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oneAustralia was an International America's Cup Class racing yacht owned by a syndicate of the same name and headed by John Bertrand[1], the former skipper of the America's Cup-winning Australia II. Prior to its entry in the 1995 America's Cup, the yacht attracted controversy due to Bertrand's interpretation of new rules for racing syndicates, and due to attempts by Phillip Morris International to advertise on the yacht during the race;[2] the yacht broke in two and sank during the semi-finals, only 175 metres (0.094 nmi) from the start line, on 6 March 1995.[3] All 17 crew members were rescued by 3 other boats.[4]


  1. ^ Lloyd, Barbara (March 6, 1995). "YACHT RACING; Yacht Splinters and Sinks in America's Cup Race". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  2. ^ Lloyd, Barbara (February 1995). "Return of the Milkman". Cruising World. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  3. ^ McCusker, Gerry (2008). Public Relations Disasters – Talespin: Inside Stories & Lessons Learnt. London: Kogan Page. pp. 141–42. ISBN 9780749445720. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  4. ^ McMillan, Roger (25 August 2013). "Where were you when the Australian America's Cup boat sank?". Retrieved 8 March 2017.

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