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(Fyn Rundt , - Year 2005)



The "race" in 2005 was not a success seen from a photographers point of view, if the purpose was to see the old, beautiful sailing ships under clouds of towering canvas , -  chasing over the ocean - , as they approached the port of Middelfart.
The problem was, that the wind and the sometimes very strong current in Lillebælt was straight against the sailing direction.
It is possible for a sailing ship to enter "the narrows" of Lillebælt under such conditions, - but it takes time -, and since the arrival of the ships was expected at a scheduled time, there was nothing else to do but to surrender, - take down the sails -, and start the engines - - - -
Therefore, - you will NOT see many sail pictures this time, - but please enjoy the hulls and the details - - -
 
 



The fleet approaching from the horizon, - sails already down - - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 
 


Here the "Freia" ahead of all the rest, - being the last ship that stroke her sails - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 
 


Here a close up of "Freia" as she glides past - - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


"Freia" was the fastest ship on this leg of the "race", - and the first to arrive in port - - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)


"Freia" is different from the other schooners.  First of all her paint work does not follow the traditional style, where a schooner hull is usually painted black. Furthermore she differs by being built from steel, instead of having the traditional wooden hull.
But beautiful she is , - indeed - - -
 
 



So are the ships with traditional wooden hulls , - here the beautiful hull lines of the "Mira" - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


- - and here another beauty, - the "Brita Leth" approaching - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


Here the "Mira" again, - towing another participant which apparently has no motor power - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 
 


And one of the 3 masters, - the "Madonna" -, without her "clothes" - -
(Photography by Karsten Petswersen ©)
 
 
 
 


Details of "Madonna" , - as she glides past - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


"Mira" again , - in front under a magnificent sky - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


Late afternoon,- and finally in port - -
Here the smaller ships moored within the sheltered old port of Middelfart - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 
 


- and here the bigger ones at the open pier - - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


Wonderful deck details - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


More wonderful details - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


- and a forest of masts.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 

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