Sorry for reminding the predominantly American readership of this Forum of what must have been a painful time for them 25 years ago today. However, especially for the Aussies and anyone in Australia at that time, it was a totally unforgettable experience. The whole nation became instant armchair yachting experts and you couldn't buy a national or boxing kangaroo flag anywhere as all the shops and factories had sold out. It seemed like everyone without exception stayed up all night to watch the final race. I can't remember any other sporting event that affected a nation so much. So do any other readers have memories of the day Australia II "Came from a Land Downunder" and won the America's Cup? What was it like in America?