SEPTEMBER 26, 1983 AUSTRALIA II DEFEATED LIBERTY 4-3 IN A BEST OF 7 SERIES TO WIN THE AMERICA’S CUP. THE RIGHT THING HAPPENED FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS. IT WAS TIME TO RE-SHAPE THE AMERICA’S CUP; I DO NOT BELIEVE ANYONE COULD HAVE PREDICTED WHERE WE ARE NOW.
I such fond memories of my early summers in Westport, MA. Endless days, carefree, full of adventure. ( not unlike Amazons and Swallows) Always one more adventure, one more discovery. It is where I first sailed and raced in what I believe where known as westport pond skiffs; clumsy and heavy.
“CORONET” WHICH HAS BEEN AT IYRS FOR QUITE A NUMBER OF YEARS UNDERGOING A MAJOR RESTORATION, WILL SOON LEAVE NEWPORT FOR MYSTIC SEAPORT SHIPYARD TO BE FINISHED. IT HAS BEEN A JOY WATCHING THE RESTORATION OVER THE YEARS