The Admiral’s Cup, Corum Saphir and the Fastnet race
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A different kind of gamble.
“Painting is a gamble, all or nothing“, Gauguin.
During the Admiral’s Cup contest at Cowes, Gordon Frickers while sketching at Cowes Week, made the “lucky” choice of “Corum Saphir” as a subject for his next painting.
He sketched and photographed “Corum Saphir” in rough seas from the fore deck of the press boat, then painted her.
A French success. “Corum Saphir” won the Fastnet and lead her team to win the very prestigious team event, the Admiral’s Cup, the first time for France.
The original was bought by Corum at Plymouth after “Corum Saphir” won the renowned Fastnet Race.
Gordon still has his notes, photos and sketches.
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