America’s Cup-winning skipper John Bertrand has offered to help Tom Slingsby in his bid to get Australia into the prestigious sailing regatta for the first time in more than 20 years.
Bertrand guided Australia II to victory in 1983, breaking the United States’ 132-year monopoly of the competition. Australia hasn’t had a boat in the America’s Cup since 2000.
Slingsby, the 2012 Olympic men’s Laser gold medalist and two-time America’s Cup sailor aboard Oracle Team USA, is keen to get an Australian boat up for the 2021 challenger series in New Zealand, most likely off Auckland. Emirates Team New Zealand won the America’s Cup in June.
Source: FOX Sports