Attend the Lipton Cup on July 15-16th

Attend the Lipton Cup on July 15-16th
(Photo Credit: Matt Cockburn)

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 Yacht Club and “Turenga” of Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 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. 

Last year’s Lipton Cup saw some very even racing on Port Madison between the classic and modern fleets. The modern Arunga,  owned and skippered by Bob Cadranell, finished first and the classic division Goose, owned by Peter Hofmann and skippered by Eric Jespersen, finished second. 

 

(Photo Credit: Matt Cockburn)

New to the fleet and the area was the 1948 Bjarne Aas designed Elisabeth X, owned by by Rainer Muller and skippered by Andy Parker. She has an Olympic and International pedigree, is sister to Fokus III and certainly added to the quality of Puget Sound Six Meter racing.

Please read the attached Lipton Cup 2017 NOR for more info on the regatta and how to register.

(Source: 6mR North America)