Thursday, July 14, 2016

J/105 Lipton Cup Announcement

J/105s sailing San Diego (San Diego, CA)- Since 1903, the Lipton Cup has been the most prestigious trophy contested in Southern California and one of the most coveted on the West Coast. The event places America’s best yacht clubs to compete against one another using evenly-matched J/105 class one-design sailboats.  The 2016 edition on October 28-30 brings together 12 teams from California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and New York; those clubs include from the West Coast (California YC, Coronado YC, Kaneohe YC, Long Beach YC, Newport Harbor YC, San Diego YC, San Francisco YC, Southwestern YC, and St. Francis YC) and from the East Coast (Eastern YC, Larchmont YC, and New York YC).

The racing will be held in the San Diego Bay in a round robin fleet race format using equalized J/105s provided by San Diego YC and the incredibly gracious owners of the San Diego J/105 fleet.

Host San Diego Yacht Club won last year’s Lipton Cup, but will be pressed by recent winners St. Francis Yacht Club (2014) and California Yacht Club (2012). Eastern Yacht Club (MA), Kaneohe Yacht Club (HI), Larchmont Yacht Club (NY) and New York Yacht Club (NY) will be vying for their first win of the trophy.  For more Lipton Cup sailing information