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Lipton Challenge Cup. 8th Entry

Jul 2019

Lipton Challenge Cup. 8th Entry

As the hours tick down before close of entries at 1700 today (Friday 5 July), the 8th entry has been received.

‘Vivaldi’ will be representing a newly formed yacht club named Sailing PE.

Skippering ‘Vivaldi’ will be the evergreen Rick Nankin, who will be the oldest skipper in the fleet at the age of 69. Despite his age, he is a ‘youthful’ 69, and as competitive as any of the other skippers too.

But what he does bring to this entry is experience by the bucket load.

Nankin has won the Lipton Cup on 7 different occasions, so he knows exactly what it takes to mount the campaign, select the crew and train them into a winning team. Some of his team have previously won the event as skipper, and others as crew – so this is a talented team who will undoubtedly be going for glory! And they will not give their competitors an inch on the water either.


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