Alan Bond.

The Boxing Kangaroo.

The man who took a spanner with him in 1983, to the New York Yacht Club to unbolt the America’s Cup, which had been firmly rooted in their trophy room since 1851, after all prior attempts to claim it failed.

After a billion dollar purchase of media interests from and then a sale back to, at a fire sale price shortly after, the son of a former America’s Cup Challenger, media mogul Kerry Packer was quoted “You only get one Alan Bond in your lifetime, and I’ve had mine”.

‘Bondy’ was seemingly destined for controversy and notoriety.


Apr 22, 1938 – May 5, 2015

“I Don’t Recall.”


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