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2010-07-14 - Tall Ships' Races 2010, Day 2 - Race starts | by Alexandru Stanoi
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2010-07-14 - Tall Ships' Races 2010, Day 2 - Race starts

We woke up early and had breakfast, then we were waiting for the race to start. The wind was not favorable, and the race was delayed for a few hours. All the ships were waiting around the starting line (in the picture).

 

Around 19:00 the Captain gave the order to raise all sails and the race was on!

 

We went to sleep under the smooth movement of the ship going from side to side.

 

Around 22:45 the alarm sounds! "All hands on deck!" We were in the middle of a squall (big storm) with rain, thunders and lightning. The Captain needed everybody on deck to lower some sails. After some time the waters were more calm and we went back to sleep. Later we found out that this storm hit Europe quite badly.

 

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Taken on July 14, 2010