Great Opportunity To Sail Competitively
The Lipton Cup is an annual regatta where 10 clubs compete against each other over three days (June 16,17,18). This year the regatta is sponsored by the San Francisco YC and J22 boats are made available for charter by St. Francis YC. The regatta venue is City Front and Knox/Angel Island. The Club at Westpoint has a yacht in the competition and needs to recruit a 4-person team for each day.
There are three short races Friday, seven short races Saturday, and three short races Sunday. All races start around noon.
If you would like to join the crew contact Robin at Robin@Driscoll.cc
Sir Thomas Lipton first came to San Francisco Bay in 1912 to compete in 12-meter racing at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The Lipton Cup was raced in 1916, 1918, 1919, and 1920. The Cup was won by John Hanify but when he died the 12-meter class also collapsed and the Cup itself was “lost” for 40 years. The Cup was found in 1960 at the Olympic Club and PICYA revived these races.
The Club at Westpoint has entered a team in this year’s race and will be competing against teams from Berkeley, Corinthian, Encinal, Richmond, Sausalito, St. Francis, South Beach, San Francisco, and Inverness Yacht Clubs.