creation of her brand Ultimate Sailing. She will share some of her behind the scenes stories of working in the world with yachting’s elite as well as discuss the changes in camera equipment and the transition of photography from film to digital.

Sharon Green has been capturing electrifying images of performance sailing for more than 30 years. Her annual Ultimate Sailing Calendar, featuring the highlights of competitive sailing, is eagerly anticipated by yachting and photography enthusiasts worldwide. Sharon has been published in major boating publications, both locally and internationally, since she first took up a camera while still in high school. In recognition of her extraordinary accomplishments in photography, Sharon was awarded an honorary Master’s Degree from the prestigious Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California, where she lives with her daughter Michaela and son Kieran. She has been yachting and taking pictures for years, travelling to lots of different destinations to explore the different yacht locations available, there is a great location for yacht rental in San Diego she says.

Sharon is happiest when she is on the water or hanging from a helicopter in search of the elusive image that can be called ‘Ultimate Sailing’. “My greatest satisfaction is when it all comes together: the anticipation, the planning, the organizing, the traveling, the epic conditions – to create a thrilling photograph. The pursuit of ‘Ultimate Sailing’ images never seems to grow old. Three decades and I still love the challenge of creating memorable images for my clients and the calendar.”

NOTE: This lecture will be paired with an exhibit of Sharon’s photography in the Munger Theater.