1980 Herbert Pell Cup
|8th 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.
Australia, the winner of the 1977 Herbert Pell Cup, returned. This time representing the Royal Perth Yacht Club, Australia was owned by Alan Bond in his third challenge for the America's Cup. The boat was skippered by James Hardy and the crew included tactician Ben Lexcen, port trimmer John Bertrand, Scott McAllister, John Longley and Kenneth Judge.
France III (FRA)
- "Storia della Coppa America 1980" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
- 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.65