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America's Cup: September 26 the day the Cup changed forever

by Sail-World.com/NZ 27 Sep 2019 17:29 PDT 28 September 2019
John Bertrand, helmsman of Australia II (left) whole syndicate head, Alan Bond holds the America's Cup aloft for all spectators and press members to see, from the lawn of the Vanderbilt's Marble House © Paul A. Darling

As Auckland counts down to the 36th America's Cup in Match 2021, who knows what would have happened, if Australia II had not wrestled the America's Cup from the New York Yacht Club 36 years ago on September 26, 1983.

This documentary "Down By The Sea", was compiled in 2013 to mark the 30th anniversary of the thunderbolt result that changed the America's Cup forever.

Featured are all the characters of the Australia II team - Alan Bond, john Bertrand, Ben Lexen,Warren Jones, Ken Beashel, John Longley, Hugh Treharne, Grant Simmer, Bob Hawke.

First shown on ABC TV Australia April 8 and 15, 2013 in two parts (combined below) as part of the "Australian Story" series.

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