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The Lipton Cup

The Lipton Cup, named after Sir Thomas Lipton, is a beautiful sterling silver antique trophy which has had a significant impact on Smyrna Yacht Club. The history of this treasure gives it, and the events that are associated with it, a certain mystique from which tradition is created. The Lipton Cup Regatta has become a prestigious sailing event on the Florida East Coast. Every year it is supported by up to 30 boats from as far north as Charleston to Melbourne in the south. Lipton Cup 2022 The Smyrna Yacht Club Lipton Cup 2022. It was rough! The sort of rough, when competitors begin to wonder whether they should be here. Seas up to 7ft with winds of 20 mph plus. In fact every boat entered competed in the first race and our Committee and Mark boats also managed to survive in very demanding conditions.   Maybe the celebrations which accompany any regatta helped.   The event was an overall success on the ocean, at the viewing party at the Springhill Suites and at the Smyrna Yacht Club. The winners were:   Performance Division:    1st Place - Eagle One, Tim LaRiviere from Smyrna Yacht Club. 2nd Place - Rapid Transit, Tom Davis from The Rudder Club, Jacksonville. 3rd Place - Qwik Sail, Bob Scaringe from Port Canaveral Yacht Club. Cruising Division   1st Place - Way Maker, Patrick Fisher Carne. 2nd Place - Incommunicado, David Smith/Bill Wills from Smyrna Yacht Club. 3rd Place - Sailaway, Phil Cornett from Smyrna Yacht Club.

The Brewers Cup

ANNOUNCING THE BREWERS CUP 2022 On Saturday, October 22nd the Brewers Cup takes place – 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 can be particularly exciting. This is probably the most spectacular sailing event of the year based on close quarter spinnaker competition. Participants and spectators should prepare for a fun race. For more information, contact Genie Flynn at (860) 729 5899 or at eflynn@snet.net Participating sailors do not have to be members of any yacht or sailing club. Note: Overnight dockage is available at SYC. In addition there are two boat ramps within 1 mile of SYC. The easiest is Edgewater just to the south of SYC. For those entering the race, festivities will start at the SYC Tiki at 5:30 pm on Friday 21st October. This is a good time for those requiring overnight dockage to turn up. The Registration table will be open and a Skippers Meeting will take place at 6:00 pm. There will be more food on Saturday afternoon when the trophy presentation takes place around 5:30 pm. A long-standing tradition, Smyrna Yacht Club has hosted the Brewer's Cup Regatta each October since 1999 attracting between 20 and 30 participating boats from across Central Florida -- a notable feature on the Indian River. The Brewer's 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 Brewer's Cup is a downwind “FUN” race occurring between the Smyrna Yacht Club and Mosquito Lagoon, a distance of about 10 miles.