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!
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.