4 May 2013

Admiral's Cup 1991

These photos are from the 1991 Admiral's Cup series, which suffered somewhat from a drop in entries with just eight teams competing. It was notable however for the win by the well organised French team, their first victory after many attempts, and was achieved by excellent sailing during the Fastnet race finale where the Corum-sponsored team came back from fourth after the preceding five races to win the series.

Corum Saphir, the French 50 footer which was the top 50 footer in the series and spearheaded France's first Admiral's Cup victory
Wings of Oracle, the Farr designed Two Tonner, sixth overall and sailing for the fourth placed British team
Irving Loube's Farr designed Bravura - top Two Tonner in the series and part of the third placed US team (photo shockwave40blogspot)

Corum Rubis, third overall in the Two Tonner division
Bimblegumbie - part of the last placed Australian team and seventh overall in the Two Tonner division
Cyclone - the last-placed Australian 50 footer
Bravura seen here to windward of Wings of Oracle and Unibank from Denmark

Japan's 50 footer Will (2nd overall) chases the British yacht Juno V (5th) downwind
The Australian One Tonner Shardana II rounds a windward mark (seventh overall)
Cyclone gybes ahead of Denmark's Tuborg and Germany's Container
Bravura chasing Wings of Oracle downwind
Shardana II
Bimblegumbie follows Bravura and Corum Diamante
Wings of Oracle to leeward of Italy's Mandrake and Britain's Juno V

The Dubois designed One Tonner Port Pendennis, second of the One Tonners behind Italy's Brava

1 comment:

  1. I grew up and still live in Cowes, i loved the Admirals Cup so this site is bringing back lots of memorys