September 26, 1983: Australia II Defeats Liberty

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On September 26, 1983, in Newport, RI, the planet of sailing had been forever changed whenever Australia II, skippered by John Bertrand, defeated Liberty, skippered by Dennis Conner, by 41 moments inside 7th and determining competition associated with the show, marking initial defeat the United States suffered America’s Cup cruising in 132 years and ending the longest winning streak in displaying history.On September 26, 1983, within Newport, RI, the entire world of cruising was forever changed when Australia II, skippered by John Bertrand, defeated Liberty, skippered by Dennis Conner, by 41 moments within the 7th and determining competition associated with the series, marking the very first defeat the usa suffered America’s Cup cruising in 132 years and closing the longest winning streak in sporting history. (browse more.)