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.
Having raced from Newport, RI to Cork Ireland aboard “Carina”; this is the Ireland I was introduced to; and seduced by.
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.
IN 2005-2006 LARRY HUNTINGTON BUILT A 50 FOOT JASON KER DESIGN AT NEB. LAUNCHED FOR THE 2006 BERMUDA RACE IN WHICH WE WON OUR CLASS.