Lipton Cup 2015’s Day 1 started in San Diego Bay with contestants from yacht clubs throughout the United States excited to be taking part in the lovely weather. The Race Committee was able to start the first race underway after an hour postponement with reproducible winds out of the Northwest at 5-10 knots.
St. Francis Yacht Club, the defending champ, leaped to an early lead with magnificent boat speed. They were able to cruise across the end line for the Race 1 victory. The second race shook up things as San Diego Yacht Club snatched the first spot, when New York Yacht Club made grand improvements from tenth in the 1st race to third in the 2nd. Newport Harbor Yacht Club was not able to keep their strong fourth spot from the 1st race as they fell back to twelfth in the second.
The winds went up for the third race, gusting at 12 to15 kts and kept steady the rest of the day, which helped the Croatia Bareboat charter team.
San Diego made on their success with a 2nd win. Larchmont jumped into the race with a second place end, improving from their earlier 7 and 4, when St. Francis ended strong again with a third spot. California Yacht Club revealed their skills in the fourth race by taking the lead at the 1st windward mark rounding as well as keeping it through the endline. San Francisco jumped up to second from the back of the fleet in the first 3 races and San Diego Yacht Club fell to third.