HEART OF AMERICA, #US51, leading FRENCH KISS, #F7, Fremantle, Australia, America's Cup Trials, 1986

color slide (35mm only)

Rosenfeld, Stanley Z.
Australia, Western Australia, Western Australia, Fremantle
safety film, Kodachrome; cardboard mount
overall: 1 1/2 x 1 in.

35mm color slide photographed by Stanley Z. Rosenfeld in December of 1986 during the time of the America's Cup Trials off Fremantle, Australia. View of HEART OF AMERICA, #US51, leading FRENCH KISS, #F7, during the trials with both vessels in a good wind with white caps, port bow views. HEART OF AMERICA's crew is working on a sail change with a crewman hanging from the spinnaker pole with the mainsail running free. FRENCH KISS, with her bright red spinnaker looks to be all set. HEART OF AMERICA was an American potential defender. She was a 67'11" sloop co-designed by Scott Graham, Eric Schlageter, Jim Gretzky, and Duncan MacLane and built by Merrifield-Roberts of Bristol, Rhode Island in 1986. FRENCH KISS, sail #F7, a French challenger in the America's Cup Trials in 1987 was a 62' Philippe Briand design built by Alubat of Les Sables d'Olonne, France in 1985. Handwritten info. from mount: "1075% / Pg. 31 / Heart of American / French Kiss / 17 / Southern Boating / January 1987 / cover / 8". Manufacturer's info.: "Kodachrome SLIDE / PROCESSED BY KODAK". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, Stanley Z. Rosenfeld photographer.


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, Stanley Z. Rosenfeld photographer

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America's Cup Trials (1986)

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