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Title: AUSTRALIA, 1977

Accession Number: 1984.
Type: color slide ( 35mm only)
Maker: Rosenfeld and Sons
Place: USA, RI, Newport
Date: 1977
Materials: plastic mount
Description: 35 mm re-mounted color slide taken by Rosenfeld and Sons in Newport, RI, 1977. Aerial view of the 12 meter sloop AUSTRALIA (KA 5) under sail downwind, flying her spinnaker. Full view of vessel's green deck and crew of 11, seen in yellow foul weather gear. She was an Australian America's Cup challenger in 1977 and 1980. Modified by by Valentijn for the 1980 America's Cup challenge, then bought in September 1980 by Peter de Savary and raced in the America's Cup trials of 1983.

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