The Race Is On 06  

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The Race Is On 06
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This is the 6th one of my series 'The Race Is On'. This series shows images taken at the annual 'Van Loon Sailing Event' on the Lake of Veere, Zeeland, The Netherlands, the last time held on July, 2017.

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

Depicted here are the 'Op Hoop van Zeegen' and the 'D'n Bruinen'.

Some details:

The 'Op Hoop van Zeegen' (hoping for the best) with the designator HD-82 (HD stands for Hindeloopen, a small town in the northern part of The Netherlands), is a reconstructed ancient Dutch wooden fishing boat (built in 1894) used on the former Zuiderzee, now IJsselmeer.

The 'D'n Bruinen' (the brown one) with the designator PI-77 (PI stands for Plilippine, a small town in the south western part of The Netherlands, adjacent to the Belgian border), is also a reconstructed ancient Dutch wooden fishing boat (built in 1880) used in the Zeeland waters.


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05/17/18 9:37 AM GMT
Oh, how I would love to sail on these!...

Superb capture again old friend..your photography gets better!

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05/17/18 3:46 PM GMT
These boats are so different than we see today and also so beautiful with the wooden construction and brown sails. Great capture once again Mr. C.
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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus
05/17/18 5:27 PM GMT
"Auf Hoffnung vom Sieg" seems to be leading. Nice shot of the two sailing vessels competing with each other here.
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Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.
05/17/18 5:30 PM GMT
Fine example of beautifully build boats and a real treat to see I'm sure. Great photo.
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05/17/18 10:33 PM GMT
Very well done Mr. C. I agree with Carol about the craftmanship of the boats. tigs=^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
05/18/18 9:44 AM GMT
some of my family have a sailing tradision. very lovely iamge.
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05/18/18 5:28 PM GMT
Good job capturing this history! My family is from this part of the world, so it's nice to see parts of my heritage.
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Long before the white man and long before the wheel, when the dark green forests were too silent to be real. Lightfoot 1967
05/20/18 10:52 AM GMT
Nice capture C very 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
05/21/18 8:35 PM GMT
Gorgeous action shot of these beautiful boats - they look like twins
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05/22/18 5:46 PM GMT
I know very little about sailing smaller craft like these, but isn't the fact that "D'n Bruinen" is coming up from behind mean that she's stealing the wind from "Op Hoop van Zeegen"? Oh... wait a minute... the flags at the tops of the masts indicate the wind is coming in from the left... so there's no theft until 77 passes 82, right? I'm seeing another wake behind these two so there must have been a third craft in your viewfinder shortly before you shot this photo.

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05/24/18 6:09 AM GMT
Great action shot, you are lucky you have races like this.
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