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America's Cup: The Walter Cronkite Report - 1987 in Fremantle
Sat, 7 Sep 2013
Maritime Productions presents another from its video library of America's Cup and other sailing video, available on a rent to view basis.
Revered US broadcaster Walter Cronkite presents his view of the 1987 Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup in Fremantle, Australia.
Arguably the best America's Cup ever staged, the 1987 edition, saw several US teams vying for the right to be the Challenger.
One by one they were eliminated, with the New York Yacht Club not making the Semi-Finals, dashing their hopes of returning the trophy to its former address.
Instead the US hopes rested with two Challengers one from San Francisco and the other from San Diego.
They came up against the first fibreglass 12 metre, KZ-7 which had dominated the Louis Vuitton Cup but was to stumble at the final hurdle.
That left it to Dennis Conner and his Stars and Stripes team to bring the America's Cup back to America.
Walter Cronkite, a veteran newsreader, was the most trusted man in America - he bought his immense presence as a mainstream broadcaster to the sport he loved, sailing, and its greatest prize - the America's Cup.
From the Maritime Production Collection you can revisit that unique occasion in America's Cup, sailing and indeed world sporting history.
To revisit the good times, to hear and see all the great moments and characters of the era - just rent the video.
You can see a free preview below, along with some of the images of the day.
Click here?nid=114129 to go to the Maritime Production's library, or on the banner at the bottom of this story.
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Maritime Production's exhaustive America’s Cup library includes the America3 Foundation Collection of 1992 and 1995 Louis Vuitton & America’s Cup, the exclusive collections of America’s Cup by John Biddle, The Cronkite Report, the Uhl Collection, the archives of the famed Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea, at Mystic, Connecticut, as well as films acquired and produced by America’s Cup aficionado Keating, for over 25 years.
All of this material is now available for the first time in full High Definition (HD), most transferred from the original 16mm and 35mm film to HD by Peter Jackson’s state-of-art Park Road post-production laboratory in Wellington, New Zealand. Park Road’s credits include the 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy, 'The Hobbit', 'King Kong' and 'District 9'.
Much of this material is part of the huge private America’s Cup collection of Mr. William I. Koch, America’s Cup Hall of Famer, who successfully defended the Auld Mug in 1992 with his ground-breaking IACC yacht, America3. Mr. Koch is lending a part of that unique collection to America’s Cup Events Authority for display in the America’s Cup Park throughout the 2013 America’s Cup event in San Francisco.
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