2015 Sir Thomas Lipton Cup Results
June 20 - 21, 2015

The Sir Thomas Lipton Cup is one of the oldest, and certainly among the largest at the Seattle Yacht Club. While visiting Seattle in 1911 Sir Thomas Lipton was so impressed with the physical beauty of the area, the hospitality of his hosts and what he saw as perfect sailing waters, that he promised to commemorate his visit by donating a perpetual challenge cup to the Seattle Yacht Club. Upon his return to London, Sir Thomas commissioned the cup, which arrived in 1913 and was first contested in 1914 by the "R" boats "Sir Tom" of Seattle YC and "Turenga" of Royal Vancouver YC, Canada. With the demise of the "R" class, the Lipton Cup became the main trophy for the International 6 Metre Class in the Northwest post WWII. Winners of the Cup, including boat name, skipper, and crew, have been inscribed on the Cup or on small plaques encircling the base, for the past 90+ years.

5 boats attended the regatta hosted by the Port Madison Yacht Club, 3 modern and 2 classic, all from the Puget Sound Fleet. Post World Cup Championship fatigue kept the victorious Canadians in Vancouver this year. Four light to medium air races were sailed in tight formation with little regard for the age of the boats. In the end it was Saga (classic) and Frenzy (modern) tied for first with Saga getting the series and their names on the Cup on the tie breaker. Not the first time for Saga having won it now four times over the years. Everyone enjoyed a nice evening at the Summer Solstice Dinner at PMYC.

-Andy Parker

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LIPTON CUP RESULTS JULY 23, 2015
BOAT RACE 1 RACE 2 RACE 3 RACE 4
SERIES TOT
PLACE
SAGA 2 1 2 1
6 TIE
1
ARUNGA 3 4 3 3
13
3
FRENZY 1 2 1 2
6 TIE
2
ST. FRANCIS V 4 3 4 DNF, 4
15
4
MAY BE VII 5 5 5 DNF, 4
19
5
ANDICAP RESULTS - RACE 3 SCORED BOAT FOR BOAT DUE TO BAD DATA
BOAT HDCP RACE 1 RACE 2 RACE 3 RACE 4 SERIES TOT PLACE
SAGA 136 1 1 1 1
4
1
ARUNGA 122 4 3 3 3
13
3
FRENZY 126 2 2 2 2
8
2
ST. FRANCIS V 132 4 3 4 DNF,4
15
4
MAYBE VII 136 5 5 5 DNF, 4
19
5
RESULTS INCLUDED FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY