Photographer's Note

Another picture taken during the race start, at the time when the decreasing light was giving nice colors to the sky: the Brasilian fullrigger Cisne Branco, who I discovered for the first time in Maloy (see here).
To continue with my little comments about riggings, a fullrigger like this one has square sails on all the masts, contrary to a bark who will have fore and aft sails of the mizzen mast. Of course on the last mast, the lower square sail is usually never in place (or exists), because it would break the wind for the main and for sails. What is interesting here is that the main mast has one more sail (6) than the fore mast (5). I also notice that the topgallants seems to be rather large here (they are usually split in two and thus narrower). This leads to a question for which I have no answer: do we have a lower and upper top gallant here, or just a topgallant with one or even two royal. I would need a Brasilian sailor for the answer (or another visit to their website).

PS: I am sure I will get some comments about the fact that the ship is centered here, but keep in mind this one is taken in rather low light with my biggest lens, from a moving deck. So I was more or less shooting in the direction of the target, just hoping the picture will be sharp enough to be kept.

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And a very nice week to all.

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