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Barry Pickthall

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Full name Barry Pickthall
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Watersports including sailing and sub-aqua, Travel Interviews & biographies Photo journalism

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Picture editing, Photography, Radio, Video
URL http://www.pplmedia.com
Media outlets regularly worked for

Yachting (USA), Boat News

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    Last updated 01-10-2016 12:09


    Barry Pickthall won the Whyte & Mackay/YJA Journalist of the Year Award. He is the European Correspondent for ‘Yachting’, the premier powerboat and super yacht magazine in the US. He is also Editor of Boat News and writes profiles for The Times.
    A respected writer and photographer, he has been covering all aspects of the sport for the past 40 years, twenty of them (1978-1998) as Yachting Correspondent to ‘The Times newspaper. He continues to write exclusively for magazines across Europe, South Africa and Australasia.
    Barry moved into writing about yachting after training as a naval architect with the British research institute, The National Physical Laboratories where he specialised in tank testing. This experience has stood him in good stead, giving him the knowledge to comment authoritatively on the technical aspects of yacht design and handling characteristics, as well as the lifestyle that surrounds them.

    Barry also specialises in writing profiles on successful businessmen and women for The Times, and specialist magazines

    He has written 25 textbooks.
    Flyer – The Quest to win the Round the World Race – Stanford Maritime
    The Key Facts Book of Sailing – Collins
    Blue Water Racing – MacMIllan
    To Beat the Clipper Ships – Brown Son & Ferguson
    Around Alone- The BOC Challenge – Robertsbridge
    Ocean Conquest – Little Brown
    The British Marine Industry – A century of development and growth – British Marine Federation
    No Guts – No Glory – Carfax
    German Frers – A Passion for Design – Fernhurst Books
    Faster & Faster - A&C Black
    The Ultimate Guide to Motorboats – Chartwell Books
    Lighthouses of North America – Chartwell Books
    Blue Water Sailing – A&C Black
    Dinghy Sailing - Start to Finish series - Fernhurst Books
    Yachting - Start to Finish series - Fernhurst Books
    Motorboating - Start to Finish series - Fernhurst Books
    Going Foreign - Cruising abroad for the first time - A&C Black
    Buying a Yacht – Adlard Coles
    Buying a Motorboat – A&C Black
    Eileen Ramsay –Queen of sailing photography – Bloomsbury
    Diesel engine handbook – A&C Black
    Outboard engine handbook – A&C Black
    Learning to Navigate – A&C Black
    Rahmi M Koc – The Man, his yachts and the Yard – South Atlantic Publishing

    Barry is also Managing Director of PPL Photo Agency Ltd – the leading watersports photo agency in the world, with more than 3million pictures on file.

    He can be contacted at:
    PPL Ltd, The Studio, Booker’s Yard, The Street, Walberton, Sussex. BN18 0PF England.
    Tel: +44 (0)1243 555561 Fax: +44 (0)1243 555562. E.mail: ppl@mistral.co.uk Web: pplmedia.com