Historical information

National significance. Presented as souvenir by Commodore Mr Andrew M. Cannon AM, of the Australian Yacht Squadron. Date of presentation unknown but commemorates America's Cup victory of Australia II in 1982. Commodore Dacre Smyth, who designed and presented the Naval windows in the MTSV chapel , was also a member of the Squadron.


A link and souvenir with a significant event in the life of yachtsmen and for the City of Perth and Australia in 1982. The first time in many years that the USA lost this coveted cup and contest.

Physical description

Mounted triangular pennant style Australian Yacht Squadron flag also known in yachting circles as a burgee. Red, white and blue colours with white star in the middle and Red 'A' on top left. Gilded wooden frame with glazing with three window label inserts. Mount includes at lower right a souvenir green rectangular piece of the Australia II Spinnaker used to win the America's Cup in 1982. Sticker on back of frame has framers details.

Inscriptions & markings

'Commodore Andrew M. Cannon'
'From the Commodore of the Australian Yacht Squadron, Andrew Cannon, To the Mission to Seafarers'
'Piece of Australia II Spinnaker Used to win the America's Cup'