In 2018 the Wellington Cup was held at CONESTOGO SAILING CLUB on Sunday, July 29th, having been postponed from Sunday July 22nd and originally June 24th both due to the weather. It was to have been at Guelph but instead we participated in Conestogo's Three Arms Race, scheduled for this date. For results and a write up, click HERE.The participating clubs are our own, the Guelph Community Boating Club and the Conestogo Sailing Club. The host club rotates annually - in 2014, BLSC held the event, in 2015 it was Guelph's turn, and in 2016 it was held at Conestogo. A write up and pictures of the 2016 regatta can be found at this link.
Here are the 2017 results.
Here are the 2016 results.
Here are the 2015 RESULTS and a write up.
Scoring is as per Wellington Cup Deed of Gift (2010)
Olympic Low Point system will be used with one point for each position (i.e. 1st = 1, 2nd = 2, etc.) Portsmouth ratings will be used to calculate finishing times so different classes of boats may compete in the same race. The crew of the boat with the lowest overall score will be awarded the trophy. In the event of a tie, Racing Rules A8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 will be invoked to break it.
Scoring will be a combination of results and number of competitors. A minimum of three boats per club must register for that club to be included in the scoring. If no club has three or more boats registered, the Team Trophy will not be awarded.*** The average score will be calculated for each club by adding the points for each boat and dividing by the number of boats. For each boat participating, one point will be deducted from the overall score. In the event of a tie, the club whose boats beat the greater number of boats from the next closest club would be the winner. If there is still a tie after this, the head to head results of the last race will be used. If still tied, a coin will be flipped to determine a winner!
*** Added May 2017 by BLSC
History of the Wellington Cup
The idea of a competition between our club and the Guelph Community Boating Club began in the early '90s. A cup was donated/procured and the first regatta was held in 1992 at the GCBC site on Guelph Lake. After that it was held alternatively at each site, normally in June on a Sunday afternoon, until Conestogo Sailing Club joined in 2007 after which it has rotated between the three clubs.
The host club provides the race committee and protest committee, and the racing is followed by the results and a BBQ for all competitors, volunteers, and supporterss. The first three winners are awarded prizes and the first place boat gets to keep the trophy for the year.
In 1999 it was decided to add a Team Trophy to the regatta, to be won by the team winning the most number of points according to a formula. From 2017 the rule was added that the team trophy would only be awarded to a team with at least 3 boats in the competition. Unfortunately this trophy has recently gone missing.
The Wellington Cup has been sailed every year since 1992, until 2020 when it had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Year||Date Held||Club Hosting||Wellington Cup Trophy Winner(s)||From||Boat Class||Team Trophy Winners|
|1992||Aug 9th||GCBC||Jim & Nancy Carroll||BLSC||Laser 2|
|1993||June 27th||BLSC||Jim & Nancy Carroll||BLSC||Laser 2|
|1994||June 26th||GCBC||Duncan Hume||GCBC||Hobie 18|
|1995||July 9th||BLSC||Jim & Nancy Carroll||BLSC||Laser 2|
|1996||Aug 18th||GCBC||Jim & Nancy Carroll||BLSC||Laser 2|
|1998||June 14th||GCBC||Jim & Nancy Carroll||BLSC||Laser 2|
|2000||June 18th||GCBC||Dave Maarse?||BLSC||Albacore?||GCBC|
|2001||June 10th||BLSC||Michael Hull||GCBC||Mirror||GCBC|
|2003||June 6th||BLSC||Jim & Nancy Carroll||BLSC||Laser 2||GCBC|
|2004||June 20th||GCBC||Jim & Nancy Carroll||BLSC||Laser 2||GCBC|
|2005||June 19th||BLSC||Richard & Lisa King||BLSC||Y Flyer||BLSC|
|2007||??||CSC||Harri Palm & Molly Kurvink||GCBC||Snipe||BLSC|
|2015||7th June||GCBC||Mike Bibby||GCBC||Hobie 17||GCBC|
|2016||June 12th||CSC||Harri Palm||GCBC||Snipe||GCBC|
|2017||June 11th||BLSC||Mike Bibby||BLSC||Hobie 17||BLSC|
|2018||July 29th||CSC||Warren & Olivia Flannery||BLSC||Y Flyer||BLSC|
|2019||??||GCBC||Harri Palm & Andrea||GCBC||Snipe||GCBC|
|2020||Cancelled||due to||COVID-19 Pandemic||Restrictions|