For the 6th anniversary of the Pacific arts in Rarotonga, Penrhyn issued three stamps in 1992 which shows native crafts.

$1.15 shows a “vaka tou’ua” viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16484&p=19448&hilit=waka+tou%27ua#p19448

$1.75 Shows a sail of a pirogue, but I can’t make out the type of the canoe.

$1.95 Shows a “vaka taurua” see: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13389&p=14799&hilit=taurua#p14799

The poster on the left side of the stamps shows a “wa’a kaulua” viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16492

Penrhyn Island 1992 $1.15/1.95 sg 466/68, scott 405/07

ILE DE RÉ cable ship

Wallis & Futuna issued in 2018 a se-tenant stamp to celebrate the addition of Wallis & Futuna Islands and the Island of Fiji to the Tui-Samoa Cable System which will bring high speed broadband internet to the island. The cable was laid with funding of the EU.

The cable vessel which is not so good visible on the stamp is the French cable vessel ILE DE RÉ who laid the cable to the island.

Wallis & Futuna 2018 95f sg?, scott?


Bulgaria issued one miniature sheet in 2018 that 1300 years ago Khan Tervel (675-721) made his victory over the Arab Army.
In the border of the sheet is depict a medieval type vessel, at that time the Byzantine navy used mostly “dromon” as warship, and the vessel depict is a dromon.

The “dromon” ruled over the eastern Mediterranean until the fall of Constantinople and was the most famous warship of the Byzantine navy. It was a large fast galley in general a birime of the fleet of the Eastern Roman Empire from 800 to 1300 AD.
Two of three rowers by oar, and was propelled by 80 oars, rowed by up to 240 rowers, and carried 80 soldiers.
The largest had dimensions of length 70 metres, beam 7 metres.

Source Internet.
Bulgaria 2018 2.00L sgMS?, scott?

100th of Bulgarian Naval Aviation

Bulgaria issued in 2017 one stamp for the 100th years Bulgarian Naval Aviation, which shows us a helicopter with on the right a naval vessel.
By looking at the Bulgarian navy ships photos not one ship did look the same as on the stamp.

I found that the Bulgarian Government did have plans to buy or build a new type of corvette based on the plans of the French Gowind class corvette . Comparing this with the ship on the stamp, the hull is the same only she has two masts which is not visible on the photo.

Bulgaria 2017 0.65L. sg?, scott?

Loick Peyron and his "Fujicolor"

Loïck Peyron, born 1 December 1959 in Nantes, is a French yachtsman, younger brother of the yachtsman Bruno Peyron.
He is particularly famous for winning many races in the 1990s on board his trimaran Fujicolor.
Among his notable achievements, he won the ORMA Championship four times in 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2002, the STAR transatlatic race three times, the transat Jacques Vabre twice and won the Jules Verne Trophy in 2012.
After Benjamin de Rothschild gave him control of the Gitana Team in April 2006, the team built Gitana Eighty, a 60 feet monohull, launched in July 2007 with which Loick Peyron won the Transat.[1] On 9 December 2008, he began his participation in the 2008-2009 Vendée Globe with Gitana Eighty. After having led the race for 16 days, Gitana Eighty's mast broke.
In 2010, Peyron sailed in the 33rd America's Cup as part of the Alinghi Team, in the roles of 'floater' in race 1 and relief helmsman in race 2. Alinghi were defeated by the American challenger BMW Oracle Racing. In early 2012 he won the Jules Verne Trophy in a time of 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes 53 seconds, breaking Franck Cammas previous record by 2 days.
In late 2012 he was asked to join Artemis Racing, Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup, as one of the helmsmen. He brings a great amount of knowledge and expertise of multihulls to the campaign.
In November 2014, he won the Route du Rhum single-handed transat on Banque Populaire VII maxi trimaran. He set the new record, travelling from Brittany to Guadeloupe in 7 days 15 hours 8 minutes and 32 seconds (22.93 kts average speed) and beating Lionel Lemonchois 2006 record by 2h 10mn 34s.
In May 2016, he entered the Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race aboard Pen Duick II, the boat sailed by Éric Tabarly to win this very race in 1964. Other achievements of Loïck Peyron in racing see:
Guinee 2006;20 000fg.

Bruno Peyron and his «Orange II»

Bruno Peyron, in full Bruno Tristan Peyron, (born November 10, 1955, Angers, France), French yachtsman who set a number of sailing records and was a three-time winner (1993, 2002, 2005) of the Jules Verne Trophy for the fastest trip around the world under sail.
Peyron, who was the oldest of two nautical world-champion brothers, was raised in La Baule in southern Brittany’s Loire Valley. As a young child, he fell in love with the ocean when his father and mentor, an oil-tanker captain, taught him to sail. As a teenager, Peyron began pursuing a lifelong goal: “to break every speed record on all the oceans of the world.” He soon matured into a regularly honoured sailor on the international offshore multihull racing circuit.
Peyron successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean 27 times, 11 of them solo. In 1987 he was awarded France’s equivalent of Athlete of the Year, and from that time he ranked as the top Formula One (boats longer than 21 metres [70 feet]) skipper. During 1987, while racing only against his brother, he set his first record for sailing single-handedly across the Atlantic from New York to England—11 days 11 hours 46 minutes. He improved that solo record with a transatlantic voyage of less than 10 days in July 1992.
During this time Peyron was also focusing on Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days (1872), in which the fictional Phileas Fogg traveled the globe by train, boat, and elephant. In 1990 Peyron joined the Association Tour du Monde en 80 Jours, a confederation of 15 sailors whose goal was to reenact the voyage with the use of modern technology. In 1993 Peyron and his four-man crew challenged Fogg’s seemingly unattainable record on the high seas. On January 31 they set out aboard the high-tech, sail-powered, 26-metre (86-foot) Commodore Explorer, the world’s largest catamaran. Over the next several months, Peyron and crew survived turbulent storms, glacial and gale-force winds, 19-metre (65-foot) waves, a near capsize, crew members washed overboard, and, on the 70th day, a collision with two sperm whales—the second time a hull on the vessel was damaged. As Commodore sailed, Peyron added more speed records to the history books—9 days to the Equator, 23 days to South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope, 33 days to Australia’s Cape Leeuwin, and 53 days to South America’s Cape Horn—and covered a historic 507 miles (816 km) in a 24-hour run to complete the legendary voyage. Without stopping or receiving outside assistance, Peyron journeyed more than 27,000 nautical miles, averaging 21.12 knots. On April 20, 1993, Peyron and his crew completed the race, in a time of 79 days, 6 hours, and 15 minutes, to win the newly created Jules Verne Trophy. Their time shattered the previous circumnavigation sailing record of 109 days set in 1990.
Peyron won his second Jules Verne Trophy in 2002, when he and a crew of 13 aboard the catamaran Orange finished the race in 64 days, 8 hours, and 37 minutes. Three years later he set another record as he and the crew of the Orange II circumnavigated the globe in 50 days, 16 hours, and 20 minutes.
Written by: Beverly E. Sorkin

Guinee 2006;15 000fg. Source:

Marc Pajot a French sailor

Marc Pajot (born 21 September 1953 in La Baule) is a French sailor.
Noted for winning the Silver medal at the 1972 Olympics at 19 with is older brother Yves.
In 1973Marc Pajot sets out to conquer the oceans under the wing of Eric Tabarly and crosses the Cap Horn at the age of 20 during the first team race around the world, the Whitbread (See Volvo Ocean Race).
He is 5 times world champion and 7 times French Champion, winner of the cross-Atlantic Route du Rhum, twice semi-finalist representing France at the America’s Cup as a Project Manager and Skipper, he has been representing French sailing achievement around the world.
He sets the professional standards for high seas regattas by promoting his sponsors, amongst which Paul Ricard and Elf Aquitaine with whom he will lead on to accomplish extraordinary performances.
He takes the 2nd place in 1979 at the double handed transatlantic race Lorient-Burmuda-Lorient with the hydrofoil Paul Ricard. His Elf Aquitaine catamarans – will enable him to accomplish a series of performances between 1980 and 1983: Winner La Baule Dakar race 1980. Atlantic record holder in 1981. Winner singlehanded race Route du Rhum 1982. Marc Pajot has so far crossed 15 times the Atlantic Ocean as a skipper, crew member, or single handed. During those 25 years of competitions, Marc Pajot has managed and overseen the conception and creation of over 15 boats from 45 to 100 ft. Member of French Maritime Academy, the French Yacht Club, and the Monaco Yacht Club he is now settled in Cannes, Côte d’Azur, running a Yacht Selection activity and a consulting activity in marina landscaping.
Centrafricaine 1961;50f;Sg780.

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