Semaine du Golfe 2017 - Morbihan - France

Semaine du Golfe 2017 - Morbihan - France

Postby Col. Chibani on Fri 18 Aug 2017, 10:47 pm

Every other year in May, in the Morbihan Gulf (south of Britanny) takes place the "Semaine du Golfe" (Gulf week) during which classic sailing, rowing & motor boats are invited to navigate accross the Gulf, from harbour to harbour, to play with the tricky tidal streams, to eat oyster and drink wine.
Thanks to the Gulf unique configuration, the public is able to enjoy a close view of the boats from the shore, especially during the 2 parades that open and close the event, featuring more than 1.400 boats from everywhere. Moreover, this year, I was lucky enough to sail among this unique armada.

A few examples (more on my flick gallery) :

First, the endemic sailing boat of the Gulf : the Guépard (Cheetah) build since the 1960's :

ImageDSC_8102 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_8278 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

Other typical Morbihan boats from the 40's, the Sinagots, fishing boats from the village of Séné :

ImageDSC_8425 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

Special guests, like late French sailing legend Eric Tabarly' Pen Duick, designed by William Fife, build in 1898:

ImageDSC_8304 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

La Recouvrance, replica of a 1817 ship :

ImageDSC_7344 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

Enez Koalen, a lobster fishing sloop replica :

ImageDSC_8544 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

An impressive Czeck ship :

ImageDSC_8099 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

And some rowing & motor boats :

ImageDSC_7372 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_8467 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_8220 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_8132 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

A view of the final parade :

ImageDSC_8521 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

PS : for the geeks : Nikon D7100 + Sigma 150-600 Sport (thanks for the watersealing when shooting from a rocking boat !)

Thanks for watching !
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