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The "Race" Round Fyn - 2008


The "race" "Fyn Rundt", - Round Fyn -, 2008 was quite good seen from a photographer's point of view - - - -
Just one small thing:
This year the ships would not stop in Middelfart, but due to some pressure from the city of Fredericia, the team behind the "race" decided that it was OK to go to Fredericia this year although Fredericia is NOT on island Fyn, but placed opposite Lillebælt on the Jutland side of the water.
The arrival was scheduled to 16:00, and although the ships are usually late, - sometimes even VERY late -, I did not want to take any chances and showed up one hour earlier on a hill above Lillebælt in order to witness the approach of the magnificent fleet of old sailing ships.

However, - when I reached my position, I saw that some ships were already arriving, and naturally I thought that it must have been the first ships entering port, - but in fact it showed up to be the very last ships in the fleet.
In other words:  I missed most of the show!

However, - I did manage to get a few shots of the last ships as they approached, and the first 8 pictures on this page are from the arrival to Lillebælt on July 22. 2008.

Please enjoy - - -  :-)
 
 


Schooner "Martha"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


Schooner "Fylla"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


Schooners "Johanne" and "Martha"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


Schooner "Johanne"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


Steel hulled schooner "Freia"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


 "Anna Elise"
- originally built as a North Sea fishing boat -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


"Havet"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


Steel Schooner "Freia"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)





The next morning, - July 23. 2008 -, when the ships departed "The Narrows" of Lillebælt, I was NOT late, but took my faithful fast going boat "Wobbegong" out to sea in order to intercept the old-timers as they lined up for start of the next leg of the "race" - - - -
And this time I had good luck!
Good time, - good weather conditions, - good light, - and motives that can only be described as a photographers dream, - a magnificent fleet of some of the World's last remaining original old sailing ships  - - -

Please enjoy - - -  :-)
 
 


Schooner "Freia"
- using her engine under way to the starting position -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


"Elsa Margrethe" and "Aron"
- "Else Margrethe" with most of her sails up, - while "Aron" waits -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


3 mast schooner "Madonna"
- showing her beautiful hull lines on the way to the start position -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


"Madonna"
- stern view of "Madonna" still without her "clothes" -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


The Fleet, - "Fyn Rundt 2008"
- the fleet gathering in Mosvig and preparing for start, which will be marked by a gun shot -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


"Maja"
- arriving fully "clothed", - and ready to go -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


The fleet of the "race" "Fyn Rundt 2008" -
- the ships almost ready for the start signal -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


"Fylla"
- some sail- and rigging details of 3 mast schooner "Fylla" as she glides past -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


Schooner "Martha"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


3 mast schooner "Madonna"
- ready to go -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


"Madonna" and "Martha"
- approaching the start position -
(Photography bu Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


"Madonna"
- in all her glory -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


The fleet
- finally the "race" is on towards the next destination, - the port of Assens -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


3-master "Fylla"
- and here the stern of "Fylla" as she glides past towards Assens -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


3 mast schooner "Amphitrite"
- a special guest visitor to the "race" this year -
- impressive schooner "Amphitrite", built in Gosport, England in 1887, - now under German flag -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


"Vega"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


Pilot schooner "Elbe 5"
- in addition to "Amphitrite" , "Elbe 5" is the second foreign "special guest" to join the "race" this year -
- she is a German schooner built as a pilot boat in Hamburg in 1883 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 

Click  HERE  for page two of the "race" Round Fyn 2008

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