Friday, June 13, 2008

Regatta in Oslofjord - Friday, June 13 - 2008

The most popular Regatta in the Nordic Countries started just after the WW II. With a few boats in an overnight regatta from Oslo (Capital of Norway) to the the beginning of the fiord at the Faerder Light House and returning back to Oslo. A distantance of 2x100 km ( about 130 miles all in all). To Day, it's some miles shorter, in order to let all kinds of sailboats (no use of "motors" alowed") to be able to compete and participate. No matter of professionalisme in the skill of sailing
This year it was about 1200 boats in the race.

On our way back to our Summerhome, I did take some photos, not with my best Camera, but I hope you will have a clue. (This from the inner Oslofjord)
OK, then - it's enlarged here (You'll also see the Hills North of downtown Oslo in the Background)
Even more here. U Z? Can you count how many? They all have to sail during the Night.
Here they are - some of the boats - in the midle of inner Oslofjord- Allready a distance between the best in their class and the leisure sailors

Click to enlarge. It's hundreds heading south out of the fiord

Have a great weekend. Respect and love all your dearest incl cyberfriends.
Again thanks for all kind comments, private letters etc regarding our loss.

hugs to all of you

PS. I still have problems to comment and visit you all. Excuse me for that fact. I'm coming back. Believe me.

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Blogger lime said...

oh that does look like it would be quite a sight to behold! thanks for sharing it.

and whenever you are ready is fine. no need to apologize. do what is good and healthy for you.

June 13, 2008 10:39 pm  
Blogger Susanne49 said...

We had today also a regatta here in Charleston. It seems to be the time for regattas! :-)

Nice photos, TorA.

June 14, 2008 1:44 am  
Blogger Maribeth said...

What a wonderful race and a beautiful place!!!

June 14, 2008 1:45 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

That must have been beautiful to see ! I saw once one on the Garda Lake !

June 14, 2008 1:50 pm  
Anonymous Lifecruiser said...

Such thing is sooo powerful to see. That's a lot of boats! *whistles*

Sporty people one has to admire indeed.

Take your time, we're not giving up on you because of a blog break :-)

((Hugs to both of you))

June 14, 2008 7:12 pm  
Blogger Mar said...

What a lovely sight and great pictures, despite the fact that you didn't use your best camera :)
Love the red sails.
Take care!!!

June 14, 2008 11:23 pm  
Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

The regatta is gorgeous. I'm so glad you had your camera with you, best camera or not. :) I think the pictures are wonderful.

Take your time getting back around. Just know that you are a dear friend.
Big hugs to you and Anna.

June 15, 2008 3:39 am  
Anonymous RennyBA said...

You really have a wonderful view point to this race from your summer home Tor. Great picture showing this exciting race.

As you know I was at the other end of Norway this weekend - thanks for your comments :-)

June 15, 2008 10:22 pm  
Blogger Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I've seen this very thing in the San Francisco Bay. It is indeed a beautiful sight. Have a great day and a big hug to you too. :)

June 16, 2008 1:09 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

This was like a birthday present to me, Tor. I turned 63 that day! You and I are really leading the pack. :)

June 18, 2008 2:21 am  

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