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Your pictures: Sailing

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image copyrightZara Sumpton
image captionEach week we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week the theme is sailing and we begin with a photo taken by Zara Sumpton.
image copyrightHelen Bailey
image captionHelen Bailey: "Sailing with friends at sunset."
image copyrightJack Henriques
image captionJack Henriques: "I took this photo at around 6am on a blustery day in September 2011. It is my uncle Nick sailing his boat off the coast of Vancouver. It wasn't an easy picture to take due to the movement of the boat and the lighting conditions."
image copyrightMike Taylor
image captionMike Taylor: "Mandalay used to be EF Hutton's 'Hussar IV', and spent its most productive years as a research vessel for the Doherty-Lamont Geophysical Laboratory, at Columbia University."
image copyrightTom Guy
image captionTom Guy: "Cardiff Bay Barrage where the sculpture in the distance is not a sail boat, but was designed to look that way."
image copyrightJu Barnecutt
image captionJu Barnecutt: "Whilst on holiday touring France last year I was lucky to come across a boisterous regatta at the Gulf of Morbihan in southern Brittany."
image copyrightGary Falconer
image captionGary Falconer: "This shot was taken on the banks of the River Tay at Newburgh waterfront. The Newburgh sailing club enjoying a sunset sail."
image copyrightFleur ter Kuile
image captionRosa ter Kuile: "My sister Fleur works on a classic sailing yacht Cambria, built in 1928. She often has to climb the mast and called this photo, 'Friday afternoon at/above the office'."
image copyrightNev Greener
image captionNev Greener: "Not living very close to water, this was the best I could do under the circumstances! A paper boat on a table that looks like water.."
image copyrightGeoff Bailey
image captionAnd finally a photo by Geoff Bailey: "A canine beach enthusiast watching the boats." Next week the theme is Canada and the deadline for your entries is 22 May. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to yourpics@bbc.co.uk. Further details and terms can be found by following the link below this gallery.

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