by Richard Crockett
Few of those sailing the ‘modern’ Lipton Cup contests know the real history of the event.
What even fewer people know is that in 1958 Wilfred Hancock scored a ‘grand slam’ of victories by winning ALL 5 races in that contest.
In the ‘70s David Cox also scored a ‘grand slam’ of victories – and to my knowledge this has not been achieved again, and looks less and less likely to happen as time passes.
These 3 images are how the 1958 event was covered by the then SA Yachting magazine.