Hot start for home team at Lipton Cup

San Diego, CA (October 28, 2021) – The San Diego Yacht Club team dominated day one of the Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup, with Tyler Sinks’ team posting a 1-2-2-1 in the field of 12 yacht club teams across the United States.

With 12 races planned in the round robin series in J/105s, it was a good start which came from good starts. “We got off the line well,” noted Sinks. “The team did a good job of keeping us in the pressure. It was tricky and really shifty, but we always stayed in phase and kept the boat moving. It’s a long event and we’re only a third of the way through it. The rule of thumb is to not lose the regatta on the first day and we accomplished that mission.”

With racing in South San Diego Bay, tThe teams that beat SDYC in races two and three were the only teams in the regatta with women skippers. Allie Blecher, skipper for Long Beach Yacht Club, and Shala Youngerman, skipper for Cortez Racing Association, earned their wins today and showed the rest of the fleet they’re not to be messed with…

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