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Newspaper pages and clippings relating to the 1962 America's Cup

Date: 1962
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0522

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [052] consists of newspaper pages and clippings relating to the 1962 America's Cup challenge. They depict the yachts COLUMBIA, GRETEL, NEFERTITI, WEATHERLY and SECRET, and discuss the races, skippers, owners and crew.

    The material was compiled by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron which mounted the first Australian challenge for the America's Cup with GRETEL in 1962.
    HistoryIn 1848 Queen Victoria instigated the creation of a golden cup, known as the 'One Hundred Guinea Cup' to be awarded for a yacht race. The competition would be open to all nations. In the inaugural race on 22 August 1851 the United States built schooner AMERICA challenged 16 British vessels and was victorious in the 85 kilometre race around the Isle of Wight. The competition is still in operation today and one of the most respected and prestigious sailing competitions to be held in the world.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: NEWSPAPER PAGES AND CLIPPINGS RELATED TO THE 1962 AMERICA'S CUP CHALLENGE, COMPILED BY THE ROYAL SYDNEY YACHT SQUADRON

    Web title: Newspaper pages and clippings relating to the 1962 America's Cup

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