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ABOUT LIPTON CUP

The Lipton Challenge Cup was donated to the Royal Cape Yacht Club (previously the Table Bay Yacht Club) in 1909 by Sir Thomas Lipton, world-famous merchant and yachtsman. It has evolved into one of the most popular races among sailors of Southern Africa, and nowadays mainly is seen as providing a wonderful platform for young race teams to prove their skill and to establish themselves before moving on to campaign for international sailing races.

The Lipton Challenge Cup is sailed annually on L 26 yachts offshore, and all Southern African Yacht Clubs (including teams as far north as Walvis Bay, Namibia and Beira, Mozambique) are invited to enrol one team per race, whereas the winning team qualifies to either host the Lipton Challenge Cup at home the following year, or else, to nominate the next hosting Yacht Club if their own Club is not situated on the coast. The precise conditions and rules for the race are stipulated in the “Deed of Gift”, a document accompanying the silver trophy presented by Sir Thomas.

RACE SCHEDULE

9AM-5PM
Registration

Registration

Registration and weighing in the Main Hall Skippers packs are handed out

8am-12am
Registration

Registration

Registration in the Main Hall continues

2pm
Managers Meeting

Managers Meeting

Managers meeting in the RCYC Chartroom

4pm-5pm
Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Lipton Cup Challenge Opening Ceremony

4pm-4:15pm
Race Chairman’s Welcome

Race Chairman's Welcome

Welcome by Race Chairman Mike Peper

4:30pm-5pm
Team Introductions

Team Introductions

Team introductions and mixing of the Waters

9:30am
Race Day 1

Managers Meeting

Managers meeting in the RCYC Chart Room

12am
Race Day 1

Scheduled Race Start

Scheduled start of racing

5:30pm-6pm
Race Day 1

Golden Teapot Award

Golden Teapot Award and interviews

9:30am
Race Day 2

Managers Meeting

Managers meeting in the RCYC Chart Room

12am
Race Day 2

Scheduled Race Start

Scheduled start of racing

5:30pm-6pm
Race Day 2

Golden Teapot Award

Golden Teapot Award and interviews

9:30am
Race Day 3

Managers Meeting

Managers meeting in the RCYC Chart Room

12am
Race Day 3

Scheduled Start

Scheduled start of racing

5:30pm-6pm
Race Day 3

Golden Teapot Award

Golden Teapot Award and interviews

9:30am
Race Day 4

Managers Meeting

Managers meeting in the RCYC Chart Room

12am
Race Day 4

Scheduled Race Start

Scheduled start of racing

5:30pm-6pm
Race Day 4

Golden Teapot Award

Golden Teapot Award and interviews

9:30am
Race Day 5

Managers Meeting

Managers meeting in the RCYC Chart Room

12am
Race Day 5

Scheduled Race Start

Scheduled start of racing

5:30pm-6pm
Race Day 5

Golden Teapot Award

Golden Teapot Award and interviews

9:30am
Final Race Day & Closing Ceremony

Managers Meeting

Managers meeting in the RCYC Chart Room

12am
Final Race Day & Closing Ceremony

Scheduled Race Start

Scheduled start of racing

7pm
Final Race Day & Closing Ceremony

Official Closing Ceremony

Official Closing Ceremony in the Regatta Centre

LATEST NEWS

21
Apr 2017

Notice of Contest & SI

The Lipton Challenge 2017 Notice of Contest and Sailing Instructions have been released and...

07
Apr 2017

Letter to 2016 Competitors and Clubs

Click Here to view the Letter to 2016 Competitors and ClubsLetter to 2016 Competitors and...

07
Apr 2017

Vessel Management

Managers and Skippers, PLEASE take note of important information from our Marina Manager. Arrival...

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Royal Cape Yacht Club

Duncan Road, Table Bay Harbour, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

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