CONSTELLATION, New York Yacht Club Cruise, 1964
Constellation is racing from New London, CT to Block Island, with Bob Bavier at the helm. Even though sheets are eased, the boat is heeled over, rail down in the nor'easter and Rod Stephens stands on the windward side holding onto the shrouds looking up. A few moments later the mast came crashing down. Photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons during the New York Yacht Club Cruise July 24th, 1964 to August 1st on Buzzards Bay, Rhode Island.