VIM, #US15, leading COLUMBIA, #US16, America's Cup Preliminary Trials, 1958

black-and -white negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, RI, Newport
1958-07-11 - 1958-07-18
safety film, Kodak
overall: 5 x 4 in.

5x4 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons July 11th through the 18th, 1958 off Newport, Rhode Island during the time of the America's Cup Preliminary Trials, also known as the Observation Trials. Image of VIM, in the foreground, leading COLUMBIA during a race. Both vessels have spinnakers set, mainsails running free and show a port bow view. VIM, US #15, was a 70' 12 meter sloop, designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built by Henry B. Nevins, Inc. of City Island, NY in 1939. COLUMBIA was a 69'7" 12 Meter sloop, sail #US16, built for the America's Cup defense in 1958 by Henry B. Nevins, Inc. of City Island, New York from designs by Olin Stephens of Sparkman and Stephens. Stamped neg. sleeve info.: "160110F / CUP TRIALS". Handwritten: "Vim + Columbia". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

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America's Cup Observation Series (1958)

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Yacht racing
12 Meter Class yachts