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Tray depicting a photographic image titled Dame Pattie, 12 metre yacht contender for America's Cup 1967 Challenge

Date: c 1967
Dimensions:
Overall: 320 x 445 mm
Medium: Metal
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Tray
Object No: 00000968
Related Place:Rhode Island,

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    Description
    A serving tray depicting a photographic image titled 'DAME PATTIE' featuring the 12 meter yacht contender for the America's Cup 1967 challenge.
    SignificanceAustralia has a long history of America's Cup challenges and DAME PATTIE represented the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in her 1967 attempt.
    HistoryDAME PATTIE was christened in 1966 and designed by Warwick Hood and built by WH Barnett using a combination of Australian, Danish and Canadian timber. The main-frame was constructed using laminated Queensland maple. Edge-grain Douglas fir planking was fastened to the intermediate frame constructed using Danish ash, using silicon bronze screws.
    She was a purpose-built 12m class racing yacht, named after the wife of Sir Robert Gordon Menzies who served two terms as Australian Prime Minister from 1939-1941 and then 1949-1966. In 1967, although winning the trials easily, Dame Pattie skippered by Jock Sturruck, lost the series (4-0) to the American yacht INTREPID skippered by Bus Mosbacher in a a series raced in unseasonally stronger winds when DAME PATTIE was better suited to lighter breezes.

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