WHERE WERE YOU , ON THE DAY WE TOOK THE CUP ??

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WHERE WERE YOU , ON THE DAY WE TOOK THE CUP ??

Postby DESIREMK1 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:48 pm

Hi Guys / Gals ,

On this day 26th September , in 1983 . We won the Americas Cup with Australia 2 , a Monumental Achievement for us Humble Ozzys !! .

Just thought id gain a picture of what members were doing that morning , when our Prime Minister Bob Hawke famously stated : Any Australian Boss who sacks his workers for not turning up for work today is a Bum !!

For me : I was in Year 3 at Shalvey Primary School , and I remember that morning well , sitting in my parents loungeroom , while getting ready to walk to School . At the time I thought it was significant for our Sporting Heritage . Today , I believe it to be one our Greatest Moments in Sport .

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Re: WHERE WERE YOU , ON THE DAY WE TOOK THE CUP ??

Postby Shaun » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:10 pm

Yeah Brad sure was a great aussie sporting victory, I'd only been in the country for pretty much five minutes, immigrating from pommie-land, but knew it was a significant event, had a wee tear in the eye....., I too was getting ready for school if I remember right, year 10. cheers
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Re: WHERE WERE YOU , ON THE DAY WE TOOK THE CUP ??

Postby Miker » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:12 pm

Driving my truck across a bridge into St Peters......

A really vivid memory that comes back every time I drive across that bridge!
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Re: WHERE WERE YOU , ON THE DAY WE TOOK THE CUP ??

Postby DESIREMK1 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:50 pm

Hi Guys ,

Something very special about that era actually , which makes the proceeding decades fail in comparison .

Brad
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Re: WHERE WERE YOU , ON THE DAY WE TOOK THE CUP ??

Postby Phillip » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:03 pm

Well I watched here at home on TV, being an orchardist then I got to decide my hours of work! :lol: :lol:

I see yesterday we were claiming a sort of win in the cup with 7 Aussies on board Oracle. ;)

But I can tell you now that New Zealand really won having 8 Kiwi's onboard Oracle. :o

And not only that, but there were only Kiwi's onboard ETNZ!!!! :D
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Re: WHERE WERE YOU , ON THE DAY WE TOOK THE CUP ??

Postby storm petrel » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:35 pm

I was doing the last experimental work for my PhD. I went to the laser lab at the university early that day because I had just built a big Calcium ion UV laser and I was keen to see how much power I could squeeze out of the thing. I watched the end of the race on a little TV in the lab with a couple of other grad students and remember the yahoos that went up around the lab. It was a very special day!

Shaun I was in (4th yr) yr10 when I watched Neil Armstrong step onto the surface of the Moon and Brad I was in 3rdclass when John Kennedy was assassinated. History marches on.......

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Re: WHERE WERE YOU , ON THE DAY WE TOOK THE CUP ??

Postby DESIREMK1 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:24 pm

Hi Guys ,

Great recollections , im glad I started this thread , to rekindle the memory of a special time in our Nations History !! .

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Re: WHERE WERE YOU , ON THE DAY WE TOOK THE CUP ??

Postby Brainless » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:50 am

I was not even a sparkle in my Dads eye haha, I do however dislike what has happened to the america's cup, whilst the Cats are fast and impressive I would much prefer to see the monohulls back
Bring on Volvo next year i'm excited for the new 1 design boats
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