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Waives The Rules

By ketch
Back in 1934 there was a near successful english challenger for the much coveted America's Cup (probably the most outrageous and the most expensive sporting event in the world and I include Formula One).

The racing in the US was close but the english challenger was deemed to have breached the rules of the sailing race and was disqualified.

This led a yachting journalist to come out with the immortal and slightly inflamitory headline:

Brittania Rules The Waves but the US waives The Rules.

Cross pond relations took a nose dive - anyway it all happened a long time ago and we are best of friends again now?

This is my slightly cliched tribute - it is also a reminder that we did get a few good days towards the end of this summer!!

Thanks for looking

Best wishes


Tags: General Transport Americas cup Red ensign 1934 All at sea Sports and action

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helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 8:47PM
Fascinating write up!!
Lovely combination of diagonals here from the sky to the flag and sails.

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photophantom 7 108 3 Philippines
21 Oct 2008 8:54PM
Super shot and composition Robert. Superbly done.
dwarf 8 52 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 9:44PM
nice composition
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
22 Oct 2008 6:25AM
Excellent composition, Robert. Carol
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
22 Oct 2008 7:42AM
Excellent composition
Most impressive
ketch 8 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
22 Oct 2008 8:25PM
Cheers everybody - thank you so much for all your comments

22 Oct 2008 9:07PM
great shot love the flag in the forground
Rach1970 7 14 1 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 9:22PM
Love the composition of this, and the title.
ketch 8 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
23 Oct 2008 1:06PM
Thank you very much Dawn and Rachel appreciated.

Best wishes

Waggie 7 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 5:14PM
Super capture and compo - I like everything about it
Mikelane 8 1 Wales
23 Oct 2008 5:48PM
Excellent composition well done ,regards
MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 6:21PM
Excellent composition and colour
ketch 8 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
23 Oct 2008 6:37PM
Thank you so much Mike, Mavis and Paula - wish the weather was just a bit like this right now (instead of gales and continious rain!)


23 Oct 2008 6:57PM
I saw this the other day and thought it was great love the colours and composition. BTW you got a constructive criticism medal or whatever they are for my image.
ketch 8 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
23 Oct 2008 7:22PM
Cheers Andrew - don't know how I managed to blag another one of those things I got half my critique wrong,,,

Best wishes

7 25 4 England
23 Oct 2008 7:59PM
Very nice composition and depth, great image.
churchill123 11 233 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2008 12:16PM
What great composition. Lovely image
microchip 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2008 7:38PM
Superb composition, and a great title an excellent Image,
26 Oct 2008 9:06AM
A terrific image,well done.
ketch 8 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
26 Oct 2008 4:15PM
Thank you very much Burnsie, Linda, Alan and Dave - much appreciated

markthecat 10 3 England
26 Oct 2008 5:12PM
Nice shot

Thanks for your comments have posted 2 different ones today

ketch 8 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
26 Oct 2008 7:34PM
Cheers Mark
dianah 9 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 12:54PM
Excellent composition the flag in the foreground, I thought it was going to be called Britannia Rules ! This has been so well composed.
exposure Plus
11 3.2k England
10 Nov 2008 9:20PM
A Brilliant Juxposition Robert lovely detail and composition
DPhillips 5 20 South Africa
4 Dec 2010 12:05PM
You love the sea. In that regards please give me some advice on my PF sea shots.

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