My commission included; 4 Sailing Boat Motifs
'Running Twelves', 'Dueling J's', 'Shamrock-a Lipton Tribute' and 'America-1851' (not shown). The major work is shown to your left:- 'Twelve Meter Cockpit-the Afterguard'
Official License 1983 Defense
Exhibition of my America's Cup Series and the Bronzes from the Sea were held with the Sponsors of the America's Cup Race at the America's Cup International Exposition Building in Newport Rhode Island
Under Official License of the
America's Cup Committee
Bronze on Rosewood
Later remounted on Black Granite for Presentation to Hubert M. Tibbetts, Pres. & CEO of Lipton Tea By the Employees of Lipton Tea.
See presentation photo below
Bronze on Teak
Connecticut & Massachusetts
Presented to Hu Tibbetts President and CEO of the Lipton Tea
The Twelve Meter Cockpit depicts a cut away of a 12 Meter Boat, like the ones raced in the Last Defense of the New York Yacht Club for the famous Silver Ewer. An Ewer being a decorative pitcher. In 1983 after having defended 'The Cup' for 131 years the United States Liberty lost to the Australia II. Both boats competing were 12 Meter Racing Yachts. A craft which had been racing since 1958. The 60 - 70 foot length reduced by about half the Magnificent J's that had sailed before WWII. The 12 Meter's were far more economical to race and so they picked up the challenge for the Cup in 1958 with the 12 Meter.
The men inside the Cockpit sculpture depict the Afterguard:- The Helmsman, Navigator and Tactician.
The work is approximately 5 ft in length overall and over 200 lbs.
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