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Lipton Challenge Cup. 10th Entry

Jul 2019

Lipton Challenge Cup. 10th Entry

Has the best been saved for last? The answer will only be known after the final results of this year’s Lipton Cup are tallied.

‘SCUD’, competing under the Langebaan Yacht Club burgee, has a star studded crew with 5 of the 7 named crew so far having a Lipton Cup victory under their belts.

But it’s at the blunt end of the boat “in the office” where the real fire power of SCUD is laid bare as her co-skipper and helmsman, Greg Davis, has 12 Lipton Cup victories to his name, while co-skipper Geoff Meek has 2. That’s a serious amount of talent calling the shots, and this has to be added to the experience of the rest of the crew to realise what potential they have.

In the Lipton Challenge Cup one cannot rest on one’s laurels and expect past successes to count for anything in a fleet which, once all entries are received and the crews assessed, will undoubtedly be regarded as one of the most competitive racing fleets ever assembled in this country.

Couple this to the fact that they will be sailing the Cape 31 class yacht for the very first time in this competition, only a very bold or very ignorant person would predict a winner.

Whatever happens, this is going to be one of those “must watch” regattas.



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