“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. What A Corker As Witbank Win!

The 2019 Lipton Cup winners from Witbank Yacht & Aquatic Club.
pic by Alec Smith

By Richard Crockett

The best way to write about the 2019 event is to start at the prize giving! It had been said countless times in the build-up to the regatta, and while racing was taking place, that this was simply the most competitive fleet for many years with the cream of our best sailors competing.

To kick off his victory speech, David Rae requested that all Lipton Cup winners stand, then World Champions, National Champions and Olympians too. There were more standing than sitting! Proof enough that the cream of the crop was there.

This was an incredible regatta in every single way possible. Here’s why.

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