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Dead Sea Regatta

They
threw a regatta, and no one came. Well, practically no one. A once meaningful
regatta between yacht clubs, the Lipton
Cup
on the West Coast here in Cali, has slowly deteriorated into a
small fleet J/105 regatta of almost no import. That this years’ event
despite the weak turnout, turned out to me a pretty exciting match race
at the end that ultimately saw local boy Kenny Manzoni of SWYC edge out
SDYC’s Billy Hardesty for the win. An upset and a nice win for sure, but
this incarnation of the Lipton Cup is dead. Next?