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Was This the End of an Era?
by New Zealand Marine Artist Jim Bolland


‘BUZZY BEE & FRIENDS’. Oil on Canvas, 67cm X 84cm (26 3/8” X 33”)
©Jim Bolland 2007. Available for purchase, framed or un-framed.

It is surely looking like that America’s Cup #32 was the last time the IACC class will compete for the ‘Auld Mug’.

At last, we had reached the stage when every minute of every race of an America’s Cup regatta was worth watching (and losing a lot of sleep over in the process, if you watched in the southern hemisphere) and the winners ‘Alinghi’ decide that there will be a new, bigger class for the 33rd America’s Cup defense.

But off the water, everything is shaping up just fine in the gossip and fight stakes! The ‘Journo’s’ and Lawyers are smiling as Larry and Ernesto climb into ring and mud-wrestle in their piles of money!


For the complete article, including discussions on New Zealand OK Dinghy Sailors, the International 110 Class, and Sailing Team ‘Mean Machine’ & the Trans Pac 52 class, click here.

Visit Jim's website to see his paintings of the America's Cup as well as Commissioned works he has painted.


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