Fine art rules the waves – The three-day event saw sailing yachts -- skippered by Olympic and World Championship sailors -- take to the water bearing sails adorned with the work of contemporary artists.
Fine art rules the waves – Other UK-based artists who contributed works included portrait artist Pam Glew (near) and street artist Eine (far).
Fine art rules the waves – Adapting to the unique triangular shape of racing sails and the Dacron material they employ provided a unique challenge for all the artists involved.
Fine art rules the waves – British sculptor David Begbie -- who contributed this piece titled "An Eye for the Buoys" -- said the Fine Art Sails concept constitutes a totally new artistic form.
Fine art rules the waves – A lonely sail adorned with the work of British street-artist, Eine (a.k.a Ben Flynn), skips its way around London's Royal Victoria Dock, branded with the uncompromising slogan "See No Evil." Eine received a famous name-check in 2010 when British prime minister David Cameron gifted one of his paintings to U.S. president Barack Obama while on a state visit.
Fine art rules the waves – British actor and contemporary artist, Goldie -- who has been commissioned to produce artwork for some of the UK's leading bands and musicians in recent years -- created this arresting sail entitled "Lord of the Flies."
Fine art rules the waves – Portrait artist Christian Furr meanwhile -- who in 1995 became the youngest artist to officially paint Queen Elizabeth (aged just 28) -- contributed this colorful, swirling pie