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Transparencies relating to the 1983 America's Cup

Date: 1983
Medium: Transparency
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Bruce Stannard
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0324
Related Place:Newport,

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [411] consists of 35mm transparencies taken by Australian journalist Bruce Stannard relating to the trials of international challengers for the 1983 America's Cup.

    They depict the vessels AUSTRALIA II, LIBERTY, BLACK SWAN, BLACK NIGHT, RHONDA, SOUTHERN CROSS, CHALLENGE 12 and crew members, as well as Bill Flicker, Alan and Eileen Bond, Denis Conner, John Bertrand, Luca Bertrand, John Longley, Brian 'Splash' Richardson, John 'Chink' Longley, Ben Lexcen and Robert G Stone.
    SignificanceJournalist, author and photographer Bruce Stannard's material is significant in documenting the reporting of the AUSTRALIA II challenge for the America's Cup and showing the protagonists, participants, and yachts from the successful 1983 campaign, and other yachting events.
    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: Transparencies relating to the 1983 America's Cup

    Primary title: 35mm TRANSPARENCIES RELATING TO THE SEPTEMBER 1983 TRIALS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGERS FOR THE AMERICA'S CUP AT NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND. PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY BRUCE STANNARD

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