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The "Race" Round Fyn - 2011


 


This years "race" did not quite turn out as I had hoped for - - - -
Problem?????   NO WIND!  - - - - - and a beautiful , old sailing ship that cannot spread her wings is, - although still very beautiful -, not nearly as beautiful as when all sails are set.

This time I have decided to start out with a few pics of "Nakskov Havn 1", - an old harbour tug built in 1914 -, and although she is obviously not a sailing ship, - but a motor ship -, she is really built from wood, and her job during the "races" is to support the old sailing ships when entering and leaving port.
Especially "Anna Møller" needs some assistance when going alongside since she has no motor to help with the port maneuvers.
Then "Nakskov Havn 1" , - or just "NH 1" -, comes in handy!  She was, - by the way -, in active service as harbour tug in Nakskov until 2001, before she was replaced by a new tug, "Nakskov Havn 2".
Since then she has been maintained and run by a bunch of volunteers, who do a great job of restoring and preserving this almost 100 years old relic.
Now she appears as she looked in 1920.
 
 


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"Nakskov Havn 1"
- here resting in Middelfart "Old Harbour" during the "race" 2011 -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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"Nakskov Havn 1"
- here stand by for assisting approaching schooner "Johanne" -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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"Nakskov Havn 1"
- old harbour tug from 1914 in action -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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"Zar"
- approaching port -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Zar"
- approaching port -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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"Lilla Dan"
- approaching port -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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"Lilla Dan"
- the rigging of a top sail schooner -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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"Schooners "Brita Leth" and "Johanne" approaching port, - with modern tanker "Frank" passing behind.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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Pilot schooner "Elbe 5" alongside the outer pier, - and schooners "Atalanta" and "Fylla" approaching.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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3 mast schooner "Zar" alongside the outer pier at Middelfart's "Old Harbour".
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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3 mast schooner "Zar" alongside the outer pier at Middelfart's "Old Harbour".
Another 3 master, - "Fylla" -, in the background.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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The name plate of "Zar".
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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Crew relaxing onboard "Zar".
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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2 mast schooner "Johanne" safely moored in "Old Harbour"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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Working aloft! Some problem with the rigging of "Elbe 5".
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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Schooner "Aron", - skylight details.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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Schooner "Aron", - deck details.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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Here "Valkyrien", - and outboard the green painted "Grønne Erna", - safely moored inside Middelfart's "Old Harbour".
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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- and here "Muller", - the smallest of them all -, arrives.
(Take note of "NH 1" behind, - eager to assist.)
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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A beautiful trio catching the last rays of the setting sun.
Left to right:  "Grønne Erna" , "Viking" and "Muller".
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 

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