The Lyver Trophy race was first introduced as a bi-annual race by Gordon Dewar from Liverpool Yacht Club, as a joint initiative with the Royal Dee Yacht Club. The aim is to provide a R.O.R.C. Fastnet qualifying race for boats based in ports around the North West, including Liverpool, Blackpool, Fleetwood, Pwllheli, Holyhead and the Irish ports. Requiring a minimum distance of 75 nautical miles, the first race in 1997 started in Liverpool and ended in Pwllheli. Since then the start of the race moved to Holyhead to maintain the growing reputation of the event and to attract yachts from Ireland and South Wales. The start of the event returned to Liverpool in recent years following the devastation of Holyhead marina during storm Emma in 2018.
The race is independently organised and managed by LYC forming a committee every 2 years for the purpose of providing a testing course and a qualifying race for the world famous Fastnet race and is funded jointly by members of LYC and Royal Dee Yacht Club. Entries are welcome from all handicapped yachts and all issues regarding the running of such an event are strictly observed.
The Race Committee are determined that the Lyver Cup will take place on the 2nd July 2021 subject the UK Covid restrictions, this has meant a change to the finishing location, which is now Pwllheli. This will allow competing boats to qualify for the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race.
Above is the Notice of Race (NOR) and links to the Online Entry payment system which is via the ISORA facility.
The link to the Online Entry System is here