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    Great video Peter. Amazing number of boats!

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    That is amazing! Thanks for the post. Great way to start the day.

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    THAT is a messabout! Damn!

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    Wow! Thanks Peter - beautiful! What's French for lee-oh!?
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    croisson, vino,pastis, pinot,
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    I pray I get to go to this event someday. Their Facebook page is worth a look, too. Just search "Semaine du Golfe" in Facebook.

    Kathy Mansfield has some awesome shots of this event, too: http://www.pbase.com/kathymansfield/morbihan&page=all/


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    there is heaven on earth after all!! i want to be there already!!! thank you for posting this lovely video!
    bernadette

    ps. i had a look at some of the other videos. i see in the "close sailing" video, that the boats all seem to be of one class, and that they have fancy topsails. is this a a peculiarity of that particular class? the topsails look quite good.

    also, how do i save the original clip to my own computer?
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    Right at 1:43 is the shot. Pardon while I de-drool my chin!

    Thank you very much Peter!
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    croisson, vino,pastis, pinot,


    Hmm, I hope your Italian's a bit better than THAT Peter! Sacre bleu!
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    here only the fat lady sings , lee ho
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    Thank God for that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernadette View Post
    there is heaven on earth after all!! i want to be there already!!! thank you for posting this lovely video!
    bernadette

    ps. i had a look at some of the other videos. i see in the "close sailing" video, that the boats all seem to be of one class, and that they have fancy topsails. is this a a peculiarity of that particular class? the topsails look quite good.

    also, how do i save the original clip to my own computer?
    yes, if its the one i think you mean, they are falmouth working boats which are only allowed to trawl fish under sail
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    It's not all excitement, here I am waiting for the tide having run aground near Auray in Morbihan Week 2003



    This was followed by a hair-raising tow from the marshalls to catch up with the fleet. Yes, canoe yawls can plane.

    But the tide there is something else, up to 9kts through 'The Gut', and at the end of the week the fleet poured past Port Blanc with no wind and a lot of swirling tide, boats were oriented every which way, the marshalls in their RIBs knocking them into some sort of order.



    This looks like a fairly calm scene but in fact the small sailing boat between the two larger ones is stuck between the wake of the boat in front and the bow wave of the boat behind. The small rib just behind it is the marshalls trying to ram them out the way to safety!

    The marshalls, by the way, are the CRS, otherwise known as the French Riot Police, an unnecessary precautionary measure as it turned out.

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