The Race Is On 07  

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Uploaded: 06/02/18 7:02 AM GMT
The Race Is On 07
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This image is taken at the 'Van Loon Sailing 2017 Event', held every year in July on the Lake of Veere, Zeeland, The Netherlands.

To know more about this event, please check-out the narrative of THIS ONE.

Think it's helpful to provide you with some explanation: at regattas the vessels often have to sail several times a 'track'. The start and end of such a track is marked with a buoy. After passing the buoy, one has to sail in the opposite direction. The boat that comes first to the finish (after sailing the determined number of tracks) is not automatically the winner. Because the boats vary in size/shape and have different sail area, first must be determined, after a complicated calculation, who really is the winner.


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06/02/18 8:16 AM GMT
An interesting photo of the race scene. Not much wind but they are doing their best.
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Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.
06/02/18 8:26 AM GMT

immediately S+F'd
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06/02/18 10:39 AM GMT
Interesting picture and narrative C well done.

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The reason why the sun sets in the evening is because it wants to see the sunrise in the morning. I rise in the morning because I want to see them both. RvdB
06/02/18 12:43 AM GMT
Very good capture, and I would think this would be fun to watch, and shoot. tigs=^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
06/02/18 2:15 PM GMT
My grandfather would have loved this, he was an old 'off-shore' sailor, who enjoyed the sea.
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06/02/18 9:42 PM GMT
This is a wonderful scene for all who love sailing Mr. C. with all those different rigs out there.
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06/03/18 12:06 AM GMT
A fine capture Corneius - makes me wish I was out there on the water :)
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06/04/18 7:13 AM GMT
My favorite race, I enjoy watching them.
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06/04/18 1:33 PM GMT
So are the extras on the boats the crew? Relatives? Joyriders? Ballast? ;oP A fun photo, C. I'm supposin' the smaller craft, with less weight to push around, would be the faster vessels.

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06/04/18 6:34 PM GMT
Well now, I wonder who won:)...lots of interest to see here and fabulous clarity when viewing full-screen, particularly the people in that boat in the foreground...great shot, SEA!
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