Auckland's Heritage Fleet, the L Class Mullet Boats will race for the coveted LIPTON CUP TROPHY



Notice of Race

Organising Authority: Ponsonby Cruising Club Inc.

Date: Saturday, 16 March, 2024


  • The Regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing.
  • The 22ft “L” class Mullet Boat Safety Rules shall apply.
  • This Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions shall be read in conjunction with the PCC Sailing instructions as displayed on the website. If there is conflict these instructions and any notices to competitors shall take precedence over the General Sailing Instruction.

Eligibility & Entry:

  • The Race is open to all L Class Mullet Boats. Class Rules will apply.
  • Boats shall be crewed by 5 crew members if carrying no spinnaker. The maximum crew number shall be 6.
  • Boats competing for the Lipton Cup challenge shall be nominated by a club affiliated to YNZ and / or AYBA.
  • Mullet Boats not racing for the Lipton Cup, including H & S Class, may be given a separate start at the discretion of the Race Committee.
  • Individual sponsorship of L Class Mullet Boats shall not be permitted.
  • Entry fee is $60.00 and shall be received by the Ponsonby Cruising Club by 1800 hrs on Friday 15 March, 2024.
  • Skippers must indicate on the entry form whether racing with or without spinnaker.

Briefing: A Briefing will be held at PCC on 16 March at 0900hrs. All skippers or a representative are required to attend.

Race Schedule: One race is scheduled. The Scheduled start time for the LIPTON CUP is 1100 hrs.

Sailing Instructions: Special Sailing Instructions will be posted on the LIPTON CUP page of the PCC website prior to the event and will be available at the Club house.

Racing Area and Courses:

  • The racing area is the Waitemata Harbour and printed courses and copies of the Special Sailing Instructions will be available at the Briefing.
  • The Race will be started “on the wind” and the course length will be between 16 and 20 nautical miles approximately.
  • PCC laid marks and Harbour Racing Marks will be as indicated on the Course sheet.

Safety Requirements:

  • The Mullet Boat Safety Requirements for Daytime Harbour Races as published on the PCC website shall apply.
  • There will be spot checks of the fleet before racing to ensure compliance with the Safety Rules.

Boat Checks: On completion of the race the first boat to finish shall report immediately to the PCC for the inspection and weighing of the ballast.

Scoring: Handicaps will be set at the discretion of the Handicapper based on PCC Club results.

Prize Giving and Prizes:

The LIPTON CUP Official Prize Giving will be held on completion of racing.

Prizes awarded are:

First on Line and winner:The LIPTON CUP

Second on LineOVERSEAS CUP.

Handicap WinnerNEPIA CUP

Non-Spinnaker - First on LineWATSON WHISKEY CUP.

Additional prizes may be awarded.

The LIPTON CUP Trophy will be held at the Ponsonby Cruising Club for the Club that nominated the successful boat from the date on which the CUP was presented in the PCC club house.

Ponsonby Cruising Club Inc.

Dated: 26 February, 2024