Monday, October 6, 2008

Waiting for the Barcolana 08

Yesterday afternoon in the Gulf of Trieste.

For 40 years the Barcolana has been the regatta for everyone. From huge sailing yachts to small boats, from professional yachtsmen and women to the passionate amateur, the regatta is a celebration of the sea and full of competitive spirit. Some of those taking part in the race sail boats which boast the latest marine technology, with ever-larger sails to overcome Trieste’s dead calm and canting keels to fight against the Bora, Trieste’s famous wind. The race will take place for the 40th time this year on 12 October with many events on land and at sea aiming to involve the entire city, guests, competitors and many tourists during a week totally dedicated to sailing, both for young and professional sailors, great champions and beginners.(taken from www.barcolana.it).

9 comments:

Benjamin Madison said...

Excellent photos (especially this last one) and interesting text. I look forward to more.

Welcome to City Daily Photo Blogs!

rob said...

Thanks Benjamin for this positive first (!!) comment!

Jilly said...

Wonderful to see a blog from Trieste. A city I love. And such lovely photographs too. Welcome to the City Daily Photo family, Roberto and Piero.

Jilly
Menton Daily Photo and Monte Carlo Daily Photo.

babooshka said...

What a beautiful sight. Welcome to the cdp. Today is my 200th post.

rob said...

Hello Jilly and Babooska! Thanks for your support. We need it as we are at the beginning of our daily journey!

valeria said...

Hi! Thank you for your kind words on my last post! So there is Trieste among the CDP! Wow! I've always wanted to visit your town. I will begin from your blog!
I worked many years with boats and I know the Barcolana and friends who are very fond of it. Nice to see a post about it.
I have started less than one month ago, so, welcome to CDP!

rob said...

You're welcome Valeria!

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh wow! That is one of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen.

The soft colors are amazing and the clarity is amazing.

What camera did you use to shoot this photo?

BundaWAH said...

Very intereseting photo with nice color. Welcome to CDPB !