Little America's Cup gallery - 1

Top French photographer Christian Fevrier gives us his insight on the high performance C-class
Over the next pages we bring you an exceptional and unique gallery of photos of one of the least known, but most extraordinary yachting events in the world. French photo-journalist and historian Christian Fevrier has been covering the Little America's Cup since the 1980s and has recorded not only the racing, but also the incredible technical developments which make the 25ft long C-Class catamarans that contest the Little AC, the most efficient sailing yachts afloat. Christian Fevrier is part of Karren May's BlueGreen photo agency (tel: +44 (0) 1983 292244, email: Read on... Victoria 150 won the Little America's Cup Trophy from the Americans Duncan MacLane and Skip Banks in 1985. The key factor to the success of the Australian challenger was the twin slots used in the Lindsay Cunningham wingmast instead of the single slot used on Patient Lady V. The Australian rig proved faster downwind and equal upwind. McCrae Beach 1987. Two radically different approaches to the wingsail concept. The Hinge, in the foreground had heavy wooden hulls, but used an interesting concept similar to that used on the wings of a DC3 airplane. With not enough money, the boat suffered some breakages and was not a real threat for the Australian defender. 123456789next ›last »