oil on linen
22″ x 36″- 56 x 91 cm, oil on linen.
The very first time I saw the Velsheda, an original J-class in St.Malo, I was blown away by her beauty. I discovered old photographs where these classic boats would race against each other on the very few occasions this happened. Every time they added more sail so they could go faster than the competition while the keel was not reinforced. They look top heavy and indeed they were. Some capsized.