Baby Named for Australian Yacht

On 26 September 1983, the Royal Perth Yacht Club’s Australia II beat the New York Yacht Club’s Liberty to win the America’s Cup. This ended the New York Yacht Club’s 132-year winning streak.

Right around the same time, Dianne and Jim Forbes of Melbourne, Australia, had a baby boy. They named their son Charles Australia II John Bertrand Ben Lexcen Forbes–Australia II for the yacht, John Bertrand for its skipper and Ben Lexcen for its designer.

Source: “Baby Named for Victory.” Gainesville Sun 30 Sept. 1983: 2A.


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