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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 Quarterdeck Skippers packs are handed out on completion of registration

8am-12pm
Registration

Registration

Registration in the Quarterdeck continues and closes at 12 noon

2pm
Managers Meeting

Managers Meeting

Managers meeting in the PYC Quarterdeck

4pm-5pm
Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Lipton Cup Challenge Opening Ceremony on front lawn of Point Yacht Club

4pm-4:15pm
Race Chairman’s Welcome

Race Chairman's Welcome

Welcome by Race Chairman Jon Marshall

4:15pm to 5pm
Team Introductions

Team Introductions

Team introductions and mixing of the Waters

5pm
Live Music

Welcome Party

Snacks and Welcome Party at Point Yacht Club

7am-9am
Race Day 1

Breakfast

Buffet breakfast available in the Islander Room

8am
Race Day 1

Managers Meeting

Managers meeting in the Quarterdeck

11am
Race Day 1

Scheduled Race Start

Scheduled start of racing

5pm
Race Day 1

Golden Teapot Award

Golden Teapot Award subject to last boats return to the club

6pm
Race Day 1

Dinner

Dinner available in Islander Room @ R50each

7am-9am
Race Day 2

Breakfast

Buffet breakfast available in the Islander Room

8am
Race Day 2

Managers Meeting

Managers meeting in the Quarterdeck

11am
Race Day 2

Scheduled Race Start

Scheduled start of racing

5pm
Race Day 2

Golden Teapot Award

Golden Teapot Award subject to last boats return to the club

6pm
Race Day 2

Dinner

Dinner available in the Islander Room @ R50 per head

7am-9am
Race Day 3

Breakfast

Buffet breakfast available in the Islander Room

8am
Race Day 3

Managers Meeting

Managers Meeting in the Quarterdeck

11:00
Race Day 3

Scheduled Race Start

Scheduled start of racing

4:30pm-5pm
Race Day 3

Golden Teapot Award

Golden Teapot Award subject to last boats return to the clubs

6pm
Race Day 3

Dinner

Dinner available in the Islander Room @ R50 per head

7:00am- 9am
Race Day 4

Breakfast

Buffet breakfast available in the Islander Room

08:00am
Race Day 4

Managers Meeting

Managers meeting in the Quarterdeck

11am
Race Day 4

Scheduled Race Start

Scheduled start of racing

4:30pm-5pm
Race Day 4

Golden Teapot Award

Golden Teapot Award subject to last boats return to the club

6pm
Race Day 4

Dinner

Dinner available in the Islander Room @ R50 per head  

6pm
Race Day 4

Live Music

Live Music by Cherry Vynil in Club House

7am-9am
Race Day 5

Breakfast

Buffet breakfast available in the Islander Restaurant

8am
Race Day 5

Managers Meeting

Managers meeting in the Quarterdeck

11am
Race Day 5

Scheduled Race Start

Scheduled start of racing

5pm
Race Day 5

Golden Teapot Award

Golden Teapot Award subject to last boats return to the club

6pm
Race Day 5

Dinner

Dinner available in the Islander Room @ R50 per head

7am-9am
Final Race Day & Closing Ceremony

Breakfast

Buffet breakfast available in the Islander Room

8am
Final Race Day & Closing Ceremony

Managers Meeting

Managers Meeting in the PYC Quarterdeck

11am
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 Islander Room

10pm
Final Race Day & Closing Ceremony

Live Music

Live Music

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