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Bernard Rubinstein

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Baryta Hahnemühle 315g
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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.

In Plymouth, in the basin of Millbay docks, Bernard Moitessier completes work on its steel ketch of 12 meters, Joshua. Like his friend, Loick Fougeron on Captain Brown, he is preparing to embark on the round the world solo race, the Golden Globe, organized by the Sunday Times.

The photographer did not ask Bernard for a picture. He distrusted the media. He just caught this image of  Moitessier in the cockpit.

In Plymouth, time is short. The initial deadline was set by the organizers at October 30th. On August 28th, in the general indifference, Bernard and Loïck leave Plymouth for a race that will prove punctuated by tragedies but still won by Robin Knox-Johnston on his ketch Suhaili. Bernard, once at Cape Horn, 5th of February 1969, makes a landmark decision. He continues its course eastward to cross again the Indian Ocean and then the Pacific before heading to Tahiti.

A legend was born.

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Moitessier 1 - Bernard Rubinstein

Moitessier 1 - Bernard Rubinstein

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