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Exciting Freedom of Sailing by Kurt Arrigo

Marine photographer Kurt Arrigo has captured the charm that happens when one sets sail on breathtakingly blue waters. Since the artist spent his childhood on the European island of Malta, he’s always been surrounded by the sea. For over ten years, Arrigo has travelled the world making photos of yachting events, underwater scenes, and luxury boats. His photos are, in one word: astonishing. Each photo evokes the salty smell, flavour, and feel of the ocean.

“One needs to find the right balance between what is going on,” explains the photographer. “What I am trying to capture tends to happen in bursts of emotion.”

Eventually, Arrigo’s work will make you need the oceanic freedom that’s synonymous with sailing.

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez
ESTEREL, Sail Number: H 31, LOA: 12.97m, Year: 1912, Type: 8MJI AURIQUE, Shipyard: LEON SIBILLE, Architect: LEON SIBILLE& LOUIS GROSSI THENDARA, Sail Number: 36, LOA: 36m, Year: 1937, Type: KETCH AURIQUE, Shipyard: STEPHEN & SONS, Architect: ALFRED MYLNE MARISKA, Sail Number: D 1, LOA: 23.4m, Year: 1908, Type: 15MJI, Shipyard: FAIRLIE, Architect: W FIFE III
ESTEREL, Sail Number: H 31, LOA: 12.97m, Year: 1912, Type: 8MJI AURIQUE, Shipyard: LEON SIBILLE, Architect: LEON SIBILLE& LOUIS GROSSI
THENDARA, Sail Number: 36, LOA: 36m, Year: 1937, Type: KETCH AURIQUE, Shipyard: STEPHEN & SONS, Architect: ALFRED MYLNE
MARISKA, Sail Number: D 1, LOA: 23.4m, Year: 1908, Type: 15MJI, Shipyard: FAIRLIE, Architect: W FIFE III
Elena Trophée Bailli de Suffren 2013 © Kurt Arrigo
Elena
Trophée Bailli de Suffren 2013
© Kurt Arrigo

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INDIO, Owner: Andrea Recordati, Loa: 30,50, Beam: 6,80, Draft: 4,90, Type: Wally
INDIO, Owner: Andrea Recordati, Loa: 30,50, Beam: 6,80, Draft: 4,90, Type: Wally
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2009
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2009
KING'S LEGEND, NED 6572, Design: Swan 65, Owner: Gijs Van Liebergen, Skipper: Gijs van Liebergen, Country: Netherlands, LOA: 20
KING’S LEGEND, NED 6572, Design: Swan 65, Owner: Gijs Van Liebergen, Skipper: Gijs van Liebergen, Country: Netherlands, LOA: 20
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2009
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2009
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2007
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2007

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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2010
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2010

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Barney
Barney
Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2009
Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2009
Ranger
Ranger

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Gozo weekend regatta by Global Capital
Gozo weekend regatta by Global Capital
DSK PIONEER INVESTMENTS Owner/Skipper: Danilo Salsi Design: SWAN 90, 2007 LOA: 27.7, Sail Number: ITA 490 Nation: ITA
DSK PIONEER INVESTMENTS
Owner/Skipper: Danilo Salsi
Design: SWAN 90, 2007
LOA: 27.7, Sail Number: ITA 490
Nation: ITA
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2009
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2009
GBR 112; NILAYA; Owner: Filip Balcaen; Category: Supermaxi ; Type: 34.01
GBR 112; NILAYA; Owner: Filip Balcaen; Category: Supermaxi ; Type: 34.01
SY Melek
SY Melek