SMYRNA Yacht Club's Lipton Cup 2018
Friday April13th - Sunday April 14th
2018 Lipton Cup Regatta
one thing I have learned is that every one is different and that we will all
have a different experience. It is easy to say it was another great event even
though we canceled Sunday due to doom
impending weather and then were unable to fit in a third race on Saturday. Of
course; the weather was not as bad as predicted on Sunday but it was blowy.
thought we would have good wind on Saturday morning so we went for two mile
legs. As the first wave crossed the line the rain came in sprinkles and the
mist started to close in. We did not know what it was like 3 miles out in the
ocean. We do know that suddenly we could see no boats.
of course, the wind died, at least on the beach to about 4 knots.
results can be assessed below.
As you can see the first race took up to 3 hours
and a few people finished on course.
was however an invigorating race for some.
a result of the finicky conditions for race 1 it was nearly 2.0pm before the
start of race 2, which was changed to a windward/leeward race due to the
malfunction of our new race marks. That’s another lesson learned. We have
this time the sun was out and it was a stunning day. It was near to 4.0pm by
the time this race finished. Although we have yearned to sail off in to the sunset
on occasions, we decided it was time to call it a day.
was no real Tiki party as everybody was rushing to become presentable for the
Saturday night party in the club.
it was yet another different Lipton Cup, but I think it was still another one
to be counted.
full results can be found below, but I will summarize:
Lipton Cup 2018 Overall Results
Division I Team
PHRFection SAYC 1
Obsession HRYC 3 1 4
Morning Dew HSA 2 4 6
Scallywag RC 4 3 7
Amigo SYC 5 5 10
Strange Bird HRYC 6 6 12
SYC 2 1 3 (TIE BREAK)
Paloma SYC 1 2 3
Ariel SAYC 4 3 7
Jenny Lind NONE 3 5 8
Sassy SYC 5 4 9
Sailaway SYC 1 1 2
Veria SAYC 3 2 5 (TIE BREAK)
Copperhead HRYC 2 3 5
Meluzina HSA 5 4 9 (TIE BREAK)
Voyager TOWN MARINA 4 5 9
M’Aingeal NONE 6 6 12
1 1 2 4
SAYC 1 2 3 6
HRYC 1 2 6 9
Lipton overall results-2018.xls
Lipton results-2018 Race 1.xls
Lipton results-2018 Race 2.xls
Regatta Registration Form 9.23.2015.pdf
2018 LIPTON CUP APPAREL ORDER FORM
Obtain your PHRF rating by visiting:
In 2017 we had Chamber of Commerce
weather. Every boat that registered had checked in on Friday night and was out
in the ocean on Saturday.We had boats from Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona
Beach, Melbourne and Port Canaveral.St. Augustine won the team trophy for a
second year, with Smyrna Yacht Club managing a distant second place.The full
results are available by clicking on the links below.
Lipton overall results-2017 Revised 4.11.xls
Lipton results-2017 Race 2.xls
Lipton results-2017 Race 3.xls
Lipton results-2017 Race 4 Revised 4.11.xls
SMYRNA Yacht Club's Brewer's Cup 2017 is over.
A great time was had by all on Friday October 27 & Saturday October 28.
See the 2017 results by clicking on the link below:
Brewers Cup Results 2017.xls
The 2018 Brewers Cup will take place on Saturday 27th October
The Brewers Cup is a downwind pursuit race with a staggered start for any and all sail
boats that can navigate the Indian River. More specifically, the Brewers Cup is a downwind “FUN” race occurring between
the Smyrna Yacht Club and Mosquito Lagoon, a distance of about 10 miles. The
direction – either racing North or South -- is chosen to create a downwind race
which allows many of the boats to fly their colorful spinnakers. The race will have a staggered start so that as
many boats as possible will finish close together. This can be particularly
This is probably the most spectacular sailing event of the year
based on close quarter spinnaker competition.
For more information, contact Genie Flynn at email@example.com Participating sailors do not have to be members of any yacht or sailing club. There are two boat ramps within 1 mile of SYC. The easiest is Edgewater just to the south of SYC.
About the Brewer's Cup:
A long-standing tradition,
Smyrna Yacht Club has hosted the Michelob Regatta each October since 1999
attracting between 20 and 30 participating boats from across Central Florida --
a notable feature on the Indian River. This is the fifth year of the new
Brewers Cup sponsored by Smyrna Yacht Club.
Boatoberfest starts on October 13th with our own Chicken Island Race. Other Clubs are welcome to come and compete and can use our Precision 15's if they wish.
The Old Men of the Sea/SYC Sailors Banquet will take place on Saturday 20th October.
Boatoberfest reaches its grand climax with the 5th running of the Brewers Cup on Saturday October 27th.
The Isles Challenge return match is scheduled for November.
The Spice Cup
The Spice Cup is a series of up to 12 races held on the first Wednesday of each month in the Ocean off of Ponce Inlet. If you would like to crew or experience a little sailing, meet us at The Tiki Bar any Wednesday at 9:30 am. We also welcome boats from other Clubs to join us in the ocean and to race with us.
SYC Sailors have 5 Precision15 boats, which they sail almost every Saturday, January through May. They have at least one pure fun day every month to give people a chance to see if sailing a small boat is for them.