Thursday, April 12, 2007

America's Cup 1851-2007 - ESPN Classic, 7:00 PM EDT

Many thanks to Jarrett who sent me notice of the following not-to-be-missed ESPN segment.

Airing this Friday (4/13 @ 7:00 PM) on ESPN Classic, a new one hour special narrated by Walter Cronkite featuring a detailed look at the America's Cup, including interviews with many of the regatta's most notable and accomplished figures. See newly discovered historic footage and hear the personal experiences of winning sailors and top designers.

Today's key players such as Ernesto Bertarelli and Larry Ellison are there, of course, as well as past America's Cup champions who know exactly what it takes to win, including Ted Turner, Dennis Conner, Russell Coutts, Bill Koch, Halsey Herreshoff, Gary Jobson, Tom Whidden, David Elwell, and designer Olin Stephens II. Also featured are leading Cup journalists John Rousmaniere and Peter Montgomery, along with artist John Mecray.

This is a Gary Jobson production - more info here.

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