Trophies 2017-09-29T11:52:53+00:00

Trophies

The Club is fortunate in having a well endowed trophy cabinet, some items having an historic heritage. There are some well known names engraved on these trophies and we hope the current winners will go on to become memorable in their turn.

Our Club embraces the spirit of friendly competition, recognising our members’ sailing skills with trophies for both cruising and racing. Non-boat owners are not left out as some trophies can be won by any member!

Our trophies are awarded for results in the locally popular Solent events as well as Club regattas and cruising competitions. So we are looking for the best RAFYC result in events such as the Warsash Spring Series, Round the Island, Bursledon Regatta and the Hamble River Winter Series as well as the Battle of Britain Regatta, cruising logs & photos and one or two more unusual competitions.

Some of this requires a certain amount of cooperation from members. The only sure way we know that you have participated in an event, particularly Round the Island, is that you have let us know of your entry. There’s only so much that can be done by comparison of the Club members’ data with published results & that’s only as good as the data we hold – so if you change your boat please, please let the office know! Both race entries and boat changes can also be emailed to sailing@rafyc.co.uk which is monitored by the sailing committee.

By the way – if you think you never go racing, what do you do when faced with a passage where you would like to arrive well before closing time (without using the engine)?

The skills used here are much the same as those practised by racing sailors – without all that shouting, obviously…

Competition Prize Notes
Outstanding Achievement Mackworth Bowl Not awarded every year, presented at Annual Dinner
Most Public & Avoidable Disaster Fickle Finger Presented at Laying up
Racing
Warsash Spring Series:
Best RAF overall result
Cumbrae Cup Presented at Laying up
Round the Island IRC:
Best RAF overall result
Sunderland Cup Presented at Laying up
Round the Island ISC:
Best RAF overall result
Oscarina Cup Presented at Laying up
Bursledon Regatta:
Best RAF cruiser result
Gibbings Trophy Presented at Laying up
Bursledon Regatta:
Best RAF gaffers result
Woodlands Trophy Presented at Laying up
Fastnet Race:
Best RAF overall result
Studd Cup Presented at Laying up
RAF BoB Regatta:
IRC – Winner
Beefeater Trophy Presented at Laying up
RAF BoB Regatta:
IRC – Best RAF result
RAFYC BoB 50th Presented at Laying up
RAF BoB Regatta:
Club Class – Winner
BoB Admirals Trophy Presented at Laying up
RAF BoB Regatta:
Club Class – Best RAF result
Hon Members Cup Presented at Laying up
RAF BoB Regatta:
Quarter Tonner’s – Winner
Aeromarine BoB Trophy Presented at Laying up
RAF BoB Regatta:
XOD – Winner
AmEx Cup Presented at Laying up
RAF BoB Regatta:
XOD – Best RAF result
Local Members Trophy Presented at Laying up
Club Rallies:
Timed Passage Series
Fulljames Cup Presented at Laying up
Ladies Helm Race
(return leg from Yarmouth)
Rhodesia Cup Presented at Laying up
HRSC Winter Series:
Best RAF overall result
Egypt Cup Presented at Fitting Out
Cruising
Best Cruising Log RAFYC Golden Jubilee Plate Presented at Fitting Out
Best Photograph taken on Club Rally Calshot Trophy Presented at Fitting Out
Most Rallies Attended by non boat owning member Bosun’s Cup Presented at Fitting Out
Concourse d’Elegance Gordon Matthews Bowl Presented at Fitting Out

We regret that trophies may not be removed from the club.