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Old 27-09-2013, 22:17   #721
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No, I just thought that video of the 30th Anniversary of Australia winning the America's Cup was awesome and probably led to what we have today. Any excuse I can find to post it, I will because I think you would all enjoy it.
That race would have to have been the best event in Australian sporting history. A huge chunk of the population stayed up until the early hours to watch it (from memory the race was being broadcast live for the first time). It felt personal .

I will never forget the image of the prime minister Bob Hawke sitting watching the event with probably a few too many drinks under his belt uttering these words on national TV:

''Any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up today is a bum.''
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That race would have to have been the best event in Australian sporting history. A huge chunk of the population stayed up until the early hours to watch it (from memory the race was being broadcast live for the first time). It felt personal .

I will never forget the image of the prime minister Bob Hawke sitting watching the event with probably a few too many drinks under his belt uttering these words on national TV:

''Any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up today is a bum.''
Yep, that's in the video!

It's a 30th Anniversary video. It even starts with a few shots of this years boats, the AC72s. And a couple of the guys on that 1983 Australian Team were working for Team Oracle this year.
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