Cumberland Cup

8th - 12th May 2018

Event Details

A record number of entries are competing in the 2018 edition of the Cumberland Cup- the Club’s premier international team racing event, which will running from Tuesday 8th until Saturday 12th May.
The biennial Cumberland Cup, first held in 2008, is the only major international yacht racing event held in the UK capital and involves two-boat team racing in the club’s fleet of J/80s at Queen Mary reservoir. An impressive social programme based in the clubhouse accompanies the sailing programme and includes a reception with the Commodore, an evening at Houses of Parliament, visits to London attractions and culminates in a Gala Dinner and Prize Giving.
The impressive trophy itself dates from 1912 and is a replica of an earlier cup of the same name dating from 1781 in the Club's possession, one of a series of such cups donated by the Duke of Cumberland, the Club's Royal Patron (the first-ever Cumberland Cup race was held in 1775, the year the club was first formed). The replica was commissioned in 1912 by members as a gift for the German Kaiser who had admired the original. It surfaced on the market in London at the beginning of the present century and was acquired for the Club by an anonymous syndicate of members.