Monday, April 18, 2011

Flags and Sails

Foreign navies ensigns, 28th TAN (2011) LivornoA Saturday morning with many flags in the wind for the last race of the J/24 class: the most unusual was probably the one of the PLA Navy (second from the left), while the most famous was surely the flag of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (bottom right).Stella Polare, 28th TAN (2011), LivornoThe “Stella Polare” (Pole Star) of the Italian Navy in full sail.Mexican crew with sombreros, 28th TAN (2011), LivornoA Mexican crew at work with the sails wearing large sombreros!J/24 leaving for the race, 28th TAN (2011), LivornoMany of the boats were able to leave the port in sail.Agusta-Bell AB 212ASW, 28th TAN (2011) LivornoSome lucky guy was taking pictures from a Navy AB 212ASW.

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15 comments:

Traveling Hawk said...

The first photo is appealing with so much color! Also the Mexican boat presents a not so common crew, with those sombreros:)

ρομπερτ said...

What a joyful event it feels to have been.

Please have a good new week.

daily athens

Theanne and Baron said...

I too was impressed with the first and the third photos...color and the unusual always appeal to me!

Farmchick said...

I actually like the second photo! lol

Luis Gomez said...

You have no idea how much I enjoy these images. Thank you!

Kaori said...

The sombreros are fantastic! ;D

Randy said...

I love the photo of the guys in their sombreros.

Jack said...

This all looks very festive. I would have enjoyed being there.

Dina said...

But I'm glad the "lucky" guy in the open door was not you.

The Mexicans with their hats are funny.

Cezar and Léia said...

The first picture with the flags is a real show of colors! Wonderful shots!
Léia

Halcyon said...

A sombrero is probably not a good choice of headwear if there's any wind. But makes for a funny photo!

Birdman said...

Those are lots of photo ops.

JM said...

Great post. The Japanese flag design is my favourite.

joo said...

I love this post, all photos are superb, but my favourite is the fourth one - such a view:)

Steffe said...

I like the fact that the Mexicans decided to go with the sombrero.