AUSTRALIA, #KA5, and SVERIGE, #S3, circling, 1977/1980

color copy negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, RI, Newport
safety film, Kodachrome; cardboard mount
overall: 5 x 4 in.; image: 4 1/4 x 3 in.

4 1/4 x 3 color copy image on a 5x4 base made by Rosenfeld and Sons from a 35mm color slide. Original image was photographed off Newport in either 1977 or 1980 probably during preliminary trials between the different countries. Aerial view image of AUSTRALIA, #KA5, starboard beam view showing deck, crew working, and spinnaker with mainsail on a reach. To the upper right corner of the image is a partial view of SVERIGE, #S3, port quarter view with deck visible. AUSTRALIA, sail #KA5, a 65' 12 Meter Class sloop, was built for the Australian America's Cup challenge in 1977 by Steven Ward of Australia from co-designers Johan Valentijn and Ben Lexcen in 1977. SVERIGE, sail #S3, a 64' Swedish sloop, a contender for the 1977 America's Cup races was designed by Pelle Peterson in 1977. Neg. sleeve info.: none. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, Stanley Z. Rosenfeld photographer.


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, Stanley Z. Rosenfeld photographer

Related Subjects

Yacht racing
12 Meter Class yachts