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 afterguard included John Bertrand.
France III (FRA)