The Fremantle Doctor was the single feature that differentiated the 1987 America's Cup from every regatta that has occurred before or since.
KZ-7 in the big breeze in Fremantle
The strong on-shore breeze that came in every afternoon, arrived around 1.00pm, just in time for the racing. The normally sedate 12 Metre class came to life in the Fremantle Doctor, and provided a spectacular television spectacle, on schedule every race day.
Here we see New Zealand Challenge's KZ-7 racing St Francis YC's US-61 skippered by the inimitable Tom Blackaller at the end of the Round Robin phase of the Louis Vuitton Cup.
More of the excellent coverage of the 1987 America's Cup from the TVNZ team fronted by Peter Montgomery and Jane Dent.