The most deadly ocean race in history took place in 1979 when 17 sailors were killed and 23 yachts were sunk or abandoned during the famous Fastnet race. The course started at Cowes England, went down the English Channel, across the Irish Sea, roundeding Fastnet Rock off the southern coast of Ireland, then back to finish at Plymouth England. Of the more than 316 boats to start, only 128 finished.
In this new print, John MeCray portrays the winning yacht, Tenacious, at dawn after the severe storm from the night before subsides. With her boom lashed down Tenacious was able to pole out two jibs on her double-track headstay and with a loose-footed storm main for balance, they flew downwind, taxing helmsman and crew to the limit.
The dissipating storm clouds and the bright dawn symbolize the most savage yacht race of the 20th century.
Lithograph, printed on 100% acid-free paper.
Edition: 650 signed & numbered (50 remarqued), 30 artist's proofs and 150 giclée.
Image Size: 34" x 17.5" Trim Size: 39" x 24.5"