1974 Herbert Pell Cup
|6th Herbert Pell Cup|
|Location||Newport, Rhode Island, United States|
In a defenders selection series that was held simultaneously, four boats competed for the right to defend the America's Cup.
Southern Cross (AUS)
Representing the Royal Perth Yacht Club, Southern Cross was owned by Alan Bond. The boat was skippered by James Hardy and the crew included tactician John Cuneo, mainsheet trimmer John Bertrand, grinder Rob Stirling, tactician Hugh Treharne, Noel Robins, Warren Jones, Jack Baxter, James Sargeant, John Longley and Kenneth Judge.
In a best of seven series, Southern Cross was undefeated and won the series 4-0.
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