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Sailing rigs on the Geneva Lake
« on: August 23, 2016, 18:28:59 »
The Geneva Lake hosts approximately 100 old sailing rigs which are cherished by their owners; a fair percentage are over 100 years now. Despite that these "wind cathedrals" are relatively fragile, expensive and time consuming to maintain; around 30 of these go out every fortnight for a race.


1 - Calypso - 3 tonner class (Godinet rating) - 1911 - owner: Musée de la Marine (Paris)
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Re: Sailing rigs on the Geneva Lake
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 18:30:22 »
Interesting indeed - and cool photo!
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2016, 18:47:43 »
Thank you Elsa  :)


2 - Calypso


3 - Calypso


4 - Calypso


Calypso - 5

All pictures taken with Nikon D5 and Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6
"Old Rig Challenge" organized by La Licorne (Nernier - 74 France) - August 20-21, 2016
There a few pictures dating from 2014: same lens but D4s body.
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Re: Sailing rigs on the Geneva Lake
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2016, 19:02:33 »
Beautiful photos of beautiful boats!

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Re: Sailing rigs on the Geneva Lake
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2016, 19:32:12 »
Thank you Peter  :)

Here another one: Phoebus, also a 3 tonner (Godinet rating) launched in 1903 i.e. a 113 year "young" lady. This one belongs to the Musée du Léman in Nyon (CH):


6 - Phoebus

These boats are very labor intensive and need big (and athletic) crews:

7 - Phoebus

From time to time, you have to rely more on gravity rather than muscle...

8 - Phoebus
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2016, 23:58:12 »
the guy in #3 looks like Robert de Niro!
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2016, 00:02:22 »
the guy in #3 looks like Robert de Niro!

I will tell him when I meet him next time  :D Thank you for visiting my thread  :)
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2016, 00:06:12 »
I visit any of your threads but I do not always understand your pictures. If confused I do not write "I am confused" but refrain from writing.
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Re: Sailing rigs on the Geneva Lake
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2016, 00:53:43 »
Hello Frank, what do you mean by "I do not always understand your pictures" ?  :) If you have a question, please ask.
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2016, 11:33:03 »
great pictures showing these jewels in work
and as well of relaxed crews enjoying it
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2016, 13:25:20 »
Hello Frank, what do you mean by "I do not always understand your pictures" ?  :) If you have a question, please ask.

I mean I cannot connect to them, relate to them, which is not a rational reaction, but an emotional one. A reaction that cannot be resolved by q&a.

E.g. cars are not my friends but more of an annoyance to my existence, sometimes a necessity to use, because the world is constructed in such a way (which I disregard and are actively working to change).

So: If a car photo wants to receive a comment from me it has to be absolutely smashing phantastic extraordinary (same goes for naked people in photos or fashion). And I am spoiled completely because one of my best friends is a high ranking graphics professional at Ford. So I see the footage of really expensive international car shooters all the time (although I would prefer not to, but he is my friend and likes to show me his work).

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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2016, 16:48:17 »
Awesome boats, really nice shots

I mean I cannot connect to them, relate to them, which is not a rational reaction, but an emotional one. A reaction that cannot be resolved by q&a.

E.g. cars are not my friends but more of an annoyance to my existence, sometimes a necessity to use, because the world is constructed in such a way (which I disregard and are actively working to change).

So: If a car photo wants to receive a comment from me it has to be absolutely smashing phantastic extraordinary (same goes for naked people in photos or fashion). And I am spoiled completely because one of my best friends is a high ranking graphics professional at Ford. So I see the footage of really expensive international car shooters all the time (although I would prefer not to, but he is my friend and likes to show me his work).
Frank, now I'm confused ... what do cars have to do with boats ?
Have you been on a sailing boat ? I have only twice in my life and found it quite enjoyable, to be moved by the wind, no engines
an exhilarating feeling, to be on a fragile structure, that leans sometimes heavily towards the water surface, to see it and feel it ride the wave

but that is me, I like transportation in general, from roller skates, bikes, cars, trains, airplanes, and boats :)
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Re: Sailing rigs on the Geneva Lake
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2016, 17:38:43 »
And here with Calliope, another 2 tonner (Godinet rating), 1907 vintage, build by the Italian shipyard Costaguta:


9 - Calliope


10 - Calliope


11 - Calliope
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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2016, 18:00:21 »
Thomas & Armando, thank you for visiting.

@Frank: First, I come here to admire and share pictures, photo technique, try to learn from the experience from other, etc.; to make it short, to enjoy.  We have all our views; and from time to time, there are subjects, pictures I don't like: in these cases, I simply pass my way.  I find that this forum is not too much the place where a person has to give his philosophical views.  More than once, you shared your vision about cars - inter alia; I think we all got the message (at least I have). Let's enjoy what we have and share in common: photography.  For the rest...  This said, I like most of your pictures.  ;)
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Re: Sailing rigs on the Geneva Lake
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2016, 18:37:38 »
Beautiful captures of beautiful boats! Nice bright pastel colors.
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