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America's Cup yacht ‘Australia’ an iconic piece of Australia's yachting folklore will sail from MHYC next week for Sail Expo at the RPAYC in Pittwater where she will revive memories of one of Australia's greatest sporting triumphs.
KA 5 ‘Australia’ is a link with an era of pride for all Australians. She was built in 1976 and unsuccessfully challenged for the America's Cup at Rhode Island in 1977 and in 1980 with Sir James Hardy at the helm. It was his port trimmer, John Bertrand who would go on to win the America's Cup in 1983 as skipper of Australia II. The revolutionary winged-keeled yacht broke a 132-year winning streak by American yachtsmen and forever changed the America’s Cup which is now dominated by multi-hulls.