Sunday 25 Feb 18 Lipton Cup
Class : All BHC Races : 1
The Sir Thomas Lipton Cup was presented to the Club by Unilever Ceylon some years ago and it celebrates his five challenges for the Americas Cup between 1899 and 1930. He failed to win on each occasion but remained a popular character in the sport. One of the most prestigious cups at the club. Single fleet race and Crews must be carried.
OOD Mike Thompson
Sailors raced for the Lipton Cup. There were 8 boats on the water with 7 eligible for the Lipton Cup. Mike, as OOD, set a course which took the boats on a large 3 lap circuit of the lake with a long list of mark instructions to follow. A mixed set of wind conditions made for challenging sailing. Ahead of the fleet Anil & Michelle and Duncan & Gail battled for the honours & the rest of the fleet for the remaining places. Anil & Michelle won the battle & of course the Lipton Cup. Well done to them & to Duncan & Gail for putting up such a fight. Full results to be found on the website
In the concurrent fleet race Capt. Per raced over the line well ahead of everyone else in his Nacra. A beautiful sight when she catches the stronger winds. With Boat & Personal Handicap it was in fact Ernst who the fleet race.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the delicious tandoori wrap lunch which followed the racing. Thank you Gail.
Happy sailing everyone & enjoy your club
|1||Anil Gunawardana||Michelle Gunawardana|
|2||Duncan Fraser||Gail Fraser|