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Archive 2011 Ostend at Anchor

The sailboat “Astrid” taken with a 100-400mm lens and three pod.

Ostend for is an annual maritime festival in Ostend. The event lasts four days and always takes place at the end of May / beginning of June. Ostend at Anchor was first organized in 2000.
The event takes place in the vicinity of the Ostend station, the Mercatordok, the Montgomerydok, the Vindictivelaan and the Sint-Petrus- & Paulusplein. In addition to a maritime market, Ostend for Anker is primarily a top meeting point for historical ships of all kinds.
The festival was created under the impulse of the city council. Due to the continuous decline of fishing and especially the end of the Regie voor Maritiem Transport in 1997, the Ostend wanted to put more prominence on the maritime map. Ostend at Anchor started modestly in the year 2000. Highlight then was the lifting of the last Icelandic operator Amandine O.129 from the water. Since then this fishing ship has been a museum.
For many years the Grand Turk was the biggest attraction. This three-master was renamed Etoile du Roy in 2010. Other large sailing ships that visited the festival over the years included the Mercedes, Sedov and Kruzenstern.

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Camera Model
Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
25/05/2011 15:53:48
Owner's Name
Shooting Mode
Manual Exposure
Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/400
Av(Aperture Value)
11
Metering Mode Spot Metering
ISO Speed
100
Lens
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Focal Length
220.0mm
Image Size
4368x2912
Image Quality
RAW
Picture Style
Landscape

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