From the RORC History page:
1987 was the year when the New Zealanders achieved what they had long threatened since their first challenge in 1971; the double - the Cup and the top-boat slot with Propaganda (below) sailed by 'Billy' Butterworth and his boys.'
|Goldcorp (finished sixth yacht overall)|
|Kiwi, the "big boat" of the New Zealand team, finished seventh overall|
|Propaganda - the fastest One Tonner at the 1987 Admiral's Cup, and the top individual yacht overall|
No mean sailor himself, with five America's Cups and an Olympic gold and silver medal to his name, Davis was worth listening to. 'I am the catalyst to help them figure out how to do things. You win the Admiral's Cup by putting three boats in the top ten or twelve places in every race. You do that by not breaking anything, by not doing anything stupid and by staying outside the protest room - no bogies, no double bogies, no sand traps!' Admittedly, Davis had good ingredients with which to work. Goldcorp had been re-vamped stripped out by Dodson and Davidson, to be turned into the winner of the New Zealand trials.
The video of the 1987 series can be seen here, and more photos from the series can be seen here.