Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Y is for Yard

According to Wikipedia:

A yard is a spar on a mast from which sails are set. It may be constructed of timber, steel, or from more modern materials, like aluminum or carbon fiber. Although some types of fore and aft rigs have yards (see below), the term is usually used to describe the horizontal spars used with square sails. In addition, for some decades after square sails were generally dispensed with, some yards were retained for deploying wireless (radio) aerials and signal flags.
Then I have learned something new today :-)

BTW, The ship with these yards was a usual the barque Statsraad Lehmkuhl.




Today's post is an entry in the FIFTH round of ABC Wednesday, the meme initiated by Denise Nesbitt.

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42 comments:

Pernille said...

Imponerende å se at du er med enda;) Flott disse mastebildene dine! Blir jo nesten misunnelig;)

James said...

Leave it to Rune to come up with a clever "Y" a wonderful pictures.

Sylvia K said...

Have to agree with James! You do come up with the clever letters and your captures are always magnificent and this one is no exception!

Have a great week, Rune!

Sylvia

Malyss said...

It has been a long time since you had not showed this wonderful boat..Great shot for a not so easy letter!

Amy said...

Could that sky be any bluer? Thanks for the info and beautiful pix!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

I'd heard the term "yardarm" before in connection with sailing without really knowing what it was. Now in checking my old dictionary I see that a yardarm is "either end of the yard on a square sail"

Wenche said...

Denne riggen er høg, eit flott syn. Eg bøyer meg i støvet for dei som torer å klatre opp i toppen på desse mastrene. Eg står pent på dekk og tar bilder:-)Flott bilder!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I never saw a real yard arm or yard with ropes and rigging and such. I never got involved too much with the sea. My head and heart were with cowboys and Indians and I wanted to be a cowboy. So I hitchhiked to Arizona and became a cowboy. Those were the days when a real yard might include buzzards floating around circles above a bloated cow head, guts and hide. Another day of rustling with trucks.

Spiderdama said...

Flotte bilder!:-) Jeg fikk lyst på en seiltur nå!

Tunes Photo said...

Flotte bilder - minner om sol og sommer! Likte spesielt godt vinkelen på det første. Det var så fint med de vannrette tauene. Som sikkert har navn...

Anne said...

Ja her gjelder det å trekke i de rette tråder :-)

Roger Owen Green said...

Heard of shipyard, but not this.
Oh, and in some Kate Hepburn movie, she kept talking about the boat being yar, but yard is a new term for me.

Reader Wil said...

This is a great Y! I like sailing boats and especially tall ships.
Thanks for your visit. I agree with you that Charles Aznavour is at his best when he sings French, but I don't like translating them. It is very difficult, besides his English is very charming.

ANNA-LYS said...

Mast-ordontiskt och magnefikt!

Mästerfotografen tittar uppåt
aldrig neråt ;-)

Carol said...

Beautiful shots from that perspective, nice light, and I learned something new.

Dina said...

Glad you didn't post about yard sales. These are so much better. I could look at, and sail on, such ships forever and ever.

photowannabe said...

Wonderful pictures and I never knew theyard definition before. Very interesting.

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Imponerende syn! Går noen kilometer mer rep om bord der.

Mara said...

With all those terms, I've lost the plot a bit: is the yard the horizontal or the vertical mast?
Either way: great Y!

Manang Kim said...

I am not thinking...when I see yard...I thought immediately of backyard or front yard hehe. Thanks for the info.


YOU

Hood Photo Blog said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog to comment. Happy New Year!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Learning something new today...I have to go check out the yards I shot in Norway last spring.

Leslie: said...

Gee, one can learn something new every day - and it's amazing that every one of those ropes does something different! Whew!

Rose said...

Thanks for teaching me something new today--I've heard of the mast before, but never the yard. I'd like to sail off under these blue skies to a warm, tropical island right now:)

amatamari© said...

I love sailing ships, the vessels and all the fleet ...
:-)
Beautiful details and an amazing blue sky!

Paulie said...

Heck, I thought I was going to see yoru back yard filled with snow. . . what a disappointment! I learned something new today tho. . .

Tumblewords: said...

Spectacular photos! A huge amount of craft and talent was used in the pre-tech days. :)

Grace and Bradley said...

Good choice for Y, and learn something about ship rigging.

lynnwiles said...

They look like summer to me.

raf said...

Rune, I had also thought of making the same exact post for my Port Townsend blog today, so now....we'll see :) Would be hard to follow up to your great images of the spars aloft against the bright blue heavens. Spendid post!

All the best to you and yours in the new year!

John said...

Love Tall Ships, something majestic about them.

Kate said...

The sky is an incredible blue! Thanks for the information

Anonymous said...

How com there is no snow on the ship?

Dagrun said...

Ingen over ingen ved siden den flotte Statsraaden. Flotte bilder dette! Gode utsnitt av den.


ps Hvorfor er det ikke snø ja, det må du svare for Rune, du store min;)

Q said...

So very interesting!
I enjoy ABC Wednesday so very much. Not only do I learn about ships and such from all the wonderful posts but I am inspired to investigate my world more.
There is so much to learn.
Happy New Year.
Sherry

RuneE said...

Some people have been concerned about the lack of snow in the photos above. But why should there be? They were shot on August 8 2008... :-)

Dagrun said...

Jeg regner med at du skjønte iråånien i mitt spm. :)

Dimple said...

I learned something also.
When I read the title, I though of the yard (area) around your house. You might call it the garden, I suppose.
Then as I was reading your post, I thought about buying lengths of cloth for sewing, which are usually sold 'by the yard.' That kind of yard is a little shorter than a meter. I wonder if the term for cloth has anything to do with old time sail making...

Sistertex said...

I did NOT know that...well until now. Great 'Y' post...I must try harder on mine, Yours puts mine to shame. :)

Ida said...

Flott fotografert, igjen! :))
Dype blå toner og fine linjer.

Stan Ski said...

Days of sail - they certainly knew how to craft a craft.

Dick said...

I've learned something too, nice shots. The sky is wonderful, I believe the Norwegian skies are the greatest of all.