The Co-Op Toyota Lipton Cup
The prestigious Lipton Cup yacht race as been a constant at the Royal Hobart Regatta since 1925. The first race was commissioned by Sir Thomas Lipton of the Lipton tea fame. The Lipton Cup is a one-off race where the winner is decided by a handicap rating system and is one of the trophies sailors in Tasmania want to win for their trophy tally.
The Bruny Island yacht race
The 95th Bruny Island Race is the oldest, continuously (almost) conducted inshore/offshore race in Australia, starting in front of the Regatta Grounds, the Bruny Island Race is an 89 nautical mile circumnavigation of the elongated Bruny Island. The race finishes at Castray Esplanade, Battery Point. The New Zealand maxi yacht Konica Minolta set the record of 8 hours 02 minutes and 59 seconds in the 2005, a record that still stands today. Tasmania’s largest yacht “Alive” owned by Phillip Turner has come close a number of times in beating this record.
The race will start at 9.30 on Saturday the 12th of February 2022 in front of the Royal Hobart Regatta Grounds and is a spectacular sight for any yachting enthusiast to see.