Head to Head Competition

America II US 42 was selected by Hollywood Producer Francis Ford Coppola to star in the 1992 TriStar movie Wind. The movie recounts how the USA and [Ciff Robertson] playing Helmsman Dennis Connor as defender in the 1983  America’s Cup which lost to the Australians –ending the longest continuous win streak in sports [1851]  –  and the  USA’s  subsequent challenge four years later to win back the “1987 America’s Cup” in Perth Australia, with  a Hollywood style finish!