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Newport Harbor Yacht Club Wins the 2019 Lipton Cup

By Casey Allocco, SDYC Communications Coordinator | October 28, 2019

RESULTS

The coveted Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup trophy is leaving San Diego Yacht Club and heading north to the home of this year’s winners: Newport Harbor Yacht Club! After three days of intense, close racing, skipper Justin Law and his seasoned crew earned their bragging rights by winning four of eleven races and staying in the top half of the fleet for almost every other race this weekend.

“It was super stressful. We just really played ball that last race. We had to stay five boats within Chicago and the team just did enough. Winning the first race made the tension go away and it was a great way to start the day. It set us up for a successful final two races,” commented Law.

The overall results of the 2019 Lipton Cup show Newport Harbor Yacht Club finishing first overall with 40 points. Close behind is Chicago Yacht Club in second with 43 points and San Diego Yacht Club in third with 47 points.

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LESS THAN ONE WEEK TO START OF 2017 TRANSPAC

Numerous pre-race events celebrate the 49th edition of this biennial classic ocean race

LOS ANGELES, CA – The first wave of three starts to the 49th edition of the 2017 biennial Transpac Race starts next Monday, July 3rd, when 17 yachts in three monohull divisions will cross the start line at Point Fermin in Los Angeles to race to the finish at Diamond Head in Honolulu 2225 miles away. In addition, one yacht in the multihull division – Jerzy Poprawski’s catamaran Kastor Pollux – will make the start this day as well.

Photo: Sharon Green/Ultimate Sailing

The starting gun will fire at 1:00 PM Pacific time, with the first (and only) mark of the course being to leave the West End of Catalina Island to port, 26 miles away. From there its over the horizon for a journey that could take some as long as 2 weeks, others as short as a few days depending on weather and size and speed of their boats.

Those that start on Monday will be the slowest boats in the fleet of 55 entries, with faster boats starting in another wave on Wednesday, July 5th and the fastest starting on Thursday July 6th, all at 1:00 PM except for the Multihulls on Thursday starting at 1:30.

Photo: Doug Gifford/Ultimate Sailing

Prior to the first start, organizers at the Transpacific Yacht Club have several pre-race events planned:


– On Thursday evening July 29th a VIP mixer open to race participants and invited guests will be hosted by Farmers & Merchants Bank, featuring a presentation made by noted designers Morelli & Melvin Design and Engineering on the latest in multihull technology…a fitting discussion given yesterday’s exciting conclusion of the America’s Cup.


– All Transpac Skippers, Crew and Guests are invited to the First Start Kick Off Party at Shoreline Yacht Club in Long Beach on Friday, June 30th from 5:00 – 11:00 PM. Burgers and More will be available from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, No-Host Bar from 3:00 – 11:00 PM, and Live Music will be provided by Uncle Monkey.


– On Saturday July 1st teams will pick up their registration materials and attend the Skippers Meeting for final instructions for the race.
Gladstone’s venue – photo Doug Gifford/Ultimate Sailing

– After the Skipper’s Meeting, Gladstone’s of Long Beach will once again be hosting the TransPac Aloha Party. The activities will commence at 1800 at the Bandshell next to the restaurant. Teams will be introduced and will receive the traditional Hawaiian blessing for safe travels and ‘fair winds and following seas.’ Tickets are available for order at https://2017.transpacyc.com/forms/send-off-party.


Photo courtesy Circle Porsche


– From 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Sunday, July 2ndCircle Porsche is hosting Porsche Palooza, a fun day featuring test drives, new models from Porsche, and an impressive collection of 50 vintage models as well. Food, music, and many of the boats participating in Transpac will also be on display. The event is open to the public and is being held at Gladstone’s and the Pine Street Pier in Long Beach.

Photo: Doug Gifford/Ultimate Sailing

– Unless called to duty, the Long Beach Fire Department will give a water show display for boats heading out to the start area in celebration of the fleet. Each boat will also be given a cannon salute as they leave Rainbow Harbor and be escorted out of the harbor by Hawaiian outrigger canoes.


“We’re very excited about this year’s fleet doing the race,” said TPYC Commodore Bo Wheeler. “We have a great mix of traditional and modern boats, those who are doing this for the first time and those who are seasoned veterans, and those doing the race for fun and those who are seriously in search of course records and putting their names in the history books alongside other prominent ocean sailors from around the world. This diversity is what makes this a great race.”


For those interested in viewing the race firsthand on a spectator boat, contact Karen Edwards at Kledwards1010@gmail.com. Media interested in attendance must first register with the event at the Press registration page found at  https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4073.


From on land the start may be seen from a cliff-top view at the historic lighthouse at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro.

 

For more information, visit http://2017.transpacyc.com.

NEWPORT HARBOR YACHT CLUB WINS 2016 LIPTON CUP

October 28-30, 2016        San Diego, CA

Congratulations to Newport Harbor Yacht Club’s team, winners of the 2016 Lipton Cup! This year’s champions were Greg Helias, J.P. Peschelt, Peter Kinney, Bill Menninger, Michael Menninger, and skipper Jon Pinckney.

The 2016 Lipton Cup ended dramatically today under ominous clouds and light rain. Despite challenging wind directions on San Diego Bay, Race Committee ran three races, completing all 12 scheduled races for the weekend, meaning every team competed in each of the J/105s.

Newport Harbor Yacht Club (NHYC) won the first two races and even though they finished ninth in the third race, they were able to keep their overall lead and win the regatta by one point. NHYC finished third in 2014 and second in 2015, so it was game on to see if they could pull off the win this year.

The first race of the today was between Coronado Yacht Club (CorYC) and NHYC. CorYC was leading until the second weather mark when NHYC moved into first place, with a clean spinnaker. Race two was a Southern California battle between San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC), Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC) and NHYC who were all neck and neck at the beginning of the race. LBYC passed SDYC on a tack and maintained their lead around the second weather mark and downwind to the finish.

Pinckney shared how he was successful both today and during the whole weekend. “We fought really hard and we had a really good team. I think one of keys was whenever we were down in the race, we were able to come back. There were two races we didn’t, but there were also a lot of other races when we did. The first two races today we started well, but the last race we had to battle once again. When you’re battling you have to rely on your whole team and everyone was really good.”

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The skies opened up and it started raining for the final race of the day at 3pm in about 9 knots of wind. Almost the whole fleet rounded the first weather on top of each other, but St. Francis Yacht Club (StFYC) managed to break in front of the fleet and keep the lead until the finish. StFYC’s win of the last race moved them up to a second place finish overall and just one point away from the overall win.

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StFYC’s skipper, Chris Raab, knew where he needed to finish going into the last race. “I was thinking about how badly I screwed up in race eleven, so I knew we had to win the last race. It was an interesting race since SDYC and NHYC were so close. My strategy was to get ahead of NHYC, because once we get ahead, we stay strong and nobody catches us. So that’s what we did.”

Before the awards ceremony, Pinckney reflected on his overall win. “It feels really good. It’s been a long time coming.”

Full results are available online here. Photos are available here.

The Lipton Cup would like to thank its sponsors: Ballast PointHelly HansenNorth SailsPacific Gate San Diego & Zeal Optics. And special thanks to the local J/105 owners for lending their boats to make this regatta possible.

FINAL RESULTS

 

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TWELVE TEAMS TO CONTEND FOR THE 2016 LIPTON CUP STARTING TOMORROW

From the Lipton Cup Website:

The 102nd Challenge for the Sir Thomas Lipton Cup, San Diego Yacht Club’s signature fall regatta, will be sailed on October 28-30, 2016. Named for the historic yachtsman and tea baron, Sir Thomas Lipton, the Lipton Cup allows yacht clubs’ teams to face off to determine who is the best of the best. It has been the most prestigious trophy contested in Southern California and one of the most coveted on the West Coast since 1903.

Racers will compete in San Diego Bay, allowing plenty of viewing opportunities for friends and family along the waterfront. To ensure fairness, the regatta will be held in a round robin format using equalized J/105s provided by owners of local Southern California boats. There will be a practice day on Thursday, October 27.

Twelve teams from around the country will compete in this year’s regatta: Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club, California Yacht Club, Coronado Yacht Club, Eastern Yacht Club, Larchmont Yacht Club, Long Beach Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club, Newport Harbor Yacht Club, San Diego Yacht Club, San Francisco Yacht Club, Southwestern Yacht Club, and St. Francis Yacht Club.

Host San Diego Yacht Club won last year’s Lipton Cup while St. Francis Yacht Club and California Yacht Club have also won within the past 5 years. Eastern Yacht Club, Larchmont Yacht Club and New York Yacht Club will be vying for their first win of the trophy, while San Francisco Yacht Club’s last win was back in 1916.

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Returning SDYC skipper Tyler Sinks is confident that the skills of the 2016 team will help them win the trophy again. Going into the Lipton Cup weekend, Team SDYC will concentrate on sailing well and keeping their heads in their own boat.

“Sailing well is only thing we can control and if we can do that, we’ll put ourselves in a position to win,” explains Sinks.

This year’s Lipton Cup will feature three days of competitive sailing with a dockside social on Friday, and a Saturday night banquet for competitors and guests after racing. The awards party will take place on Sunday after racing.

Event co-chair, Joanne O’Dea, explains the spirit of the weekend. “Lipton Cup is a fun event because its three days of intense competition on the water — matched with equal enthusiasm for the camaraderie off the water. San Diego Yacht Club is proud to host this event every year and is excited to welcome the visiting teams to our bay.”

Sinks is also looking forward to a weekend of fun. “The Club does such a great job with the regatta and so many club members come out to watch the sailing, hopefully the weather will cooperate and we’ll be able to give them some exciting racing.”

The Lipton Cup Regatta and San Diego Yacht Club would like to thank its sponsors: Ballast Point, Helly Hansen, North Sails, Pacific Gate San Diego & Zeal Optics.

2016 SDYC Yachting Cup

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RESULTS

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“Sunday was much nicer than Saturday,” confirmed Joanne O’Dea on the J/105, Viggen, which took fourth place in the J/105 class. “The breeze was perfect and steady at 220-225 on Course C for Sunday’s three races. Our crew hadn’t all sailed together since the New Year’s Day Race and it was so nice to be with them this weekend and get back into a groove. Our roundings were perfect, the mechanics on the boat were great and though our starts were shy at first, they steadily improved each race.”

Sunday’s winds were slower to accelerate, starting at around 5 knots at 220. Luckily, they picked up to about 10 knots with gusts at 12 by the start of the second races. The wind was consistently shifting right all day, so many San Diego sailors were thankful to be back in their everyday conditions.

Ben Mitchell on the NM 50 Elixir, which won the Division AA class, also appreciated the classic San Diego day. “The sailing was much better than Saturday. Our first start was excellent, the second was mediocre at best and we just tried to stay as conservative as possible for the third start since we knew we were in the lead. We were fortunate that Fox and Staghound were engrossed in a battle out there and this saved us some time and likely helped contribute to our win.”

The J/105, J/70 and Division A classes faced very tough competition, with the top racers only a few points apart throughout the whole weekend. Resolute, a J/125 owned by Tim Fuller, took first place in Division A despite being down two crewmembers on Sunday.

“We were neck and neck with Rock & Roll this whole weekend,” explained crewmember Patrick Murray on Resolute. “But our fast boat speed and good starts helped us overcome the fact that we didn’t have our full crew. We were able to pull off a win and that really solidified the whole regatta experience for us.”

Scott Tempesta, skipper of the Melges 32 Anarchy, commented that, “The competition was superb given the disparity of size within our class. Our last race was by far our best and I’m so happy we ended the regatta on a high note like that.”

Anarchy was the top Melges 32 boat and took third place in Division A after Resolute and Rock & Roll.

After Sunday’s races, competitors gathered on the Sail Wash Lawn for the award ceremony where Commodore Doug Werner and Regatta Chair Julie Servais presented awards to class top finishers and the overall winner, Rival, a J/35 in Division C skippered by David Boatner. Rival finished Sunday with three bullets to overcome Dennis Conner’s (Menace XVII) excellent performance on Saturday and earned their spot on the Yachting Cup Overall Winner perpetual trophy.

“For many reasons, Yachting Cup is one of my favorite regattas at the club,” expressed Werner. “It has a great liveliness which wouldn’t be possible without our incredible regatta chair, Julie Servais. I’d also like to thank the Race Committee, Protest Committee, SDYC staff, all the competitors and our event sponsors. The success of Yachting Cup is truly a team effort.”

The Yachting Cup would like to thank its sponsors:  Sailing Supply/Downwind Marine, Pirates Lair, Ballast Point, SunBum, Helly Hansen, North Sails, North Sails Graphics, SD Boatworks, Tesla Motors, Anchor Gloves, Efficient Working Bodies and Lemon & Lime.

For more information or media inquiries, please contact Emily Willhoft.
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Communications Director
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Helly Hansen San Diego NOOD Regatta 2016

San Diego Yacht Club & Coronado Yacht Club

Over 100 boats in multiple classes raced in two venues in San Diego this past weekend.  Conditions were fresh with great sea breezes filling in for all three days providing some great racing for all.

FINAL RESULTS

Images of the HELLY HANSEN NOOD REGATTA, March 18-20, 2016 • Hosted by the Coronado & San Diego Yacht Club.Sunday, the last day of racing at the NOOD regatta with a 10 knot breeze and a sunny clear sky. Overall winner Bruce Golison in the J70 Midlife Crisis USA 26 Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY
Bruce Golison’s winning team on the J/70 Midlife Crisis (l to r) Dan Morris, Jay Golison, Steve Hunt and Bruce.
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From the NOOD Press Release:

GOLISON WINS THE DAY AND THE SAN DIEGO NOOD’S OVERALL

In the final race of the J/70 series at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in San Diego, Bruce Golison’s team on Midlife Crisis won the pin, took the first cross, and sealed the team’s regatta win.

More than 100 teams competing in 12 classes returned to the water today for the final day of racing in San Diego for the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta, the largest national sailboat racing circuit in the United States. Bruce Golison’s J/70 Midlife Crisis came out on top, winning its J/70 fleet and the regatta’s overall title. The win earns Golison a trip to the British Virgin Islands to compete in the Helly Hansen NOOD Championship Regatta, hosted by Sunsail.

 Golison, a champion sailor from Rossmoor, California, is relatively new to the J/70, which is one of sailing’s most popular one-design classes. The San Diego NOOD Regatta was the start of a long campaign for Golison, with the ultimate goal being the J/70 World Championship in San Francisco in September. For the NOOD, he assembled a team that included his brother Jay, professional sailor Steve Hunt, and Dan Morris, an Olympic-class dinghy sailor. This was their first weekend in the boat together and after a slow start on Friday, says Golison, they steadily improved, wining the regatta by only two points over Jeff Janov’s team on Minor Threat.

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