Saturday, September 20, 2008

It's Regatta Season in Charleston

The big fun for non regatta sport fans is to take a ride with
this high speed boat



Spinnakers in many colors are gliding by the Ravanel-Bridge


A breezy sea and Charlestons pretty skyline in the background


It looks for me more like a chaotic sailing than something organized I'm used to see in regattas - I believe, it must have been just the training turn


And why the *heck* is this private yacht searching his way between all those sailing boats? There was enough space all around the boats. Click in the picture to see closer that for me pretty dangerous looking situation.


But after all, it was a great and colorful sports event in front of a wonderful background: The Ravanel Bridge of Charleston. I love regattas!

8 comments:

Peter (Worldman): said...

This reminds me of the "Bol d'Or" regatta on Lake Geneva. But we don't have such a beautiful bridge. But we have the "Jet d'Eau".

Susanne49 said...

Ja, die weltberuehmte "Jet d'Eau", das Wahrzeichen von Genf...:-) Bin noch nie in Genf gewesen, kannst du dir das vorstellen? Bis Lausanne habe ich es mehrmals geschafft, aber nie weiter.

Danke fuer den Kommentar, Peter!

Peter (Worldman): said...

Lausanne ist schöner als Genf. Speziell Ouchy. Und jetzt haben die das erste Metro der Schweiz!!

Susanne49 said...

Na super! Der erste Schritt zur Weltstadt, Bravo! Sie schafften es noch vor Zurich, Chapeau!

Carole said...

wonderful pictures Sue i love watching sailing Boats. That Yacht was very close and very dangerous. Are they blind..

Susanne49 said...

Hi Carol, thanks for commenting. I think it was more a "power game" between that yacht and the boats...

Anna said...

Susanne very nice collection, oh I can see blue and red together this time, lol. Anna :)

Susanne49 said...

Blue and red... and green pretty soon too...LOL...

Thanks Anna!

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