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Nic Compton
Nic Compton

Photographer /Author. Nic was deputy editor and then editor of Classic Boat from 1996 to 2000. Before that, he spent an idyllic childhood living on boats in the Mediterranean, eventually returning to the UK to complete a degree in English with American & Commonwealth Arts in 1984.


Since leaving Classic Boat he has travelled the world as a freelance writer/photographer, although most of his images up till now have been published under the pseudonym of Nikos. He was editor of the Official Book of the America's Cup Jubilee (Notre Voie, 2002) and has written three books: Sailing Solo (Mitchell Beazley, 2003), Sailboats (Salamander 2003) and The Great Classic Yacht Revival (Mitchell Beazley, 2004).