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Roundup of 2007boating calendars

Roundup of 2007boating calendars

Boaters looking for breathtaking images to adorn their walls 12 months of the year will find plenty of nautical calendars to choose from. Below is a sampling of some of the 2007 choices out there, including calendars of sailboats, megayachts, wooden boats or even tugboats. Take note of the photographers’ names — many have had their work featured on the pages of Soundings.

Onne van der Wal 2007 Calendar, Onne van der Wal

$16, Onne van der Wal Photography Inc., www.vanderwal.com

Onne van der Wal’s photographs have graced the covers of both national and international sailing magazines (including Soundings). His 2007 calendar is a varied collection of shots, from boats and lighthouses to remote and tropical destinations. Van der Wal is a seasoned yacht racer, having won the Whitbread Round the World race and set a four-year circumnavigation record. The wall calendar shows off van der Wal’s work in an extra-large 16-inch-by-20-inch format.

Under Sail 2007 Calendar, Alison Langley

$12.99, Ronnie Sellers Productions, Inc., www.makefun.com

A photographic collection of classic sailboats evoking the timelessness and freedom of the sailing life, according to the publisher. Alison Langley studied photography at New York University and Rhode Island School of Design before sailing around the world, and is featured in several marine and travel publications.

Classic Boats 2007 Calendar

$12.99, Wyman Publishing, www.wymanpublishing.com

There’s just something about those classic boats. Photographer Kevan Ashworth captures the beauty of these timeless vessels in a 12-month calendar with an extra page for emergency numbers and a 2008 calendar.

2007 Calendar of Wooden Boats

$14.95, NOAH Publications, www.noahpublications.com

In its 25th anniversary edition, this calendar for wooden-boat enthusiasts continues to capture the quality and tradition of these vessels. The 2007 edition features new images of sailboats, open boats, powerboats and workboats photographed by Benjamin Mendlowitz, one of the top marine photographers working in the world today. Wooden-boat expert Maynard Bray provides captions for each photo.