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Correspondence relating to the 1962 America's Cup

Date: c 1962
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Bruce Stannard
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0527

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [003] consists of material relating to the 1962 America's Cup challenge. It includes two letters to Norman Wallis regarding the history of the America's Cup, and a draft article later published in Sports Illustrated on 26 February 1962.

    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.
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    Web title: Correspondence relating to the 1962 America's Cup

    Primary title: CORRESPONDENCE AND DRAFT TEXT RELATING THE 1962 AMERICA'S CUP, COMPILED BY THE ROYAL SYDNEY YACHT SQUADRON

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