Cox’s Five Wins in Lipton Cup
by Richard Crockett
“Grand slam to the Point Yacht Club – that’s the result of the 1972 Lipton Cup, sailed at sea off Durban during July. ‘Tintomara’, skippered by David Cox, commodore of the Point Yacht Club, walked away with the cup with five wins out of a possible five.
“Runner-up was Jimmy Whittle, skippering ‘Sun Rose’, who won last year’s contest in the same waters with ‘Tarpon’, skippered by John Waller of Cape Town in third.
“The result has a certain irony in that Jimmy Whittle is the owner of both ‘Tintomara’ and ‘Sun Rose’. Jimmy wanted to make the Lipton Cup as competitive as possible and loaned ‘Tintomara’ to the Point Yacht Club for the event.
“David Cox was nominated by the club as skipper and he gathered a young crew to sail and tune the boat in two months before the event. After a number of modifications (mostly of a dinghy nature) ‘Tintomara’ was considered to be in reasonable trim.”
READ THE FULL REPORT HERE: Pages from 1972 08 – SAY – OCR