Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
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Re: Beautiful boats:
Nice video, had not seen this one before, I'm sailing on one of the boats in this race
The nice green boat is Sira NOR 33, 8mR
Owned and skipperd by the Norwegian King Harald
More about this boat here.
This text is a bit old - the present King Harald restored the boat and it is now active in use again.
. Small world and lots of sailors looking at this thread
I thought that the boat was called King Harald.
Nice to know that the King is at the helm and what a nice helm, a royal one. Lot's of kings like sailing. The kings of Spain had an yacht and participated in regattas (one of the more famous Spanish races is the "King's cup" (Copa d'el Rey).
Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge: Mahon IX Copa del Rey de Barcos de Época
The last Portuguese king was an avid sailor and conducted a series of Oceanographic voyages (it was also an artist). His boat and one of his drawings:
So I guess we can say that sailing is a noble activity
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