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Today, September 26, marks the 38th anniversary of the America's Cup win by Australia II

by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz 25 Sep 2021 21:03 PDT 26 September 2021
Start of Race 1 - 1983 America's Cup - Newport RI © Paul Darling Collection

Today, September 26th is the 38th anniversary of Australia II's win in the America's Cup off Newport, Rhode Island - handing the New York Yacht Club their first ever defeat since the first defence in 1870.

The departure of the Cup from the New York Yacht Club set the most prestigious trophy in sailing, off on a new direction - starting with the first defence outside USA, and one that in Fremantle is reckoned to be the best ever.

Here's a replay of the ABC documentary marking the 30th Anniversary of the win, featuring many of the great characters of the most momentous day in sailing history.


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