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Sailboats used by 11-year olds racing in Hua Hin, Thailand

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All laid out

All laid out

Lined up and ready to go

Lined up and ready to go

As I posted a few days ago, I spent a long weekend in Hua Hin,Thailand, a laidback beach resort about three hours south by car from Bangkok.  Although Hua Hin’s development is dizzying in the last five years, it still retains a small town charm.  While there, I happened upon a sailing event that involved several classes of sailboats, from large craft to the small dinghies you see in these photos.

These boats were sailed single-handed by 11 year olds and one had to be impressed with the capabilities of these children with these very tiny craft on open seas.

Photos captured with a Nikon D700 and Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens.

Reflection of a few dinghys

Reflection of a few dinghies

Eleven dinghies

Eleven dinghies

See-saw

See-saw

Getting ready

Getting ready

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Written by leolaksi

August 9, 2009 at 7:00 pm

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