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America's Cup challenger GRETEL promotional drinking cup

Date: 1962
Dimensions:
Overall: 95 x 75 mm
Other (diameter at base): 52 mm
Medium: Waxed paper, offset lithographic print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Michael Maxwell
Object Name: Cup
Object No: 00050706

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    Description
    This cold drink cup promotes Australia's first America's Cup challenge in 1962. It lists the crew and other squad members and depicts the Australian 12-metre challenger GRETEL.

    Sir Frank Packer headed the Australian syndicated representing the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. The Australian 12-metre yacht GRETEL (KA-1) was designed by Alan Payne and built by Lars Halvorsen Sons Pty Ltd at their Ryde boatyard. It was skippered by Jock Sturrock and crewed by R B Anderson, A R Belyea, C G Betts, L A Cole, R R Dickson, D W Fairfax, T R Gowland, M Halvorsen, T Halvorsen, T Hammond, FJ S McNulty and W B Northam.

    GRETEL raced against the American defender WEATHERLY in a series of 4 races. WEATHERLY defeated GRETEL 4-1.


    SignificanceThese cups are representative of Australian made products branded to promote Australia's first America's Cup challenge.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: America's Cup challenger GRETEL promotional drinking cup

    Web title: America's Cup challenger GRETEL promotional drinking cup 1962

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