Event Broadcast sponsors Faces of the Sea

We are delighted to have sponsored the “Faces of the Sea” category of the National Historic Ships Photographic competition. Jon Sullivan and Tracey Clarke both attended the Awards reception on board HQS Wellington on the Thames.


It was good to meet Griff Rhys Jones who handed out the awards to some delighted and surprised recipients. Also interesting to hear his serious plea for more ships to be brought back to the River Thames to allow visitors to experience London as the port it was and is.


Our congratulations go to all the winners and especially the winner of our category  Chrissie Westgate from West Mersea, Essex 

Winner of Faces of the Sea

Winner of Faces of the Sea, “Gerry the boat Gypsy”













Press Release:

 National Historic Ships UK 2015 award winners announced


The winners of National Historic Ships UK’s 2015 photography competition  were revealed at a prestigious awards ceremony yesterday, on board HQS Wellington on London’s Victoria Embankment.  The awards were presented by actor, television presenter and avid traditional boat owner Griff Rhys Jones.


National Historic Ships UK’s (NHS-UK) annual awards ceremony is a celebration of the UK’s maritime heritage and encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with historic vessels through photography, volunteering, or by operating them and encouraging the public to go on board at festivals and events held around the UK coasts, lakes, and rivers.


The accolade of overall winner of the 2015 photography competition was awarded to Alaistair Ramsay from Anstruther, Fife after his image, Reaper passing The Blocks at St Monans, was chosen from over 400 entries to scoop the £1,000 prize awarded by National Historic Ships UK.  This prize will go to a vessel of Alaistair’s choice on the National Register of Historic Vessels.


The competition was strong this year with outstanding entries from a diverse range of entrants.  The judging panel were delighted to see both professional and amateur photographers represented, although to ensure fairness these details are not disclosed when selecting the best photographs.  Commenting on Mr Ramsay’s winning image, judge Steffan Meyric Hughes from Classic Boat magazine, said: “Despite such a tight field in most categories, the overall winner was unanimously chosen for its wonderful composition, great use of monochrome and emotional content.”



The competition has been supported this year by Adlard Coles, Classic Boat, Fat Beehive, International Boatbuilding Training College Portsmouth, Event Broadcast Training Academy, Claudia Myatt, and Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust.






For further press information contact National Historic Ships UK

National Historic Ships UK, Park Row, Greenwich, SE10 9NF  T: 020 8312 8558


Full list of the NHS-UK photography competition winners:


Category A – photographs of a vessel on the National Register of Historic Vessels

Winner – Warrior, by Johnny Black from Fratton, Portsmouth

Highly commended – Duke of Lancaster at sunset, by Ian Clowes from Leek, Staffordshire


Category B – traditional maritime skills in action

Winner – Jibing on Happy Return, by Philippe Saudreau from Plérin, France

Highly commended – The Whaleship, by Rebecca Collis from Frome, Somerset


Category C – Classic Boat favourite: the maritime enthusiast

Winner – Reaper passing The Blocks at St Monans, by Alaistair Ramsay from Anstruther, Fife

Highly commended – ORIOLE, Herreshoff NY 30, during “Les régates Royales” 2014 East wind in front of us, by Jean Francois Canavaggia from Marseille, France


Category D – Faces of the sea

Winner – Gerry the boat gypsy, by Chrissie Westgate from West Mersea, Essex

Highly commended – Mike Barnes, Maidie 1904-2015, by Patricia Barnes from Reedham, Norfolk.


Category E – Young photographer

Winner – HMS President (close up), by Victor Ghose, representing Eaton Square School, London.

Highly commended – The Pier by Megan Turtle, representing Roedean School, Sussex.


National Historic Ships UK’s Photographer 2015

Overall Winner – Reaper passing The Blocks at St Monans, by Alaistair Ramsay from Anstruther, Fife.