San Diego Yacht Club to Host the 102nd Lipton Cup

The 102nd Challenge for the Lipton Cup returns to San Diego Yacht Club October 28 - 30, 2016. Twelve of the most competitive teams from yacht clubs across the country will battle in a rotation of 12 J/105s in the stadium sailing of San Diego Bay. The Notice of Race is now available online. Welcome to Lipton Cup 2016!


The 102nd Challenge for the Sir Thomas Lipton Cup, San Diego Yacht Club’s signature fall regatta, will be sailed on October 28-30, 2016. Named for the historic yachtsman and tea baron, Sir Thomas Lipton, the Lipton Cup allows yacht clubs’ teams to face off to determine who is the best of the best. It has been the most prestigious trophy contested in Southern California and one of the most coveted on the West Coast since 1903.
A signature and historical race in Southern California’s fall sailing season, the 102nd running of the Lipton Cup will occur on October 28-30, 2016. Event host, San Diego Yacht Club, is this year’s defending champion. Returning SDYC skipper Tyler Sinks is confident that the skills of the 2016 team will help them win the trophy again. Sinks will skipper the team of Brian Haines, Erik Shampain, Jake La Dow, Max Hutcheson, Nick Kaschak and Steve Hunt.
After a year at the St. Francis Yacht Club, the Lipton Cup trophy will return back to San Diego. The team from SDYC started the day with a 2 point lead over St. Francis Yacht Club and finished 2 points ahead of Newport Harbor Yacht Club for the victory.
Race 6, first of Day 2, began at 1:00 PM in 6 knots of breeze. San Diego Yacht Club had a great start, winning the pin and sailing off into clear air. Annapolis and St. Francis followed SDYC to the left side hoping to get a current boost as the tide ebbed.
Day one of the 2015 Lipton Cup opened in San Diego Bay with competitors from yacht clubs across the US excited to be racing in the beautiful weather. The Race Committee was able to get the first race underway after a 1 hour postponement with consistent winds out of the Northwest at 5-10 knots
Troy Sears is inviting SDYC members to join him aboard the Yacht America on Sunday to watch the final day of Lipton Cup racing.
The Notice of Race has been published for the 101st running of the Lipton Cup. Check back soon for all the details on one of the most prestigious events on the west coast.
Check out a 3D replay of every race of the 2014 Lipton Cup courtesy of the race tracking from Race Qs.

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