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SA's challenge for the America's cup
Title : SA's challenge for the America's cup SA's challenge for the America's cup
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Source : SRG 401
Format : Videorecording
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :
In March 1984 Graham Ferrett, Roger Lloyd and John Heard convened a meeting to plan South Australia's challenge in the America's Cup.

Board members were elected on March 26 and Graham Ferrett was appointed project officer. The crew were selected in 1985, and included Sir James Hardy.

The `South Australia' was designed by Ben Lexcen and the naming ceremony was held at Port Adelaide on April 28, 1985.

Finance came from the State and Federal governments, 150 South Australian sponsors, merchandise and lotteries. This planned television commercial for Woolworths is an example of the kind of fundraising activities that formed part of the campaign.

The `South Australia' lasted until round C in the America's Cup races and pulled out of the challenge in December 1986. The yacht was later sold for $375,000 to a Swedish syndicate.
Related names :

America's Cup

Period : 1980-2000
Further reading :

South Australia's challenge for the defence of the 1987 America's cup. Subject files relating to South Australia's challenge for the America's cup, SRG 401/2

South Australia's challenge for the defence of the 1987 America's cup. Scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings and ephemera, SRG 401/4

Swann, Bruce. Defence '87 down under, Netley, S. Aust. : Samaria Pty. Ltd., 1986

Wheatley, Keith. America's Cup '87 : the inside story, Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin Books, 1986

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