A master of entrepreneurial diversity and mystery deals, cigar aficionado and restorer of fine yachts, ‘PdS’ remained Great Britain’s most successful America’s Cup Challenger since Sopwith. Tim Jeffery recalls Peter de Savary’s colourful life and his often overlooked part in the result of the 1983 Cup... the one that changed everything
Royal Thames YC – 1978: the press conference to launch the Lionheart campaign for the 1980 America’s Cup in Newport. In the Thames’s dining room the array of seats was filled by business suits, blazers and, yes, one or two dresses. It could have been the 1960s or 1950s as easily as the late 1970s.
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