Ways to find the photos:
1. Use the search box ('search entire website')
If it's a shot from a regatta or racing event:
for dinghies, enter the boat's class followed by the sail number (eg, Dart 1234, Flying Fifteen 2345, AB 123). Otherwise just enter the class, but you might get quite a lot from several events!
for cruisers, try the boat's name, class or sail number (eg, Smoky Joe, Beneteau First 31.7, GBR 4321).
If it's another sort of shot - a sailing yacht or motorboat in the bay, for example - use the 'search entire website' box and enter the design class or the boat's name or sail number (eg, Maxi 1050, Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 29.2, Dehler 34, Mary Jane III, Chopsticks, GBR 7615). I index boats by whatever information I can see at the time, so it might be class, name and sail number or just one of these.
2. To narrow the choice, or if the above doesn't work
Go to the appropriate gallery pages using the menu on the left-hand side of the home page - recent regattas for racing events (then choose the year and event); A-Z of cruising yachts for general shots of sailing yachts; motor boats and RIBs for powered craft, etc. Then use the 'search this gallery' box in the same way as described above.
I have recently started indexing shots according to the date on which they were taken, so you can also try entering the date code: YYYYMMDD (so 23rd August 2009 is 20090823).
Many of the shots are indexed according to location or event or using descriptive key words - so, for example, Poole Haven, Needles or lifeboat can be entered in the search box.
3. If the photos still haven't appeared, please don't give up!
There might be an error in my indexing, or it's possible that I haven't uploaded them yet. Get in touch and I'll help.