The Sir Thomas Lipton Cup Qualifying System for the 2023/24 season is designed to fairly grade the overall performance of competing IRC boats across three qualifying events: the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta (RMSIR) 2023, the Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) 2024, and the Singapore Regatta (SR) 2024. Here are the key components of the system:
1. Qualifying Events
  • Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2023
  • Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2024
  • Singapore Regatta 2024
2. Eligibility
  • Competing boat must hold a valid IRC 2023/4 Certificate
  • Competing boat must have participated, and started at least 2 races, within all Qualifying Events, in their respective IRC Classes (as defined by their respective Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions) of the qualifying events.
3. Scoring System
  • All eligible competing boats receive 5 points for participating in a qualifying event.
  • Additional points may be awarded to eligible competing boats based on their final series result in their respective IRC classes/divisions at the qualifying events.
Final Series Result in each eligible IRC Class/Division of the qualifying events.

The eligible competing boat with the highest score accumulated across all three qualifying events will be awarded the Sir Thomas Lipton Cup for 2023/24 season.
There are no discarded scores.
In the event of a Tied Series result between eligible competing boats in an IRC Class/Division of a qualifying event, the additional points above shall be awarded to the tied boats.
In the event two or more eligible competing boats are Tied for the highest accumulated score across all three qualifying events, the honours for the Sir Thomas Lipton Cup shall be shared.
This system ensures that both participation and performance are considered, encouraging a competitive and fair environment throughout the qualifying events. The point structure provides recognition for top-performing boats in each class, and the overall winner of the Sir Thomas Lipton Cup is determined by the highest cumulative score.