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PPL’s Watersports and Sub Aqua, Coast to Coast Travel, Pictures of Yesteryear and South of England Picture Library are all readily available online. You are free to browse using the simple search routine across all the libraries or browse through individual archives, but users must register in order to download hi.res images


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PPL’s Watersports and sub-aqua library
PPL Photo Agency is the source for Watersports and Sub Aqua pictures
With more than 2 million pictures on file, this is the largest marine photo source in the world. This is where you will find those classic shots of dinghy sailing and racing, cruising, racing and charter scenes, sail and power, as well as diving, sub aqua, surfing, windsurfing and waterskiing,. We also hold an extensive collection of superyachts, yachts and powerboats by name and model type, powerboat racing, and canoeing.
If you are unable to find quite the right picture on-line, call us on +44(0)1243 555561  or email and we will gladly send you a wider selection.

Historic Archives 
Joshua Slocum
Sir Francis Chichester
Sir Alec Rose
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
Sir Chay Blyth
Donald Crowhurst
German Frers - Designer
Jack Holt - Designer and Builder
America’s Cup
Newport Bermuda Race
Whitbread Round the World Race


Ocean Races
Around Alone
Global Challenge
Clipper Ventures
Vendee Globe
Whitbread/Volvo World Race


Major Events
America's Cup
Cowes Week
Fastnet Race
OSTAR singlehanded transatlantic race
Newport Bermuda Race
Olympic Regattas
Sydney Hobart Race
Tall Ship Races

Record breakers
Sailing disasters

Calling all watersports photographers.
We are always looking out to represent new photographers and existing archives.
Click here to download digital photography submission specifications

Historic images.
Let PPL represent your historic archives. We have requirements for early pictures of sailing ships and smaller vessels, both under sail, and in port. These should preferably be in glass plate form, negatives/transparencies or large prints in good condition. Pictures are archived in digital format, so all plates and prints will be returned to you once they have been scanned.

 © Copyright issues.

The copyright of all pictures published in PPL's On-line photo brochure are reserved The copyright of each picture is owned by the photographer and managed by PPL. Pictures published in print or digital form must be credited to [photographer]/PPL Pictures may be downloaded for personal viewing only. Pictures may not be used commercially or posted on web sites or bulletin boards without written permission from PPL Ltd.

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