John Bertrand, from Netflix’s Untold: The Race of the Century, is an Australian sailor who won the bronze medal in the Finn division at the Montreal Summer Olympics in 1976. According to his LinkedIn, John was born on December 20, 1946, in Victoria, and is 76 years old as of 2022. There is no information regarding his parents. John Bertrand was the captain of Australia II, which won the 1983 America’s Cup.
The underdog Australian team made history by winning America’s Cup in 1983, something that hadn’t been done before, at least not in the previous 132 years, according to Netflix‘s Untold: The Race of the Century. While many things contributed to the victory and many people’s efforts changed the course of history.
The 1983 sailing competition for prized America’s Cup, which had been housed in the New York Yacht Club for 132 years, is the subject of the documentary The Race of the Century. It seemed inconceivable for anyone to even consider winning the trophy after the team had spent years without losing.
John Bertrand, one of them, was the one who had the idea and carried it out. It was, however, not an easy task. As viewers wonder more about him, we have you covered.
Previously, we touched on Dennis Conner.
John Bertrand From Netflix’s Untold Is an Australian Sailor and the Captain of Australia II, Which Won the 1983 America’s Cup!
John Bertrand from Netflix’s show Untold: The Race of the Century is a life member of the American’s Cup Hall of Fame, the Royal Brighton Yacht Club in Melbourne, and the Sorrento Sailing Club.
According to his LinkedIn, he also serves as the director of the invitation-only John Bertrand Leadership series, which offers the chance to meet brilliant Australian leaders and learn the secrets of their success.
John Bertrand was born on December 20, 1946, in Victoria, and is 76 years old as of 2022. There is no information regarding his parents. In between all of this, Bertrand had a prostate cancer diagnosis at an early stage. A little melanoma and a few bits have already been removed as a result of spending so much time in the sun.
In 2016, he received the Officer of the Order of Australia honor in honor of his contributions to sport and youth mentoring. John Bertrand oversees the Sport Australia Hall of Fame as its chairman. He has held the positions of chairman of Swimming Australia and of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, both of which provide aid to young crime victims.
He established Quokka Sports, which ultimately failed, but that didn’t deter him. John Bertrand has since received the Australian Sports Medal, Centenary Medal, and Melbournian of the Year, and was made a Monash University Vice Chancellor Professorial Fellow in 2014.
His unwavering optimism in the face of every obstacle has nevertheless kept him upbeat. It is this attitude that kept him going until he finally won America’s Cup. He and Patrick Robinson wrote the 1985 book Born to Win: A Lifelong Struggle to Capture America’s Cup, which describes his decades-long quest for the cup.
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He hopes that things will improve, especially for the benefit of the next generation. He keeps himself occupied in the interim by attending to the needs of several organizations in which he has become active. Bertrand recently listed his South Yarra family home for sale with an asking price of between $7 million and $7.7 million.
His life is constantly changing, and he is prepared to deal with whatever arises. He views himself as someone who doesn’t have many regrets and believes that every experience good or bad helps to shape his future, which still appears exciting and adventurous.
Together with his wife Rasa, John Bertrand resides in Melbourne, Australia. Sunshine, their daughter, and Lucas and Andre, their sons, are their three children. His wife Rasa had been working behind the scenes to support her husband while John Bertrand rose to fame after his remarkable victory in America’s Cup in 1983.
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