Lipton Cup – Race 2

This was a day of mixed fortunes and frustrations as the first race had to be abandoned due to the vagaries of the wind, although another was eventually completed. The second race was sailed in about 8 knots of westerly wind with flat water.

Lipton Cup 2015 - race 2. pic by Trevor Wilkins/Ashleigh de Villiers

Lipton Cup 2015 – race 2.
pic by Trevor Wilkins/Ashleigh de Villiers

Lipton Cup 2015 - race 2. pic by Trevor Wilkins/Ashleigh de Villiers

Lipton Cup 2015 – race 2.
pic by Trevor Wilkins/Ashleigh de Villiers

Lipton Cup 2015 - race 2. pic by Trevor Wilkins/Ashleigh de Villiers

Lipton Cup 2015 – race 2.
pic by Trevor Wilkins/Ashleigh de Villiers

The old and very competent RCYC team of David Rae and Greg Davis put in a polished performance to win the race ahead of the RNYC – and establish themselves firmly at the top of the leader board.

Day 1 winners, Hout Bay YC, were unable to continue their winning streak from race 1, and ended up 6th, putting them 2nd overall a single point ahead of the RNYC. There was about 90 seconds between each of the top three finishers, with Cell C LDYC being third over the line.

There was heartbreak for the team from Milnerton Aquatic Club as there was a Race Committee protest against them. The outcome was that 2 points to be added to the score of race 2 – one penalty point for the anchor not conforming to class rules and one penalty point for racing with lower guard rails that were not tensioned to class rule specifications.

Results HERE

Images by master photographer Trevor Wilkins and his assist Asheligh de Villiers HERE