Lipton Cup update

31 August 2007 | Story by Daniella Pollock

Setting sail: Team Lipton UCT is currently sixth on the leader board in the bid for the Lipton Challenge Cup.

After race day five of the Lipton Challenge Cup, the UCT Yacht Club team aboard Lipton UCT are currently in sixth position, five points behind Transvaal Yacht Club's Rote Hexe "Bumbo".

Defending champions Greg Davis and Gareth Blanckenberg, former member of UCT Yacht Club, of Theewater Sports Club's Dalys Insurance are back in the top spot overall after bagging a win and a second place in two back-to-back races sailed in boisterous 15-knot northwesterly winds on the penultimate day of racing in the Lipton Challenge Cup regatta being contested in Cape Town's Table Bay this week.

UCT will be hard-pressed to overtake any of the boats in the top five, however, admits crew member Steven Rhodes. All these yachts feature sailors who represented South Africa onboard the Shosholoza in the recent America's Cup.

The Lipton Challenge Cup finishes today.

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