Naramata Mug and Bruno Lieppe Cup Regatta a great success

The Naramata Mug and Bruno Lieppe Cup Regatta held at SOSA this past weekend was a great success. Many thanks to the competitors and the many volunteers who all put in such a tremendous effort! Sailors from NOSA and COSA, our sister clubs on Okanagan Lake, as well as from Surrey SC and a major contingent from Hollyburn SC (11 Lasers) all joined the sailors from SOSA to compete for the oldest dinghy race competition on Okanagan Lake – The Naramata Mug. This year 29 boats competed in three different fleets: General Handicap, Laser and Multihull. At least one boat from each participating club placed in the top three positions of one or more fleets.

The Naramata Mug is awarded to the overall winner of the combined fleets. This year’s winner was Austin Stewart from Hollyburn SC in a Laser.

First place in each fleet was won by:

  • General Handicap Fleet – John van Woerkom from Surrey SC in an Albacore
  • Laser Fleet – Austin Stewart from Hollyburn SC
  • Multihull Fleet – Michael Leies from SOSA in an F18

The Bruno Lieppe Cup keelboat race which is hosted annually by SOSA had six boats competing from Penticton YC and Summerland YC. The top three places in order were:
Brad Terpstra in Bad Dog, Deedee Asmundson in Wild Goats and Mark Saar in Whiskeyjack.

SOSA is grateful for the generous support from its many prize sponsors for a wide range of gifts which were greatly appreciated. Many thanks to: Eskala Mountain Sports Penticton, Maple Roch, Nautical Sailing Services, Poplar Grove Winery, Replenish Summerland, Summerland Waterfront Resort.

The Saturday evening Dinner and Music Party was very popular, being attended by more over 60 people. SOSA greatly appreciates the generous support of its food sponsors for both the Regatta Saturday dinner and the Sunday breakfast. Many thanks for these delicious donations from: Blossoms Fruits and Vegetables, Cobs Bread Bakery Penticton, Granny’s Fruit Stand, Nesters Market Summerland, Safeway Penticton, Summerland IGA, South Main Market, T-Bones Fresh Meal Markets Penticton.