Photographer's Note

Semanship is something to be learned, not in the books, but at sea and this was the purpose of the training ships. This is still the case for the "real" ones, belonging to Navies or maritime academies. But the purpose of many modern training ships is now different: in our modern society, where comfort and selfishness are ruling, the idea is probably to give those who sail on them a different philosophy: hard work, team spirit and possibly courage. I think this one is a good illustration of this tentative to transmit the traditional maritime values from one generation to another: Tom Harding, 64, bossman of Asgard II, with a young Irish trainee tying a sail on a yard.

This is why I will post another picture in workshop: back on the deck, the young trainees share their impressions. They have done it, what else to say...

A very nice Sunday to all.

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Additional Photos by Emmanuel LE CLERCQ (emjleclercq) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2013 W: 62 N: 3116] (15778)
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