2018 Star Lipton

2018 Sir Thomas Lipton Star Regatta

Welcome to the 2018 Sir Thomas Lipton Star Regatta event page.  Please click on the tabs below for access to events documents, online registration, and facility information.Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy
Santa Barbara Yacht Club is pleased to invite you to participate in the SBYC Star Lipton Trophy Regatta, July 14th and 15th, 2018, an event that will also be host to the District 5  ISCYRA Blue Star Championship.  Bring your family to beautiful Santa Barbara and while you’re enjoying the spectacular sailing on the waters of the “American Riviera”, your family can visit some of Santa Barbara’s attractions or shopping. In the evenings, enjoy one of Santa Barbara’s renowned restaurants. 

Star boats and only Star boats!   This is not a multiple-class regatta.  It will have one line, one fleet, and great races.  No waiting around between races and no courses set up for another fleet.  Is your name on this trophy?  Join the likes of Lowell North, Tom Blackaller, Dennis Conner, Vince Brun, Eric Doyle, George Szabo, Paul Cayard & Mark Reynolds and get your name on a trophy of unparalleled beauty and tradition when you win this regatta.  No hassles, no worries...Show up Friday night or show up Saturday morning; it doesn’t matter. Easy set-up in the SBYC parking lot.  To register, simply click the ‘online entry’ link below.  Sailors looking for housing on boats in the harbor should indicate this on the entry form.

SBYC Race Director:  Brad Schaupeter - racing@sbyc.org / (805) 965-8112

Thursday, July 12th    
Time                                      Event                                                                                    Location              
0900                                   Trailers allowed in the SBYC lot after this time
1130 – 2000                       Upstairs Bar service available                                      SBYC Bar
1130 – 1400                       Restaurant open – Lunch menu                                  SBYC Dining Room
1700-2000                          Restaurant Open – Dinner Menu                                 SBYC Dining Room  

Friday, July 13th – Check-In & Weigh-In  
Time                                      Event                                                                                    Location              
1130 – 2100                       Upstairs Bar service available                                      SBYC Bar
1130 – 1400                       Restaurant open – Lunch menu                                   SBYC Dining Room
1630 – 1830                        Check-in / Skipper Packet Pick-Up                              SBYC Fleet Room
1630 – 1830                       Weigh-in for Blue Star Competitors                             SBYC Fleet Room
1700 – 1830                       Complementary Hors d’oeuvres & no host bar            SBYC Bar
1800 – 2100                       Restaurant Open – Dinner Menu                                 SBYC Dining Room  

Saturday, July 14th – Racing Day 1  
Time                                      Event                                                                                    Location              
0930 – 1030                       Check-In / Skipper Packet Pick-Up                           SBYC Fleet Room            
0930 – 1030                       Weigh in for Blue Start Competitors                         SBYC Fleet Room            
1000 – 1100                        No Host Racer’s Breakfast Burrito                             SBYC Dining Room
1045                                       Registration closes         
1000 – 2000                        Restaurant & Bar open                                                  SBYC Dining Room
1100                                       Competitor  Briefing                                                      SBYC Upstairs   
1300                                       First Warning Signal                                                      
Post Racing                         Complimentary Hors D’oeuvres & Drinks               SBYC Upper Deck  

Sunday, July 15th – Racing Day 2  
Time                                      Event                                                                                    Location              
1000 – 1100                        No Host Racer’s Breakfast Burrtio                             SBYC Dining Room
1230                                       First Warning Signal
1515                                       No Warning Signal after this time
Post Racing                         Complimentary beer in the rigging area                  SBYC Parking Lot
Post Racing                         Hors d’oeuvres & Awards at SBYC                             SBYC Upper Deck

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    • Santa Barbara Yacht Club
      2018 Sir Thomas Lipton Star Regatta
      District 5 ISCYRA Blue Star Championship
      July 14th – 15th, 2018

      Vehicle Parking for CREW, SPECTATORS, and OTHERS  
      Due to short supply of parking in the SBYC club lot, competitor vehicles will only be allowed in the SBYC lot for short periods of time to unhitch and hitch boat trailers. However, there is a public parking lot on the north side of the harbor as shown in Attachment H – SB Harbor Map (available on the event website – https://www.sbyc.org/2018-star-lipton).  All day parking costs $12 per vehicle.  For those who are willing to walk, there is limited free parking in the Pershing Park parking lot (on the west side of Castillo Street, just north of the Pershing Park baseball diamonds). 

      Trailer Storage
      Upon arrival, boats may be set up to launch in the rear portion SBYC parking lot, adjacent to the boat yard. After boats have been launched, trailers will be stored the west end of the SBYC lot as shown in Attachment H – SB Harbor Map. Please contact the front desk for entrance into the SBYC lot - (805) 965-8112.

      Yacht Club Facilities
      The Yacht Club facilities will be open to all competitors. No-host competitor breakfast will be available each day of the regatta starting at 10:00am. The Yacht Club only accepts credit card charges for visitors.

      Marina Gate Entry
      The Marina One entrance is located between SBYC and the breakwater as shown in Attachment H – Santa Barbara Harbor Map. Marina One gate cards may be purchased from the harbor department for $7 (located next to SBYC). Restrooms / Showers The Yacht Club restrooms are available during regular operating hours or with a SBYC parking lot gate card after hours. The Marina restrooms are accessible with a marina gate card. Public restrooms are also available adjacent to the harbor public parking lot near the launch ramp. Most of the Marina restroom facilities have showers.

      Free lodging may be provided on a first come – first serve basis on boats in the harbor and at members’ houses. To request housing, please indicate on your entry form, how many people, who they are, when you will arrive, and when you will depart. An email with housing assignments will go out two days prior to the first day of racing. Additionally, there are several hotels on Cabrillo Boulevard within walking distance of the regatta site. Other more affordable options are also available in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, or Goleta within a 15 minute drive. Visit: http://www.santabarbaraca.com/hotels-and-hideaways/ for a list of area hotels. Camping is prohibited in the Santa Barbara Harbor parking area. Please visit: http://www.santabarbara.com/activities/camping/ for a complete list of nearby campsites.

      The SBYC hoist is located on the pier closest to the yacht club (gray in color). The hoist key is available from the front desk of SBYC. If available, it is suggested you enlist the assistance of a SBYC member who is experienced with the use of the hoist. The 4 ton city hoist is beige in color and located at the end of the long pier next to the SBYC hoist and runs on quarters. If you feel you must lift your boat without attaching the keel and launch with the keel down, you will want to use this hoist. However, it is a very long pier to back down and you are likely to encounter considerable commercial traffic and tourism. This hoist is also known to have an appetite for Windex’s. You may also ramp launch your boat at the public launch ramp shown in Attachment H – SB Harbor Map (available on the event website – https://www.sbyc.org/2018-star-lipton).

      Boat Wet Storage
      Once boats have been launched, they may be rafted off of end tie D as shown on Attachment H – SB Harbor Map. Boats may be rafted four deep and four long. Additional rafting storage may be available off of the Youth Foundation dock and assigned at check in.

      On Shore Regatta headquarters / Protest Room
      The On Shore Regatta Headquarters and Protest Room will be located at SBYC downstairs in the ‘Fleet Room’. Signage will point to this location or you may ask the receptionist. Event Website: https://www.sbyc.org/2018-star-lipton.  

      Things to do in Santa Barbara
      Below is a map of local services in Santa Barbara.  Additionally, there are numerous day trips, activities, wine tasting, and shopping locally that can be found simply by visiting http://www.santabarbaraca.com/things-to-do/.

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