More Regatta photos We've uploaded some photos by Bernie Kaaks into the photo gallery on the web site.
Teri Dodds photos from the 2014 Lipton Cup Regatta Teri Dodds took some great photos on Day 1 of this year's Lipton Cup Regatta. She's posted them on her facebook page -
Thank you to the volunteers A big "Thank You" to all those who volunteered and assisted with the Lipton Cup Regatta last weekend - we couldn't have done it without you. On behalf of the Lipton Cup ...
Ikon wins the Lipton Cup An emotional Bruce McCracken heaped praise on his crew after winning the 2014 Lipton Cup in the Beneteau First 45 Ikon. 'We’ve been trying to win this trophy for years...

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Day 1 Race Report

Bernie Kaaks has written a race report from Day 1 for Sail-World. Here's a link to the article -

Big fleet for Day 1 of the Lipton

There were more than 150 boats out on the water today enjoying great racing conditions in Day 1 of this year's Lipton Cup Regatta. The skies were grey, but the rain held off until evening.

Sailing Instructions Amended

Amended sailing instructions have been issued for keelboat Divisions A, B & S38; Division C & Sportsboats; and Division D & Trailable Yachts. The amended versions can be downloaded from the documents page. Please check that you have the latest versions.

Get set for racing with an egg & bacon roll, and a free coffee

Egg and bacon rolls will be available on Saturday and Sunday morning at a special price of $7.00. Grab a roll and a free coffee of your choice (courtesy of the Penfold Motors group) and go sailing. Fruit salad, gourmet rolls and muffins will also be available.

Sailing Instructions for keelboat divisions

The sailing instructions for the keelboat divisions, sportsboats and trailable yachts have been posted on the website. There are separate sailing instructions for Saturday's racing and for the long race on Sunday, so make sure you download both documents.

Sailing Instructions for off-the-beach divisions

The sailing instructions for the off-the-beach divisions are now available. There are two sets - one for the lasers and multihulls (races will be run by Port Melbourne Yacht Club) and one for all other off-the-beach classes (races will be run by Williamstown Sailing Club)

Entries closing soon!

Entries for the 2014 Lipton Cup Regatta are closing soon, so don't forget to get your entry in. Entries for keelboat divisions close at noon on Wednesday 12 November, and at 10.00 am on Saturday 15 November for off-the-beach classes. Late entries may be accepted at the sole discretion of the Race Committee.

What's on for your family and friends

Visitors are more than welcome to relax at Royals while they are waiting for their tired adventurers to return from a hard day's racing. Just sign the visitors book, and all is fine. The dining room will be open for lunch on both the Saturday and Sunday, and food will also be available for purchase after racing. The bar will be open from 11.00 am, and coffees will be available all day.

Come back to Royals after racing

All competitors in the Lipton Cup Regatta are invited to come back to Royals after racing. Bring your friends and family too! The bar will be open, and there'll be music from a DJ. Grab a burger from the BBQ on Saturday. Presentations for the off-the-beach divisions will take place on Saturday (approximately 18.30-19.00 hrs) for the keelboat divisions, after the racing on the Sunday afternoon.

Registering your boat in TopYacht

This year, the Lipton Cup Regatta is using the TopYacht Entry System. For those who aren't familiar with TopYacht, here's a guide prepared by Williamstown Sailing Club on how to register your boat online. It's been written for those who are not so web savvy, and largely for those who are entering their boat into the TopYacht Entry System for the first time.

OTB Marine Victorian Sailing Cup

We are delighted that this year, for the first time, the Lipton Cup Regatta will make up a leg of the Victorian Sailing Cup series (Yachting Victoria's series for Junior and Youth Classes). International Cadet, Optimist and Minnow sailors competing in the Lipton can earn points towards OTB Marine Victorian Sailing Cup.

Two weeks to go

With only two weeks to go until the start of this year's Lipton Cup Regatta, excitement is mounting and the entries are rolling in. If you haven't entered yet, its not too late - get your crew organised, and sign up for a great weekend.

On-line entry now open

With only a couple of weeks to go until the opening of the summer sailing season, it’s time to get your entry in for the 2014 Lipton Cup Regatta. On-line entry is now open.

Notice of Race released for the 2014 Lipton Cup Regatta

The Notice of Race has been released. The Organising Committee has honed the program to deliver the perfect balance between competitive racing and fun for everyone, and to ensure that boats can participate at reasonable cost. Don't miss out on what promises to be a great event!

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Behind the scenes with John Burgess, Regatta Chair

For Port Philip sailors, the Lipton Cup is one of the highlights of the summer season. We quizzed John Burgess, Chair of the Lipton Cup Organising Committee, on exactly what is involved in bringing off a successful event.

2014 Lipton Cup Regatta Guide released

The Lipton Cup Organising Committee have released the 2014 Lipton Cup Regatta Guide. The Guide has all the information you need to start planning your participation in this great weekend of sailing, including a preliminary race schedule.
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