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Eileen Ramsay archive

Eileen Ramsay archive - The work of Eileen Ramsay, 'the Queen of yachting photography' from 1950 to 1970, has been saved for posterity.

This famous sailing archive, which records the explosion in dinghy, small boat sailing and powerboating in Britain after World War II, also includes historic pictures of sailing pioneers from the first Observer Single-handed Transatlantic Races (OSTAR) and the solo voyages of Francis Chichester, Alec Rose and Eric Tabarly.

The pictures are available for reproduction and as display prints . To search the archive, enter either the boat name, sail No, class, event, or negative No in the search box top left. The pictures are available for reproduction and as display prints.Scanning of Eileen's negatives is an ongoing process. Images can be purchased for immediate download, or we can send them via email or FTP.  To view and download images, you must first register for a free  SIGNUP.  You will then receive a verification email. If it does not arrive immediately, check your spam folder. 

You can also locate individual yachts, races, scenes or people via the keyword search box (top left). Boats are listed under boat name, owner/skipper and when known, sail No. Pictures are paid for via Paypal at the time of download. Regular clients can apply for an account and pay for usage only, as per terms agreed.
Click here to apply for an account. Scanning of Eileen's negatives is an ongoing process, and pictures already online, feature in this search programme. If there are no pictures shown, simply quote the negative Nos and we will send you preview pictures to select from

Alternatively, contact PPL and we will happily make a search for you.EMAIL PPL or +44 (0)7768 395719