Birth of an Anchor Sailing Trophy

Anchor Sailing Trophy
Anchor Sailing Trophy

Julie-Anne runs a local business making cakes for special occasions. It seems to be quite successful and keeping her busy.

A recent request was for a 80th birthday cake for a sailor. She had tried to make an anchor from icing sugar but it kept collapsing. So she contacted me for a wooden one.

This gave me an idea.

Nautical Library Pediment with Anchor and Burgee
Nautical Library Pediment with Anchor and Burgee

Julie-Anne wanted a hole drilled into the top of the wooden anchor which I had simply cut out of a solid piece of timber with my band saw. She was going to thread some string through the hole and wrap it around the timber anchor. The whole thing was then going to be stuck into the top of the cake.

Could I use this idea to create a budget sailing trophy? Yes I could.

Anchor Sailing Trophy
Anchor Sailing Trophy
Anchor Sailing Trophy and Award
Anchor Sailing Award

With the vertical bit sitting on top of the two cross pieces there is room to wrap a nice length of white cord around the anchor.

My local yacht club wanted a pediment to add to their nautical library and this anchor seemed ideal to incorporate into the design.

  • The overall shape of a Pirate’s hat.
  • An anchor.
  • The club burgee.
Nautical Library Pediment with Anchor and Burgee
Nautical Library Pediment with Anchor and Burgee
Nautical Library Pediment with Anchor and Burgee
Nautical Library Pediment with Anchor and Burgee at the Clubhouse

And here it is in place on top of the library cupboard in the club house.

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