Sir James Hardy OBE is a 50 Year Member of CYCA. An Olympian and former America’s Cup, Admiral’s Cup, and World Champion, Sir James is a stalwart of ocean racing.
Part 1 of the interview with Sir James covers: His early sailing days, the history of Nerida, sailing on Southern Myth, sailing Sharpies against Rolly Tasker, sailing 505s against Paul Elvstrom and the 1968 Olympic Games.
Part 2 of the interview covers: Gretel II‘s 1970 America’s Cup challenge, the 1972 Admiral’s Cup with Apollo II, the 1974 Southern Cross America’s Cup challenge (and Alan Bond), the 1977 Admiral’s Cup with Runaway, and conversations with Peter Kurts.
Stay tuned for Part 3, which will be released on Tuesday 15 June.
You can view previous episodes of the Video Archive Project on the CYCA website.