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!


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. http://raceqs.com/regattas/lipton-cup
Chris Raab and his crew from St. Francis Yacht Club showered champagne on an 85-year-old dry spell after crossing the finish line for the 100th Lipton Cup Challenge. The three-day regatta was a true test of skill, with competitors completing a full rotation through 12 chartered J/105s in conditions that ranged from strong, full winds to shifty, unpredictable breezes. While teams like Newport Harbor excelled in the lighter winds, St. Francis demonstrated their versatility by competing well throughout the range of wind conditions.
If it wasn’t for the iconic city front, it would be hard to believe the full, soaring sails of the 100th Lipton Cup regatta belonged to the same venue as yesterday. If day one was the calm, then today was certainly the storm as steady winds brought a flurry of heated competition to the San Diego Bay. Winds averaged between 12 and 14 kts, but at times reached up to 19 kts, allowing competitors to showcase their skill sailing in full winds.

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