GREEK BIREME

The Greek bireme was an oared warship with two rows of oars on each side. It was a revolutionary invention by (possibly the Biotian Greeks since the Trojan War or more probable their settlers, the Erythraeans in Asia Minor in the 8th century B.C.) which doubled the motion force of the ship without increasing its length. This was an important advantage in pirate persecutions and in the ramming of opponents. She was fitted out with a bow ram
Steering was achieved with the two big oars. Place on both sides near the stern. Complementarily, it had a large square sail with many pulleys for its unencumbered handling. During fighting the sail was furled. It usually had 100 oars ("ekatontoros"). Its dimensions reached length 32 and beam 4.80 metres respectively.
Sometimes it had a deck for the protection of the oarsmen and the facile transport of the warriors.

SOURCES: "The History of the Greek Nation, Ekdotiki Athens", "Dellopoulos, The Greek Trireme", "Deligiannis Pericles, Naval History", "Homer, Iliad", "Aelianos Taktikos, Tactic theory".
Vietnam 1986 1d sg988, scott 1686.
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Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:25 pm

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Windsurfing is a water sport invented in the U.K. by Peter Chilvers in 1958 on Hayling Island Hampshire. It is done on a large board with a sail. The sail helps the board change directions. The sport is a combination of surfing and sailing. Windsurfers can travel on either flat or rough water, as long as there is wind. Windsurfing is done a lot in the summer and spring, as are almost all water sports. There are also competitions which can be freestyle or racing around buoys. Windsurfing features in the Olympics.
Windsurfing sails come in many different sizes. The larger the sails are, the more strength is needed to control them but the more power is given to go faster. The different sizes of board affect speed also the thinner the board the faster you will go. They can range in thickness depending on the materials. Another sport similar to surfing or windsurfing is kite surfing. All three of these sports have boards that range in size and price, but all need much practice to be done well. There are many sporting places around the world that people travel to just to go surfing. Some of the best places are in the west coast of the United States, Hawaii, Australia, and Indonesia.
More info on windsurfing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsurfing

Guinea year?, 750f sg?, scott? Cayman Islands 1996 20c sg821, scott719. Cape Verde 1996 10e sg784, scott?
Wallis and Futuna 1988 60f sg537, scott?
New Zealand 1989 40c sg1524, scott?
Mali 2010 1800F sg?, scott?
Greece 2003 4.00 Euro sg?, scott?
North Korea 1992 20ch sg N 3176, scott?

Source: http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsurfing
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Peru 2010 3s00 sg?, scott?
Jersey 1996 31p sg820, scott802.
Dominica 1997 $2 sg2213, scott1912
New Caladonia 1984 83F sg 734, scott?
Grenada Grenadines 1990 $6 sgMS1298, scott1224.
Seychelles 1985 $3 sg 611
Poland 1986 10z sg3055 the stamp shows, Polish Małgorzata Pałasz-Piasecka, world champion windsurfing for women, Tallinn, Estonia in 1985.
Cuba 1992 20c and 50c sg 3738 and 3741, scott 3432 and 3435
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Sweden, 2000, S.G.?, Scott; 2395c.
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Windsurf Board

Grenadines of St. Vincent, 1985, S.G.?, Scott; 484.

Kenya, 1997, S.G.?, Scott; 728.
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Cuba, 1990, S.G.?, Scott; 3233.

Djibouti, 1983, S.G.?, Scott; C176.

Thailand, 1998, S.G.?, Scott; B83.
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Greece 1983, S.G.?, Scott: 1456.

Poland 2003, S.G.?, Scott: 3681.

Guernsey 2005.
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