Lipton Cup. Day 1 Belongs to Royal Cape Yacht Club

Concentration, focus and determination on the faces of the winning RCYC team on day 1 of the Lipton Cup.
pic by Ashleigh de Villiers

The UCT Southern Charter team were 2nd overall.
pic by Ashleigh de Villiers

The Lipton Cup Challenge, which got underway today (Sunday) on the rectangular course.

‘Southern Charter UCT’ had a fantastic start and took an early lead. Just before rounding the first mark, however, defending champions ‘Royal Cape Yacht Club’ (co-sponsored by RaceAhead) managed to overtake the UCT youngsters and steadily maintained their first place since. Headed by the “dream team” of Roger Hudson and Asenathi Jim, the RCYC is a strong team and possibly the one to beat this week.

Hout Bay Yacht Club on ‘LTC Phoenix’ and False Bay Yacht Club on ‘Ziptrak Kayo’ entertained their spectators with an exciting race for third position, with HBYC finally taking third place.

An approaching cold front is sure to add some spice to the on-water action, before the final winner is decided on Friday 25 August.

Full RESULTS HERE