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Silly Tuesday washing blues

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 10 August 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

The Tall Ships' Races are an internationally acclaimed annual competition organised by Sail Training International and held every summer in European waters. Each year between 70 and 100 vessels from 15-20 countries, crewed by some 5-6,000 young people from over 30 countries worldwide take part in this unique event that combines four days of activities in each port with racing or cruising-in-company between ports. The main aim of the event is to provide an opportunity for young people to develop their personal skills in a challenging and memorable sail-training environment and hence at least 50% of a Tall Ship's crew must be aged 15-25.

It should be pretty obvious from the pennants and signal flags that this boat was crewed by young ladies!

PENTAX K100D 1/90 second F/8.0 ISO 200 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Obviously in distress !

10 Aug 2010 5:53am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Great spot!

10 Aug 2010 6:10am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I think the signal flags read..Emergency...send...more ...shampoo!.Lovely shot!

10 Aug 2010 7:45am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Well seen !

10 Aug 2010 8:03am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A gorgeous event ! I also had the opportunity to attend the Tall Ships Races this year here in Antwerp, I'll post the photos in a while. Great and funny capture here Curly, I like the details. Have a nice day :)

10 Aug 2010 9:03am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

My eye is particularly drawn to the skimpy one in centre shot. Do we get to see it filled :)

10 Aug 2010 9:07am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

ROFL....I don't think they are distress signals at all. Most probably a warm welcome and invitation to "come on down boys..." Well seen and captured Curly! ;-)

10 Aug 2010 11:42am

Robbie from Houston, United States

Looks like a good time!

10 Aug 2010 3:26pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

Hee hee hee...love the laundry on th line :) Funny...nice detail and color

10 Aug 2010 3:46pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

eheh, well spotted!

10 Aug 2010 7:10pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

lovely pov. nice to hang around here, eh?

10 Aug 2010 10:55pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

great catch......wonderful observation on your part !!! hope it didn't pain you......

11 Aug 2010 12:28am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

A great shot and this may not be a bad crew to join!

11 Aug 2010 4:59am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Great capture!

14 Aug 2010 12:15pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Home sweet home when you live on board...nice shot...

21 Aug 2010 4:29am

PENTAX K100D
1/90 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
82 mm (35mm equiv.)

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