Historical Lipton Cup – the 1958 Contest

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.