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The "Race" Round Fyn - 2010


 


I am entering a state of panic now, because I realize, that in a couple of weeks the traditional "race" round island Fyn 2011 will take place, - AND NOW, - AFTER ALMOST A YEAR HAS PASSED -,  I HAVE NOT YET FOUND TIME TO ADD SOME PICTURES OF LAST YEARS "RACE"!  Busy,  busy, busy - - -  Time flies - -
But now I have started to do something about it, and hopefully I will work a lot faster with the coming pics from the "race" 2011 - - - -

The "race" that year, - 2010 -, was very different from the previous years "races", since the route around our beautiful island Fyn, this time was performed clockwise instead of the usual counterclockwise tradition.
Reason was, that the old bridge across Lillebælt, - the Little Belt -, had "birthday", - 75 years -, and in order to add some extra spice to the celebrations concerning this anniversary, it was agreed, that the traditional sailing ships this year should approach Middelfart from the south, because that would enable them to pass the bridge with all sails set.
This stunning view would be a suitable "gift" and a great "Happy Birthday" to honor the old bridge with its 75 years in service - - -

Another thing that was not as it usually would be was my normally faithful motor boat.
It needed a new gasoline tank, - a new battery, - and some new gasoline hose sections in order to be in good condition for service.
Not a big deal, but I had been extremely busy with my old sail boat, - hence the motor boat became somewhat neglected. (It's of course fixed now!)
With no fast going boat to intercept and circle the traditional sailing ships, I decided to watch the approach through Lillebælt from a cliff just before the bend with the old bridge, - and Middelfart.
The view from there is excellent, but at that time of the day, the sun would be shining straight into my camera lens, and that might ruin some shots.
However, - when the big day came, there was enough clouds to partly cover the sun, and it was in fact possible to make some decent shots of the ships, - and not only that:  Sometimes the light playing between the clouds and reflecting in the water, created some quite good and beautiful situations in spite of the fact that I had to photograph against the sun.

Please enjoy some of my pictures from the "race" 2011 - - - -
 
 


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"Havet"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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"Havet"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Zar"  (Ex. "Madonna")
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

This beautiful three masted topsail schooner is apparently new to the "race", since no ship by that name had previously joined.
However, - behind the new coat of black paint, she is actually the same as the green painted schooner "Madonna", but since last "race" "Madonna" was sold to a new owner that not only changed her paint work, but also changed her name to "Zar".
 
 


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"Zar"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Zar"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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A group of the ships passing small island Fænø Kalv in the middle of Lillebælt.
In front "Lilla Dan", - then "Elsa margrethe", "Aron", - and behind "Maja"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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"Lilla Dan"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Elsa Margrethe"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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"Aron" and "Maja"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Aron"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 


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"Palnatoke" with "Maja" in the background.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Anna Møller"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Brita Leth"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Emanuel"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Mira"  with  "Fylla" in the background.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Mira"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Hansine"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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Left to right: "Hjalm" , "Fulton"  and  "Muller"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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Left to right:  "Hjalm" ,  "Muller"  and  "Fulton"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Fulton"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Fulton"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Viking"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 

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