Images of a Big Island

Clouds of Sail

I have previously posted about “Solway Lass” last year but have never been aboard while she is under sail. Yesterday I went out on her for a fundraising daysail which was a great day with great people,live music and good weather.
Having been skipper of ex Racing Maxi-yachts for many years I was interested to see what a Square- rigged sailing vessel was like to be aboard under sail.
Looking around the boat, there are a myriad of lines for sail control and it looked very complicated. In the old days of the clipper ships sailors needed to know where each particular line was and be able to find them in the worst weather and darkest nights. No easy feat!
The biggest difference I found between the modern racing yacht and a traditionally rigged vessel was how quiet and calm the older heavier vessls were. Very peaceful!
This is one of the images I took to try and capture some of the romance of that bygone era.

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11 responses

  1. Pingback: Clouds of Sail (via Island Images Photo Blog) « Realidad Alternativa

  2. Awesome pic mate

    July 18, 2010 at 5:12 pm

  3. True North Mark

    NIce Tim…that works for sure and it does look old worldly!

    July 18, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    • Good on ya Mark, looks like you had fun in Tas.!

      July 19, 2010 at 2:28 pm

  4. Hi Tim,

    That is a great pic and it feels really rustic as well. Great job mate.

    Jamie

    July 19, 2010 at 9:40 am

    • Thanks Jamie, looks like you are fitting in some shooting between your other duties!

      July 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm

  5. Tim, cracker of a shot!

    July 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm

  6. Tony Middleton

    Works well Tim and I enjoyed reading the post as well 🙂

    July 23, 2010 at 8:15 am

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