John Bertrand , John Edwin Bertrand , born the December 20th 1946 with Melbourne, is a sailor Australia N Representing the Royal Perth Yacht Club, It is the skipper Australian boat Australia II which, in 1983, puts an end to 132 years American domination on the Coupe of América. It beats on the site of Newport the American boat barred by Dennis Conner.
Its boat, with its skittle with wings, a secret innovation kept until the last moment, gains a victory without call over the American boat.
He wrote later, in collaboration with the writer Patrick Robinson, Born to Win , delivers in which he explains the strategy which led to this victory.
Cross of América
- Victoire in 1983 with Australia II
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