Summer visitors to Grand Lake enjoy diverse recreational opportunities: fishing, mountain biking, boating, horseback riding, waterskiing, hiking, camping, bird watching, and rafting. But the highlight has to be the Grand Lake Regatta and Lipton Cup Races. It is a spectacular race that is fun for the whole family, not just sailing enthusiasts.
Organization: Grand Lake Yacht Club
Dates: 08/04/2012 - 08/11/2012 update info
Time: 1:00:00 PM - 1:00:00 PM
Event Cost: varies
Venue: Grand Lake in Grand Lake,CO
Contact: Grand Lake Yacht Club
Phone: (970) 627-3402
The Grand Lake Regatta and Lipton Cup Races are one summer event you do not want to miss. Attracting sailboats and sailors from all over the world, this event has a rich history dating all the way back to 1905.
Lipton Cup races in the E-Scow class are scheduled to begin August 5 at noon, August 7 at 10:30 am, and August 9 at noon. Start times depend on conditions with racing possible through most of those afternoons. Make up races may occur on August 10. M16, M20, Melges 17, Laser, Bug , and Feva races are also scheduled during the course of the week.
Find the complete race schedule here: http://www.grandlakeyachtclub.com/2012%20GLYC%20Race%20Schedule.html
August is full of wonderful events in Grand Lake, such as the Grand Lake Rubber Duckie Races, held August 3, and the Grand Lake Regatta and Lipton Cup Races, held the first week in August.
Sailboats from around the world compete to win the prestigious Lipton Cup, given to the club by Thomas Lipton in 1912.
When you're at an international event like this in such pristine surroundings, it is easy to appreciate the words of Enos Mills, a dedicated naturalist whose vision and determination helped to save this spectacular land: "This is a beautiful world, and all who go out under the open sky will feel the gentle, kindly influence of nature and hear her good tidings."