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Admiral's Cup Team crew jumper

Date: c 1965
Dimensions:
Overall (Flat): 695 x 420 mm
Display dimensions (Showcase): 680 x 430 mm, 0.62 kg
Medium: Wool
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Trygve Halvorsen
Object Name: Jumper
Object No: 00038506
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    Description
    Made by Speedo, this blue woollen jumper features an emboidered Australian flag and the text 'FREYA' on the left breast. It is a size 'XXOS'.
    SignificanceThe team jumper was worn by Trygve Halvorsen, who was directly involved with Australia's first America's Cup and Admiral's Cup challenges, as well as other Blue Water Classics such as the Sydney-Hobart yacht race. It is a representative example of clothing worn by crew members of Australia's first Admiral's Cup Team challenge in 1965.
    HistoryThe Halvorsen brothers initially crewed in harbour races in the 1930s organised by the Sydney Amateur Sailing Club. When sailing resumed in 1945 after World War II, the Halvorsens were soon associated with success in ocean racing.

    Lars Halvorsen built the 1946 Sydney-Hobart yacht race winner CHISTINA. His sons Trygve and Magnus made sailing history with their three consecutive Sydney-Hobart wins in FREYA 1963-1965, and Magnus competed in 30 Sydney-Hobarts from 1946 to 1982, honing his skills as a navigator.

    The Trygve and Magnus won four Trans Tasman races between 1948 and 1961 in their yachts PEER GYNT, SOLVEIG and NORLA, and went on to compete in Australia's first Admirals Cup and America's Cup Challenge series in FREYA and the 12 meter yacht GRETEL respectively. They also competed in the Southern Cross, Trans-Pacific and other blue water races. Carl Halvorsen distinguished himself in the 5.5 class winning the Australian championship in 1966, 1982 and 1991.
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