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Following the huge success of the revival of this historic regatta in 2016, the Royal Lymington Cup returns in June 2017 with a new headline sponsor “The Ancasta Group”.

Hampshire-based international yacht brokers, The Ancasta Group, are the largest boat sales network in Europe and their desire to work with only the most reputable companies extends to the partnerships they undertake and the sponsorship they offer.

Nick Griffith, Director of The Ancasta Group, stated that he was very proud to announce the sponsorship and is eager to support RLymYC in encouraging and promoting the interests of the Club and its Members.

The Royal Lymington Cup will be held next year from Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 June and once again the competition for this IRC International Fleet 2-boat team racing will comprise two days of racing around windward-leeward and triangular courses in Christchurch Bay provided by our International Race Team .
Andrew McIrvine & Adam Gosling take the Royal Lymington Cup back to the Royal Yacht Squadron.

The Royal Lymington Cup attracted five teams for 2016’s inaugural event and was won by the two-boat team of La Response (Andrew McIrvine) and Yes! (Adam Gosling) of the Royal Yacht Squadron. Commenting on his brilliant win Adam Gosling said: "Andrew and I were delighted to be representing the Royal Yacht Squadron in this two boat team event. Racing in Christchurch Bay gave us some wonderful 'champagne' racing in winds ranging from 8–18 knots with bright sunshine. The race management was excellent and four races on Saturday and two on Sunday left a contented and exhausted fleet. The Royal Lymington Yacht Club warmly opened its doors to us. We will be back to defend."

“This year we attracted some highly competitive yachts and crews, including many class and club champions, from an A-list of yacht clubs” commented Rear Commodore Sailing, Stuart Duffin “and next year we hope to attract even more, including perhaps some clubs from further afield and outside the UK”.

The Royal Lymington Cup is for IRC rated yachts in the range of 0.98 – 1.10 however to encourage wider participation, a lower rated IRC class of 0.86 – 0.98 is also being introduced for 2017 who will be competing for the Ding Dong Trophy. Multiple team entries from Clubs are encouraged.

The Notice of Race & Entry is now live, from the link above.