Sponsored by Co-Op Toyota the Lipton Cup was held Monday 13 February 2023.
There were two racing categories, one for spinnakers and the other for those skippers who prefer to sail without a spinnaker. Each category was separated into two Divisions. The start line for all races was directly in front of the Regatta Grounds which served as a fantastic vantage point for spectators.
The spinnaker Divisions commenced at 1.30pm followed ten minutes later by the non-spinnaker yachts. Both Divisions sailed a course which includes permanent marks in the River Derwent close to the spectators.
In the spinnaker races, the winner on handicap in Division 1 will be presented with the Lipton Cup. This Cup was presented to the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in 1914 and has been competed for ever since.
Please note there was no twilight race at the 2023 Regatta.
In 2023 the Regatta was pleased to share entry information for the 96th Bruny Island Race hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania.
“The Bruny Island Race is an 89 nautical mile circumnavigation of the elongated island south of Hobart originally called ‘The Ocean Race’.
The Bruny Island Race is the oldest, continuously (almost) conducted inshore/offshore race in Tasmania, arguably in Australia, providing the challenge of inshore sailing through the winding reaches of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and the open ocean waters of the Tasman Sea.”