MANLY ANTIQUE CENTRE

A GRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE AMERICA'S CUP POSTER










America's Cup Yacht Race historical framed poster.
Printed in 1963(?) it details the history of the
famous yacht race from its conception in 1851
(then called the Hundred Guineas Cup) to 1962
when it was defended and won by a yacht called
Weatherly and the contender an Australian yacht
named Gretel.
Gretel was the first of many yachts by this name
to contend this race representing Australia but
it was finally taken from the Yanks in 1983 by a
yacht named Australia II skippered by John Bertrand.

The New York Yacht Club had upto this point successfully
defended the cup over a period of 132 years, the
longest winning streak in sporting history.
An Australian syndicate representing the Royal Perth
Yacht Club fielded the Australia II skippered by
John Bertrand against defender Liberty, skippered
by Dennis Conner .
Australia II finally beat the Liberty in a nail biting
finish that famously all of Australia stayed home
from work to watch with the 'permission' of the then
Prime Minister Bob Hawke.

This poster as stated covers up until 1962 and
showcases the designs of many of the contenders
over 111 years and their designers as well as the
race courses amongst other things.
It is very a informative large poster framed and
under glass measuring 107cm x 77.5cm.
The poster itself was 'Prepared by Motor Boating'
- not sure who this is.
Have done an extensive internet search and haven't
been able to find another like it.

$650.00

Please email us at
tony@manlyantiquecentre.com.au
with any questions



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