Lipton Cup 2008 – Table Bay. Team Macnificent sponsored by Hitachi – the first in a series of a youth campaigns sailed under the burgee of the Milnerton Aquatic Club.
Since 2007 the Milnerton Aquatic Club had been running a very successful youth training program, with sailing courses being held over each of the school holidays. These courses were well subscribed and the youth contingent began to grow at the club. It was decided to give the youngsters the opportunity to participate in some keelboat sailing, which would add another dimension to the learn to sail program.
And so the first MAC youth Lipton campaign came into being. The ‘ol toppies were being replaced by a bunch of very enthusiastic young sailors . . .