Spinnaker Release, 1986
color slide (35mm only)PHOTOGRAPHS - 35 MM SLIDES
Rosenfeld, Stanley Z.
Australia, Western Australia, Fremantle
color film; safety film, Kodachrome; plastic mount
overall: 1.5 x 1 mm.
35mm color slide photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on December 9, 1986. Image of 67' Scott Graham, Eric Schlageter, Jim Gretzky, and Duncan MacLane designed, Merrifield-Roberts built 12 meter sloop HEART OF AMERICA (built 1986 in Bristol, RI) and 62' Philippe Briand designed, Alubat built 12 meter sloop FRENCH KISS (built 1985 in Les Sables d'Olonne, France) at Louis Vuitton Cup race off Fremantle, Australia. Visible in image: port bow view of HEART OF AMERICA (US-51) leading FRENCH KISS running before the wind under marconi-rigged mainsails, genoas and spinnakers, the bowmen on both vessels are on the lines to the spinnaker poles, HEART OF AMERICA's bowman is climbing back onto the ship after releasing spinnaker from its pole, the bowman of FRENCH KISS is still out at the end of the pole releasing the spinnaker. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. For more information see: A CENTURY UNDER SAIL, text by Stanley Rosenfeld, p. 268. Handwritten on slide mount: “HEART OF AMERICA / + FRENCH KISS 12-9-86 / 63 / S.L. 8 / #10 / C.U.S.. / P. 268 / CUS / LAB-066-18-14 / S.R. / SLIDE / #7 / 1987 / remounted” and stamped: "© STANLEY ROSENFELD".
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, Stanley Z. Rosenfeld photographer