The annual Lipton Challenge Cup in South Africa is a popular event on the calendar for many sailors from all over the country. Maybe it’s the desire to pit oneself against the best that the country ...
Race results after the completion of Race 5, a Windward Leeward course over 2 rounds finishing at the same place as the start. The race started at 11h15 under the “U” flag and there were no boats that infringed the start line.
The race was sailed in an Easterly wind which ranged from about 8 to 10 knots at the start to about 45 to 5 knots at the finish. The boats maintained reasonable speeds throughout the race.
As the time limit for the race of 4 hours loomed ever closer, the boats crept slowly towards the line with RCYC finishing first at 14h52 and 50 seconds, setting the time limit clock in operation. 9 boats finished within the time limit of 30 minutes and the rest were unfortunately scored DNF.
Congratulations to RCYC on a magnificently sailed regatta counting a second in the first race and 4 first places thereafter.