George Negus Tonight - John Bertrand
When John Bertrand skippered 'Australia II' across the finish line in the '83 America's Cup at Newport, Rhode Island, he and his deck-shoed crew broke what was the longest-running record in sporting history - 132 years, would you believe?
In the process they put this country firmly on the nautical map, so to speak. Their quite remarkable achievement thrust John himself into the international limelight. Since then, among other things of note, he's wined and dined with both the late Princess Diana and Jackie Kennedy Onassis.
In this program, we will see how a young bloke from a humble background grew up with the beach on Port Phillip Bay as his playground.
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