The world of sailing lost one of its best photographers when Alastair Black passed away in Cowes two weeks ago.
Born in Campbeltown, Scotland in 1927, he qualified as a dental surgeon in Glasgow and married his actress wife Elna. They moved down to England where by 1960 Alastair ran successful dental practices in Lee-on-Solent, on the coast opposite the Isle of Wight. Alastair played tennis (Elna was a fanatic), swam (he was an immensely strong swimmer), and took up sailing in first an Albacore, then a 505.
By his late 40s Alastair decided he had spent enough years peering into people’s mouths, and chose instead to make a big switch, to take up marine photography professio…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Eight Bells: Alastair Black, Assoc Editor