Thursday, May 1, 2014

Throwback Thursday - 1970 America's Cup in Newport, RI

Here's a throwback to 1970 in Newport, Rhode Island.  Check out a young Charley Morgan sailing aboard our 12 meter Heritage in the 1970 America's Cup trails.  For more about Heritage visit

Duel in The Wind Official Trailer - 1970 America's Cup

Description:  "For the first time the NYYC accepted more than one challenger in 1970. Featuring the defense selection trials Intrepid, skippered by Bill Ficker, met challenger Australia's Gretel II.  This detailed retrospective of the 1970 races focuses on the ambitious Charley Morgan, who designed, built, funded, and skippered the 12-meter Heritage. The program recounts the intense series of elimination races between Morgan and Ficker, and summarizes the 1970 races. Never before has a video given the viewer such a feeling of being aboard a racing 12-meter."  from You Tube.

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