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Top Yachting Photographer to Speak at the Houston Yacht Club

December 4th, 2017

Sharon Green, one of the world’s leading yacht racing photographers, will present SHARON GREEN; EXPOSED Wednesday, Jan. 17 at HYC

World renowned yachting photographer Sharon Green will be presenting a retrospective of her work at the Houston Yacht Club Wednesday, Jan. 17. Tickets for the presentation are $10 per person and a buffet dinner will be available from 6 to 7 p.m. for $18 per person. Tickets will sell out fast so please call the HYC Office at 281.471.1255 to reserve your tickets. The schedule for the evening is as follows:

  • 6-7 p.m.: Buffet Dinner
  • 7-8 p.m.: Cocktail social/meet and greet, and Calendar & Book Sales
  • 8-9:30 p.m.: Multimedia presentation by Sharon Green
  • 9:30-10 p.m.: Wrap up, Q&A and Calendar & Book Sales
  • A cash bar will be available throughout the evening (club charges and cash only, no Credit

Green has a reputation as the leading female yachting photographer in the world. For more than three decades she has produced the Ultimate Sailing Calendar – an annual compendium of the top sailboat racing images from venues around the globe. In addition, her skills have been sought by sailing icons such as the late Roy E. Disney; Philippe Kahn, John Kilroy, Dennis Conner, and she has been published in leading periodicals around the globe.

In her quest for dynamic imagery, Green is habitually seen performing dare-devil antics, zipping around the water in a RIB or hanging out of a helicopter to capture world-class events such as the Transpacific Yacht Race, Key West Race Week, San Francisco Big Boat Series, the Admirals Cup, Volvo Round the World – plus eight America’s Cups!

Green will present a slide show set to music, and a talk where she depicts just how she captures some of her incredible images. The show, which has received rave reviews at yacht clubs around the nation, is expected to be a sell-out, so reserve early.

The 2018 Ultimate Sailing Calendar will be available for sale ($25.95) as well as her retrospective coffee table book – 30 Years of Ultimate Sailing – and Green will be available to sign copies.


SHARON GREEN credits Lowell North – the legendary Olympic gold medalist and founder of what would become one of the leading sail lofts in the world – with launching her career as a yachting photographer at the age of 17, when North asked her to shoot and develop sail shape images for Evergreen’s Canada’s Cup campaign. Green’s first front page placement, in The Toronto Star, followed shortly thereafter, and she has never looked back. Since then, Green has photographed eight America’s Cups and countless grand prix regattas, and her inimitable images have appeared in every major yachting publication. “The pursuit of the Ultimate Sailing shot never seems to grow old,” Green says. “Three decades later, I still love the challenge of creating memorable images for my clients and the calendar.”

In recognition of her extraordinary accomplishments in photography, Green was awarded an honorary Masters Degree from the prestigious Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California, where she resides.

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Houston Yacht Club Plans Annual Turkey Day Regatta

October 31st, 2017

hyc Houston Yacht Club Plans Annual Turkey Day RegattaRegistration is now open to race in the annual Houston Yacht Club Turkey Day Regatta  Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19.   The regatta is open to all boats and classes for racing Windward-Leeward or Pursuit.  Prizes are turkeys.  The number will be based on the number of registrants per class. Our annual “Grog” party will follow racing on Saturday.

As part of the Competitors’ Briefing on Friday, Nov. 17, all racers are invited to attend a presentation by HYC Member and Laser Radial Youth Women’s World Champion, Charlotte Rose, who will share her on-the-water racing experiences and upcoming 2017 Youth Sailing World Championship in China later this year.  She has been nominated for the 2017 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year.

The awards ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 20 will feature our chef serving up turkey and trimmings for the racers at the trophy presentation.

See the HYC Web Site for the Notice of Race for the schedule of events.  Boats may enter the Regatta through Regatta Network.

For further information, contact Event Chairmen James Liston or Madonna Breen