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(Ships) Met Beken of Cowes wordt de bekende fotografen-familie Beken uit de Britse stad Cowes bedoeld. Al vanaf het einde van de 19e eeuw fotograferen zij jachten zoals zeilschoeners, stoomjachten en later ook moderne jachten op de Solent in een zo kenmerkende stijl. Vooral hun vroege periode, de door Frank Beken gemaakte monochrome platen vanaf zilvergelatine emulsie-glasplaten zoals Richard Maddox het procedé ontwikkelde.

(Ships) Met Beken of Cowes wordt de bekende fotografen-familie Beken uit de Britse stad Cowes bedoeld. Al vanaf het einde van de 19e eeuw fotograferen zij jachten zoals zeilschoeners, stoomjachten en later ook moderne jachten op de Solent in een zo kenmerkende stijl. Vooral hun vroege periode, de door Frank Beken gemaakte monochrome platen vanaf zilvergelatine emulsie-glasplaten zoals Richard Maddox het procedé ontwikkelde.

The Kaira ice boat is a system of functional frames joined together to work like a sailboat, only it relies on wind-power only to skate along

The Kaira ice boat is a system of functional frames joined together to work like a sailboat, only it relies on wind-power only to skate along

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capngrimbeard: You can nerestudy th’ riggin’ o’ ship classes. Knowin’ ‘t can be th’ difference between livin’ wi’ booty an’ bunkin’ in Davy Jone`s Locker!

“Like a running blaze on a plain, like a flash of lightning in the clouds. We live in the flicker.” ― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

"Elfe II".  Dr Andi Lochbrunner has sailed eights since 1964 starting on "Bayern II" owned by his Club in Lindau. In 1985 Andi acquired his "Elfe II" and has beautifully restored her over the years as well as actively raced her.

Sail Away - "Elfe II". Dr Andi Lochbrunner has sailed eights since 1964 starting on "Bayern II" owned by his Club in Lindau. In 1985 Andi acquired his "Elfe II" and has beautifully restored her over the years as well as actively raced her.

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The Riva yard at Sarnico, where the entire production cycle of series-produced boats is carried out: from sawing the trunks of mahogany to assembling the hull, fitting mechanical parts and finishing off.

Always in style!!!!!

Most Popular Sailor? - John F. "That's the kind of boat I learned to sail in.a New England Cat boat.

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