1977 Herbert Pell Cup was held in Newport, Rhode Island, United States in 1977. The winner, Australia, was awarded the Herbert Pell Cup and went on to challenge for the 1977 America's Cup.
In a defenders selection series that was held simultaneously, three boats competed for the right to defend the America's Cup.
The teams [ edit ]
Australia (AUS) [ edit ]
Sun City Yacht Club, Australia was owned by Alan Bond in his second challenge for the America's Cup. The boat was skippered by Noel Robins and the afterguard included John Bertrand. [1 ]
Gretel II (AUS) [ edit ]
Royal Perth Yacht Club, Gretel II had originally challenged for the 1970 America's Cup. The boat was skippered by Gordon Ingate. [1 ]
France (FRA) [ edit ]
France was owned by Marcel Bich in his third consecutive challenge for the Cup. Bich had originally built a new boat, France II, however it proved slow in trials and Bich reverted to his original entry. The boat represented the Yacht Club of Hyéres and the afterguard included Bruno Trouble. [1 ]
Sverige (SWE) [ edit ]
Sverige represented the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club and was sponsored by Volvo. The team was skippered by Olympic silver medalist Pelle Petterson. [1 ]
Matches [ edit ]
References [ edit ]