Saturday, June 13, 2015

Perle di Livorno

Sailboat Ondalunga, porto di Livorno
The “Perle di Livorno” (Pearls of Livorno) are the three islands of the Tuscan Archipelago within the province of Livorno: Gorgona, Capraia and Elba. It is also the name of a race where the sailboats touch the three islands before coming back to Livorno. The winner of the third edition was my friend Roberto with his “Ondalunga”.

See also: Ondalunga - Gorgona
External links: Tuscan Archipelago (Wikipedia)
- Via col vento, trionfa l’Ondalunga di Cestari (Il Tirreno, in Italian)
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19 comments:

Revrunner said...

I wonder what constitutes a "touch"?

VP said...

Revrunner - Going around a buoy in the vicinity of the island?

Jack said...

Congratulations, Roberto. (I know absolutely nothing about sailing.)

Revrunner said...

Ah, thanks! I had visions of crew members jumping overboard to "touch" the island and then jumping back in again to head off to the next one. :-)

Dina said...

Mazal tov to Roberto and crew. And to the photographer.

VP said...

Dina - The photo was not taken during the actual race, but last April just outside the port.

Stefan Jansson said...

Congrats to your buddy!

Lowell said...

What a beautiful photograph. Sounds like an exciting race to win. Kudos to your friend, Roberto!

Halcyon said...

Congrats to Roberto. Must be exciting out there!

Birdman said...

Good show Roberto! Looks like it was a mighty fine day to be on the aqua.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful!

William Kendall said...

Good for Roberto, and a terrific shot!

RedPat said...

Love this shot! Hurray for Roberto!

cieldequimper said...

Well done both Roberto and you for this magnificent photo. Any chance of a ride????

Randy said...

Nice looking sailboat.

Dina said...

April, ah. I wondered why they were all bundled up with coats.

EG CameraGirl said...

Your friend Roberto must have been very happy about his win!

orvokki said...

Wonderful image !

José Mendonça said...

Great capture!