Australia II America's Cup Champions Hand Signed John Bertrand Print Ben Lexcen
AUSTRALIA II AMERICA'S CUP CHAMPIONS HAND SIGNED JOHN BERTRAND PRINT BEN LEXCEN. Originally known as the 100 Guinea Cup, the Americas Cup is sports oldest trophy. Weighing roughly 4 kilograms, the silver chalice was created in 1848 by Royal Jeweller Robert Garrard of London as part of the Royal Yacht Squadrons formal trophy collection. This trophy became the symbol of the longest winning streak in sporting history. When United States yacht Liberty sailed out in the 7th and deciding race of the 1983 challenge on September 26, 1983 against Australian challenger, Australia II; 132 years of dominance rested on a single race. Back in Australia it was early morning and it seemed that the entire country was gathered around television sets. It was one of those Where was I when I heard the news? Australia II beat Liberty home by 41 seconds taking the series 4 - 3. Three instant heroes were created out of it: captain John Bertrand, designer Ben Lexcen and entrepreneur Alan Bond. To this day it remains a galvanising moment in Australian history, where culture, ambition and sport met in the unlikeliest of places off Newport Rhode Island, to produce a moment of national pride that bound the country together like few others have before or since. The print centrepiece showcases the award winning images of Barbara Pyle. In the main photograph, which featured on the cover of Time magazine, challenger Australia II is engaged in a fierce battle with American defender Liberty, during Race 7. Below the title banners, accompanying text describes the event and its significance. Limited edition of 500 only. Authenticated and certified by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Print Size: 520 mm x 350 mm. To protect your investment, TAYLORMADE MEMORABILIA engages premium courier services that will deliver direct to your door. Please provide a residential or business address. Please ensure you are entering your most accessible address for this time period consider your work address as an alternative to your residential address. When your order has been dispatched, online tracking information will be e-mailed to you. From here, youll be able to track the transit of your piece from our door to your door, every step of the way. To ensure its safety, all items require the recipient to sign for the package upon arrival; the package cannot be left unattended.
The item "AUSTRALIA II AMERICA'S CUP CHAMPIONS HAND SIGNED JOHN BERTRAND PRINT BEN LEXCEN" is in sale since Monday, May 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Boating, Water Sports\Memorabilia". The seller is "taylormadememorabilia" and is located in Melbourne, Victoria. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Authenticity: Original
- Era: 1980s
- Non-Domestic Product: No
- Autographed: Signed