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Bernard Rubinstein

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Fine Art print
Baryta Hahnemühle 315g
Alu mounted print
Hanging bars
Gap Frame
Black wood
Acrylic print
Aluminium brace

75,00 €

LocationPlymouth, UK
Prints issueLIMITED EDITION 50 prints ONLY
Shooting date5 juin 1968
Original pictureNegative
Bernard Rubinstein
Bernard Rubinstein

In the world of race and sailing, he is Rubi. A nickname he owes to Olivier de Kersauson, his shift companion of the first round the world race aboard Pen Duick VI in 1973. On his return, he changed course and took the opportunity to redouble its Cape Horn on Neptune in 1977. Long gone are the maths.

Prof. left teaching to start a nautical journalist activity. In 40 years of reporting, Bernard Rubinstein touches everything to satisfy his passion: the sea and the boats. Racing or cruising, he first tries them in Neptune Nautisme, Neptune Yachting and Voile Magazine. This is a pretext to sail close with the greatest sailors, from Alain Colas to Eric Tabarly, from Loïck Peyron to Armel Le Cleach through Franck Cammas. To face storms, he spends long periods on the Abeille Flandre and then its successor the tug Abeille Bourbon. Enthusiast about lighthouses, his collection on the subject is unique in France.

Besides, this is the time when these sea sentries were still occupied by guards that he landed on all lighthouses of the Iroise sea with a bonus of an eight days stay in the lighthouse of kings, Cordouan. Today, he can claim in all modesty to have lived since 1976, all departures of Transat, those of Rum and of the Vendée Globe. To have written and photographed hundreds of boats. It would be mistaken to think he could draw a certain vainglory from all that. He is Rubi, just Rubi.

Plymouth bay is totally flat, on June 5, 1968 for the start of the third edition of the English solo Transat. Aboard the monohull Sir Thomas Lipton, 17 meters, led by the english Geoffrey Williams, there's nothing to do. Just waiting for the first puffs that will lead to Newport. The large genoa has been sent. On the back, the blade of the automatic vane is perfectly still.

No one knows that by the time this photo was taken from a motorboat, Geoffrey Williams will enter his name in the history of the Transat by winning the race in 25 days and 10 heures. However, the few journalists of the nautical press present at Plymouth, know all about the presence of a computer aboard Sir Thomas Lipton. A computer - first time ever probably - that will allow Geoffrey Williams to follow the optimum route to Newport. The routing now banned in major solo races.

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Tea Time - Bernard Rubinstein

Tea Time - Bernard Rubinstein

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