Gordon Ingate’s illustrious sailing career spans international campaigning in Dragons and 5.5 Metres, offshore racing and the America’s Cup. His Caprice of Huon won the 1965 Admiral’s Cup at Australia’s first appearance. In 5.5 Metres, he won the Scandinavian Gold Cup in 1969 and Kiel Week in 2001. Crewed by Rob Thornton, he also represented Australia in the Tempest class at the 1972 Olympics.
He campaigned for the America’s Cup with Gretel II, and continued sailing her in Australia, a valuable benchmark for the 1983 America’s Cup winner, Australia II. He later returned to the Dragon class where, at the age of 91, he won the Prince Philip Cup Australian championship for a fourth time in January 2018.
Rainbows & Dragonsis the fascinating story of Gordon Ingate’s life in and around the sailing world.