The Javelin Nationals are being held in Perth this year. And it just so happens my daughter, who lives there, will be competing. She wanted her dad to make them some extra special trophies but I said, “No, you can just have the same trophies we supply to everyone else. No special favours”.
We shipped them off today. I reckon she’ll like them even if they are just our standard designs. Customised for the Javelin of course.
We normally only make them in 3 sizes but here we made some larger ones, 350mm (14″) tall for first place, followed by our standard 300mm, 250mm and 200mm tall for 2nd to 4th.
The Royal Yachting Association – Northern Ireland, RYANI, was after a perpetual sailing award for its “Club of the Year”. Centred on the Belfast dockyards, where the skyline is still dominated today by Harland and Wolff’s famous twin Gantry cranes, Samson and Goliath.
And with a map of Northern Ireland in the background.
I just heard back today from Ireland to say that the trophy is much admired.
I'm not sure if I ever wrote to you to thank you for the trophy.
It is much loved by all who have seen it here!
I’ve been sailing a Cobra Catamaran for many years but have decided in my mature years I need trainer wheels. So I’ve just bought a Weta. Maybe not quite as fast as the Cobra but I should be able to sail it on my own in most winds.
I don’t yet have it in my hot sticky hands but I have made a trophy for the yacht brokers who I’m buying it off. Hope they like the trophy and I like the boat.
It’s a small world. The sailing Trophies business that is. Peter moved this year from West Australia to our club in Queensland. When I told him I had an order for trophies from Safety Bay he said, “That’s my old club. I used to sail a Windrush. Great little boats”.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority approached me for a trophy to give to the local school that had done the most to protect our reef.
I put together on the computer a couple of mock-ups for them to choose from. The spotty fish and a shark flying out of the water with a palm tree in the background. Realism hasn’t really been my thing? Continue reading →
I was approached by the head coach for the Georgetown University Varsity Sailing Team for a special memorial trophy.
These were his requirements
Boat – FJ or 420. No spinnaker or trapeze – we don’t have them in college sailing. Background – Healy Building at Georgetown – it’s our iconic structure on campus. I’ve attached a photo. Most important thing is the clock tower in the center.
Georgetown Burgee or “G” logo or “Bulldog” logo somewhere on the trophy.
Plaque in center to read
“John Jackson Memorial Team Race Regatta”
This is what I came up with.
Even the clock on the tower shows the specified time, 12 minutes past one.
The SB3 sports boat is a new and growing class in Australia. We love new classes because they don’t yet have any sailing trophies! So we’ve made quite a few for this class over the last couple of years.
This year the Australian states of Tasmania and Victoria were holding their inaugural SB3 titles. So we made SB3 perpetual sailing trophies with state maps in the background and the logo of the Australian distributor as well as the class sail insignia.
We make a lot of Optimist trophies which travel to all corners of the globe. These went to the International Optimist Association of South Australia. We often add the state or country as a background but in this case we decided against it as the outline of SA is boring. The customer agreed and she lives there!
So we went with the club burgee. Much better. They also grabbed some keeper trophies.