STI Official Photographer: Valery Vasilevsky
Valery Vasilevsky is a professional journalist, photographer and traveller. He began work as a photo journalist in the Karelian regional newspaper ‘Avangard’ in 1980 and became a Member of the Union of Journalists of Russia (USSR) in 1989. In 1986 he graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of Leningrad University and worked in Murmansk as the chief editor of various regional newspapers. From 2006 he specialised in marine photography and travelled to the Arctic, visiting the North Pole six times. He has held exhibitions in Russia, Germany, Finland and is author of the book ’Sedov’ (published by Paulsen, 2011), as well as several photobooks about sailing regattas. In 2012-2013 he made a 14-month round-the-world voyage on Sedov. He was worked on over 15 sailing ships, including Europa in 2014, when he sailed to Antarctica. In his capacity as Sail Training Internationals official photographer, he is responsible for all photography on the Tall Ships Races and Regattas. He lives with his family in Moscow.
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Online photo library
The Sail Training International online photo library has images from past events – from port images and ships at sea, to photos of the young trainees who sailed on them.
You need to register to browse the collection of hundreds of great images, all available for free download in high resolution. Copyright Sail Training International, unless otherwise indicated.
Go to ‘media registration’ on the left hand side, agree to the terms and conditions, fill in the online form and click ‘register’ You can then browse the library and select and download images.
Please note, it can take up to 24hrs to authorise a new registration.
Other photos and videos
If you are looking for a particular image email: firstname.lastname@example.org – we have thousands more to choose from.
The media centres in each port can also provide photo and video materials in different formats.
A comprehensive image archive of past Tall Ships Races and Regattas can be seen in our photo archives.