Lipton Trophy

3 December 2016

 

 

 

 

Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions

Start Times

Entry Form (or sign-on on the day at least 15 minutes before their warning signal, or no later than 1430 hours, whichever is earlier)

HISTORY OF THE LIPTON TROPHY

Courtesy of the late Frank Hydes

Bob Hawley and Richard Hownam-Meek were joint owners of the yacht "Calypso". Bob's company were the agents for Lipton Tea and the Lipton's representative, who was himself a keen yachtsman, used to time his annual visits to Hong Kong to enable him to do some racing with Bob and Richard.

One year he joined them in a Hong Kong Royal Navy Volunteer Reserves Memorial Vase race and happened to mention that Lipton Tea had recently given a trophy to a Club in the UK. Bob and Richard plied him with more beer until their hint penetrated and a few months later a magnificent silver model of a J Class yacht resulted.

For the benefit of the younger generation, between 1899 and 1930 Mr (later Sir) Thomas Lipton challenged repeatedly for the America's Cup and built no less than five "Shamrocks". In 1920 Shamrock IV came within one race of winning the cup. Terms laid down by the New York Yacht Club included the stipulation that the challenger should have sailed across the Atlantic to challenge. Interesting also, perhaps, as representing the social attitudes of the times, Lipton, considered a mere grocer by the Committee, was never accepted for membership of the Royal Yacht Squadron.

2016 Provisional Results

Boat Name Sail No Class Skipper Finish Time Pos
Solstice 668 Pandora K W Chair 16:27:47 1
Buster 517 Ruffian Nick Bryan 16:34:51 2
Dragonfly 57 Dragon Van Olphen 16:35:22 3
Panopae 159 Pandora Joseph Wong 16:35:28 4
Gunga Din 1243 Etchells Laurence Mead 16:35:44 5
Victory 9 515 Ruffian Li Fook Hing 16:36:25 6
Merlin 64 Sportsboat Steve Bourne 16:36:29 7
Tomffoolery 3997 Flying Fifteen Tom Sheppard 16:37:20 8
San Long 2217 Sportsboat Johan Leven/Sheridan Teasel 16:39:18 9
Celines 1 Dragon Marc Castagnet 16:39:33 10
Ambush 2388 Big Boat Isler/Taylor 16:39:51 11
Taxi 1047 Impala Dennis Chien 16:40:12 12
Schanulleke 250 Ruffian Harry Hirst 16:40:51 13
Impala 1 9546 Impala Burrell / Chan 16:40:57 14
Incoming 1047 Etchells Ian Fleming/Simon Wood 16:41:22 15
 Diablo 208 Ruffian Ray So 16:41:43 16
GNU 262 Impala Phil 16:42:26 17
Havoc 2243 Sportsboat Cem Yurdum 16:42:28 18
Meihem 696 Etchells Cheung Mei Han 16:43:41 19
Hot Wired 60 Sportsboat Gerardus Sonnemans 16:43:46 20
Boss Hogg 1066 Impala Bob Yu / Francis Cheung 16:43:54 21
Gambit 1612 Big Boat Keith Mowser 16:43:55 22
Diva Deux 1193 Etchells Mark Yeadon 16:44:03 23
The Answer is ..? 938 Etchells Charlie Manzoni 16:44:13 24
Gnarwhal 72 Sportsboat Eliot Cargile 16:44:14 25
Panache 167 Pandora Edmond Chan 16:45:08 26
Kerfuffle 3979 Flying Fifteen Carlyon / Robert 16:45:13 27
Full Power 4038 Flying Fifteen Sam Chan 16:45:40 28
Kiasu 2136 Big Boat Herman Wong/Yves Melot 16:46:02 29
Rainbow Chaser 731 Impala Abdool Lau 16:46:03 30
Moll 1045 Impala P Bowring 16:46:18 31
Sidewinder 2068 Sportsboat John Graham 16:46:21 32
Are We There Yet 1358 Etchells Thomas Chueng 16:46:39 33
Zulu 1190 Etchells Knox / Botsford 16:46:55 34
Invictus 2236 J80 Angus Fong 16:46:59 35
Footloose 2252 J80 Henry Wong / Walder Ip 16:47:37 36
Also Can 785 Impala Ambrose Lo 16:47:48 37
Bandelero 207 Ruffian Bosco / Brooks 16:47:56 38
JeNa PaBe 2253 J80 Ben Chong 16:48:01 39
Pathfinder 3735 Flying Fifteen Clive Bunyard 16:48:29 40
Bumphead 2261 J80 Alan Tse 16:48:44 41
Caviar 716 Impala Cramond Wong 16:50:04 42
NO NAME 3882 Flying Fifteen YAMAMOTO Koichi 16:50:20 43
Joss 2237 J80 Fraser Boyd 16:50:56 44
Madame Kay 2288 Impala TY Wong 16:53:29 45
Piped Piepr 235 Impala CY Fong / M Ma 16:54:02 46
Forty Forte 3990 Flying Fifteen Warwick Simons 16:55:37 47
Fuzzy Duck 1180 Etchells Sophie Michalski 16:57:48 48
Frantic 3476 Flying Fifteen Waichuen Chan 17:00:55 49
Skiver 3304 Flying Fifteen Eric 17:01:07 50
Ffolly 3604 Flying Fifteen Isaac Thomas 17:01:45 51
  150 Pandora Gary DNF  
Silverstrand 713 Etchells Mathieu Brummer DNF