REGATTAS

SMYRNA Yacht Club's Lipton Cup 2020 will take place on the 27th to 29th March 2020.

SMYRNA Yacht Club's Brewer's Cup 2019
Saturday 26th October 2019

At least the wind was out of the south, but it was a long hall down to the start at marker 15.
The first rain shower on the way to the start was light and short and the sun came out.
The wind was a little swirly and it was sometimes difficult to know which side to have the whisker pole. During the race we had a real rain deluge accompanied by a drop in wind speed. This was a real wet one. There was no way you did not get soaked.
 A good time was had by all.   The results are shown in full below.  

1st Place         Richard Gailey         Wicklow Way
2nd Place        Chris Herbster         Morning Dew
3rd Place        Philip Styne              Rumble Bee  

2019 Brewer_s Cup Results_winner sort.xls

Brewers Cup Photos

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 will be the 7th year of the new Brewers Cup sponsored by Smyrna Yacht Club. 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 is probably the most spectacular sailing event of the year based on close quarter spinnaker competition.   

Boatoberfest
Boatoberfest starts on October 12th 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 Brewers Cup will take place on Saturday October 26th.The Old Men of the Sea/SYC Sailors Banquet will take place on Saturday 2nd November.We have allowed a space on Saturday 9th  November for a Precision Boat Challenge with a local club.

SMYRNA Yacht Club's Lipton Cup 2020 will take place on the 27th to 29th March 2020.SMYRNA Yacht Club's Lipton Cup 2019Friday April 5th - Sunday April 7th 2019The conditions were not as variable as 2018. There was just so little wind the whole time. I guess it is hard to make sailors happy all the time.   We delayed the start of the first race on Saturday waiting for the wind. Then we had, maybe, 5 knots of wind so off we went only to find the ocean full of holes and it became a competition about, who could be in the right part of the ocean at the right time.   We struggled on and our PRO Robert Armes proposed, that we shorten the course to just one windward leg of about two miles. The faster boats completed the course in 1 ½ hours, with Division 2 & 3 taking about 1 hour and 40 minutes.   We now had all the boats at the windward mark two miles off shore and we decided that the second race would just be a downwind run, which enabled the spinnaker boats to show their true colors.   Sunday at the club dawned with no wind and we decided that it would be a late start. Out on the ocean it was not much different, but we went for the full course. It took Division 2 & 3 boats about 2 hours to go once around and the spinnaker boats 2 ½ hours to go twice around, so clearly there was a little more wind than on Saturday.The attention to detail by the PRO and all aboard the committee boat and the mark boat enabled us to complete 3 races. It was challenging and not quite as spirited as we would like, but still great fun. 
Click on the links below to get the full results.
Lipton results-2019 Race 1.pdf
Lipton results-2019 Race 1.pdf
Lipton results-2019 Race 2.pdf
Lipton results-2019 Race 3.pdf
Click on the links below to get the full 2019
Sailing Calendar2019
2019 SYC Sail Program.xls
Regatta Registration Form 9.23.2015.pdf
Obtain your PHRF rating by visiting: http://www.sailjax.com

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
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.