Lipton Challenge Cup History

Listed below Is a record of each and every Lipton skipper and crew member with their finishes and series results, participating yacht clubs, host clubs and PROs, plus significant parts of regatta programs for most events, and miscellaneous other observations.

This record was initiated and maintained by past commodore and Gulfport YC past Commodore and historian Joe Alfonso until his retirement in 2000, and it was taken over by GYC past Commodore and historian Dr. Tommy Hewes, who enlisted past GYA Commodore Harry Chapman to assist. Following Tommy’s death in 2017, past GYA and GYC Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge CentennialCommodore and historian Michael Hage joined Harry and the two of them now maintain this record.

Some of you will enjoy seeing finishes of spouses, children, grandchildren, parents and grandparents as well as those they sailed against.

Introduction: 1920-1998

December 1, 1920 Lipton Letter (from SYC Telltale)

The Fish Class by Rathbone DeBuys

 

Results Program Books
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