|The John Lidgard designed Result during the 1977 One Ton Cup|
One of John Lidgard’s many great moments in a highly-distinguished offshore racing career was in 1971 when he skippered New Zealand’s Southern Cross Cup team that comprised Pathfinder (Brin Wilson), Runaway (John Lidgard) and Wai-Aniwa (Chris Bouzaid). That trio notched up an unprecedented (and, one suspects, never-to-be-repeated) 1, 2 and 3 in the Sydney-Hobart classic to also clinch New Zealand’s first win in the Southern Cross Cup teams’ series. That would have been particularly satisfying for John Lidgard – designer, builder and skipper of Runaway and captain of the team - quite a “fourfecta”!!!
|Pathfinder racing in Auckland in 1971 (Pathfinder is now based in Seattle)|
|Young Nick during the 1971 One Ton Cup trials|
|The Farr 1104 Revolution|
Meanwhile, the One Ton Revisited entries to date are Pacific Sundance (NZL 5281), Rainbow II (C96), Result (2998), Revolution (NZL 4697), Sextett (GER 1785), Wai Aniwa (1280) and Young Nick (1185).