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Material relating to the 1958 America's Cup

Date: c 1958
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0525

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [026] consists of material relating to the 1958 America's Cup challenge. It includes 22 newspaper and two magazine clippings regarding the yachts SCEPTRE, COLOUMBIA and WEATHERLY and the races; two associated notes.

    The material was compiled by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron which mounted the first Australian challenge for the America's Cup with the 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

    Web title: Material relating to the 1958 America's Cup

    Primary title: NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE CLIPPINGS RELATING TO THE 1958 AMERICA'S CUP, COMPILED BY THE ROYAL SYDNEY YACHT SQUADRON

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