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 piece.
Fine art rules the waves – Buoyed by the quality of the artistic submissions, organizers hope the concept will soon be casting off at famous locations around the world, citing interest registered in Moscow, Miami and San Francisco.