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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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2018 SDYC LIPTON CUP

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Day 1 R3 has begun.Update: ‪R3 finished with Southwestern Yacht Club in 1st, Newport Harbor Yacht Club in 2nd and San Diego Yacht Club in 3rd. ‬

Posted by Lipton Cup on Friday, October 26, 2018

SoCal Sailing History: Doug Peterson

This is the Official Facebook Page Administered by Doug’s Family

Sadly, much of the documentation from Doug’s office was lost after he became ill. Friends tried to help by putting the files into storage, where they eventually went missing.

They are attempting to reconstruct as many of the files as possible, for inclusion in a donation to a major Nautical Museum.

So PLEASE, post whatever photos of Doug’s boats that you might have, any rating certificates, correspondence, brochures, and other documents you may have on their Facebook Page.

Most of all, PLEASE post stories and anecdotes you might have about time spent with Doug.

If you are not a Facebooker, send to me at Steve@SoCalSailingNews.com and I will forward.  Thanks!

Apogee – Milt and Marty Vogel’s SoCal Doug Peterson rocket ship.

2017 Lipton Cup – SDYC Takes the Win

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October 27-29, 2017 – San Diego, CA

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From the SDYC Event Website:   The final day of the 103rd Challenge for the Sir Thomas Lipton Cup began with a postponement while breeze filled in from the South. Race Committee was able to get the first race off at 1:45pm setting a shorter, 3 lap course across the bay which was key in achieving all 3 races needed today to complete the regatta. The sun was just breaking through the clouds at the start of Race 10. Chicago YC was OCS, St. Francis YC won the boat end, and Larchmont YC had a great start at the pin; but was soon rolled by San Diego YC. Chicago YC recovered from their start moving into third at the first windward mark rounding. With lots of lead changes throughout the 6 leg course, it was anybody’s race. Cal YC found themselves in great pressure sailing deep on the second run. They were able to keep that momentum and secure the top seat in the first race of the last day. Larchmont had an impressive race as well, finishing second; their best race of the regatta. This morning, main trimmer, Chad Corning, talked about going into the final day, “It’s a hard regatta, the Lipton Cup, to stay consistent. So today we just want to get some good starts.”

Lipton Cup History

 

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.