Sailing to the Mark 2024 Wall Calendar

How to sail faster than your competitors? How to round the mark first and find a breeze to keep you ahead? On salt water and fresh all around America, sailors are planning strategies to overcome the limits of their waterlines and finesse the right of way to tack ahead of the competition. Andrew Sims and JH Peterson capture the excitement of competitive sailing around the world and bring great races together in Sailing to the Mark.

This 2023 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Races and locations featured in this edition include:
≈ Seeing the future, these Starboard iQFoil sailors launch from the starting line off Florida’s west coast.
≈ A crowd of J/70s rounds the first weather mark during the Midwinter Championship at the Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa Bay, Florida.
≈ Competitors run downwind from the Golden Gate Bridge with spinnakers set in the September Rolex Big Boat Series at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California.
≈ Competitors from around the world sail for the 2.4 Meter World Championship at Tampa, Florida in 2022, where American Dee Smith won Gold.
≈ The competition is big at the New York Yacht Club Race Week in Newport, Rhode Island. IRC 72 Vesper is on a port tack while behind her is Maxi 72 Bella Mente hull up on a starboard tack.
≈ It’s a crowd at the starting line for this fleet of Melges 15 sailors during the Helly Hansen Sailing World 2022 Regatta in St. Petersburg, Florida.
≈ A fleet of 20 one-design IC37 keelboats heads to the windward mark at IC37 North American Championship off Newport, Rhode Island.
≈ Is it a race, or are we just enjoying a warm, summer sail? These International One Design sailors seem to be doing both on a Sunday afternoon off Northeast Harbor, Maine.
≈ Framed by the Golden Gate Bridge, this fleet of J/105s is running down San Francisco Bay with spinnakers flying during the Rolex Big Boat Series at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California.
≈ If it is a Zen-like connection with the water you want, the Laser will provide it. These sailors beating upwind through the swells off Clearwater, Florida offer a living demonstration.
≈ It is a close start for the Melges 24 fleet at the U.S. National Championship hosted by the Pensacola Yacht Club in Pensacola, Florida.
≈ Spinnakers flying, here are a bevy of Lightnings sailing toward the leeward gate at a Midwinter Series race.

Published by Tide-mark Press © 2023

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, 9781631144486 TM24-5001

About JH Peterson
For more than three decades JH Peterson has covered most of the major sailing events in America, along with literally hundreds of smaller ones. Whether on an ocean or lake, great or small, if it involves sailboats racing, he has probably been there. His work shows a life-long fascination with the interplay of water, wind and light. As a widely-published photographer, his work has been featured in every U.S. sailing magazine, as well as dozens of international publications. His images have appeared on more than 300 magazine covers, and his prints are widely collected by both individuals and corporations. Based in the Midwest, Peterson travels widely to seek out the next great sailing shot. Yet, surrounded where he lives by lakes, it’s not surprising that one of his favorite locations is only minutes from his home.

About Andrew Sims
For more than 20 years, Andrew Sims has been covering world-class sailing events in the United States and shooting cruising along the coast of Maine. His work frequently appears on the covers and inside pages of American yachting magazines. Perhaps the warmest appreciation of Sims’ photography comes from the sailors themselves. He has sold prints to hundreds, if not thousands of both owners and crew members who enjoy some of the best photos of their yachts competing in action. Andrew’s approach to marine photography is unique in that he often drives his own photo boat while shooting, getting himself into the action to exactly where he needs to be to get that one shot that says sailing is powerful, exciting, and beautiful. Andrew is based in Freeport, Maine.

© 2023 Tide-mark Press

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 11 × 14 × .25 in