Sports, Portraiture, Reportage
Sydney, Australia

Photographer Andrea “Drew of Sydney” Francolini is a well-known sailing photographer.

Now based in Sydney Australia, Andrea was born in Milan Italy, in the early 70’s and was educated in the USA and Switzerland. His freelance career has seen him working on every continent around the world, aided by his fluent English, French and Italian.

Starting his career in the graphic design industry in Europe, in past decade Andrea has specialized in yachting photography. His images are regularly published across Europe and in North America and in recent times heavily in the South Pacific.

Australian Capture Magazine included Andrea in their list of finalists of Top Australian Photographers in the years 2010 and 2009 which is voted by fellow photographers and people in the photographic industry.

He has covered many important sailing racesworldwidee such as the Route du Rhum, the Whitbread Race Around the World, Volvo Ocean Race, Vendee Globe Challenge, Louis Vuitton Cup, the Sydney to Hobart race, Skandia Geelong Race Week, Hamilton Island Race Week and all of Audi’s sailing events in Australia.

He is also the founder of My First School, an Australian charity which has the aim to facilitate education in northern Pakistan. Visit


See a selection of Andrea's outstanding images herewith.


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