How they did it... Australia II wins the America's Cup


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On this week’s episode, the historic victory, in 1983, of Australia over the United States, to snatch the coveted America’s Cup yacht race.
For those Australians of a certain vintage. I was in third grade at the time. I remember waking up on September 26 1983, getting ready for school, all the while watching the television broadcast, live from , Newport, Rhode Island. I remember every moment of Australia II crossing the finishing line, the cannons exploding, signifying that we had indeed won, and I remember watching a country celebrate with wild abandon.
Australia. Yes, little Australia, had just ended the longest winning streak in sport of all time. 132 years.
Today’s episode is a story of the plucky underdogs vanquishing a dominant combatant. It’s a story of understanding where opportunity exists, and how to best maximise its potential. And it’s a story of resilience and never laying down your arms, until the job is done.
On this week’s Risktory Podcast, how Australia II won the America’s Cup.
The Risktory Podcast is created, written, hosted and produced by Jacinthe A Galpin.
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