1977 Herbert Pell Cup
|7th Herbert Pell Cup|
|Location||Newport, Rhode Island, United States|
In a defenders selection series that was held simultaneously, three boats competed for the right to defend the America's Cup.
Representing the 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 crew included John Bertrand, David Forbes, Michael Fletcher, Jack Baxter, John Longley, Scott McAllister and Kenneth Judge.
Gretel II (AUS)
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.
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- Bertrand, John Born to win : a lifelong struggle to capture the America's Cup (as told to Patrick Robinson). Sydney : Bantam Books, c1985. ISBN 0-553-05118-0. p.58.