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Musto Skiff Perpetual sailing Trophies

It was way back in 2012 that we made a perpetual trophy for the Musto Skiff sailing class. It was a perpetual sailing trophy for the Australian state of Victoria titles.

We have recently added a Musto Skiff perpetual sailing trophy for the Australian National Titles.

The customer chose to add a double base to the Australian perpetual sailing trophy in order to accommodate many years of annual plaques.

Musto Skiff Perpetual Sailing Trophy Victoria

Our First Waszp Sailing Trophies

Waszp  Sailing Trophy

Waszp Sail TrophyWaszp Sailing Trophy

The new, at least in Australia,  Waszp foiling class is certainly a challenge to represent as a Waszp sailing trophy with all those fancy sail graphics. But the addition of some engraved plaques  works well on these Waszp timber keeper trophies.

The Waszp sailing trophy on the left is part of our Sail Trophy range. Prices here.

And the one on the right is typical of our Boat Trophies.

Trophies can be supplied with or without an engraved plaque on the base.

Waszp Perpetual Trophy

We were also asked to provide a couple of perpetual trophies for the Australian National Titles and for the Victorian State Titles.

Waszp Perpetual Trophy

The customer wanted plenty of room for annual plaques, hence the double base at a small extra cost. And of course a map of Australia with a timber Waszp sailing trophy up on its foils.

POFFFA Perpetual Flying Fifteen Trophy

No, I haven’t made a typo, there really are three “f”s in POFFFA. The Port of Falmouth Flying Fifteen Association in southern England.

They asked for a perpetual trophy featuring their class plus a map of where they sail. The river estuary with the deep channel picked out in a lighter timber.

Flying Fifteen Perpetual Sailing Trophy
Flying Fifteen Perpetual Sailing Trophy

Abi and Nick look pretty happy being the very first winners of this trophy.

High School Music Award

We don’t always make sailing trophies, sometimes we branch out into exciting new directions.

Such as when a teacher from the high school wanted to commemorate the memory of a local piano tuner. They wanted something simple but stunning for the memorial perpetual trophy plus a little keeper that the winning student could take away with them.

This is what we came up with. Happy to say the teacher, and the school, were delighted.

International Moth Irish Championship Perpetual Trophy

Moth Irish Championship Perpetual Sailing Trophy
Moth Irish Championship Perpetual Sailing Trophy

I’ve made many trophies for Irish sailors but with this one I did something I don’t often do. I stained the map of Ireland green.

I normally only use timbers in their natural colour but as I don’t have any green wood I made an exception in this case.

I’ve also made keeper sailing trophies for the Moth class, both with and without foils. You can check some out here.

foiling moth sailing trophy moth sailing trophies

New Zealand’s First RS Feva Perpetual Sailing Trophy

RS Feva Perpetual Sailing Trophy

Okay, it may not be the first but as the RS Feva sailing class has only just been introduced into New Zealand and as it was the class agent who ordered this I’ve a good chance of being right.

New Zealand RS Feva Perpetual Sailing Trophy
New Zealand RS Feva Perpetual Sailing Trophy

This sailing trophy needed to depict the RS Feva with its distinctive sail stripe as well as including a map of New Zealand. And enough room on the base for a few years of annual plaques.

And the customer seemed to like it.

Hi Anne
The RS Feva Trophy looks fantastic thank you.
NZ Water Shed

Mullet Perpetual Trophy

This one went to New Zealand earlier this year.
Mullet Perpetual Sailing Trophy

  • A Mullet sailing boat.
  • The club’s support boat.
  • Club burgee from natural timber colours.

The customer requested a list of the timbers that I’d used. Here it is.

  • Bottom of base – Beefwood
  • Main base – Red Cedar
  • Light hulls and sails – Quandong
  • Wavy background – Banksia
  • Yellow backing and flag pole – Leichhardt Pine
  • Black on and around burgee, dark crew and Watchman windows – Rosewood, a local wattle (acacia rhodoxylyn). The common name rosewood is used for numerous timbers.
  • Deck on Mullet – a local wattle?
  • Skipper – She Oak
  • Fore hand – Red Cedar
  • Spars – maybe Blue Gum. Or one of our local hardwoods.

A Pirate’s Life for Us Perpetual Trophy

This special perpetual sailing trophy has just arrived in Marina del Rey, California.
yacht_perpetual_double_base_sailing_trophy_600This perpetual depicts :-

  • The sun setting behind the Santa Monica hills
  • A palm tree on the beach
  • Symmetrical and asymetric spinnakers
  • A double base for many years of annual plaques.


The customer seemed to like it :-

Hi Steve,
It arrived safe and sound, on time, and BEAUTIFUL!
It will be the most handsome trophy in Marina del Rey! Heck.. California!
Thank you for your wonderful service. Any doubts I had working with a company so far away melted right from the start with your prompt replies. As an artist myself (custom nautical jewelry), I love your method of mockup, I knew what I was getting when I placed the order. I have a feeling you may hear more from this area when this gets seen.

Kathy St. Amant
Rear Commodore
South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club, Marina del Rey, CA

Firefly Perpetual Sailing Trophy

Firefly Perpetual Sailing Trophy
Firefly Perpetual Sailing Trophy

Firefly Perpetual Sailing Trophy

This sailor was retiring from the presidency of his university’s sailing team and wanted to leave a Firefly Perpetual sailing Trophy as memento of his time at the club.

He had his eye on this wonderful trophy that went to Georgetown University in the USA. But as a student, finances were a factor so we created a Firefly perpetual sailing trophy that was within his restricted budget.

His requirements were:-

  • A base large enough to take a few years annual plaques.
  • A depiction of the Firefly sailing class.
  • Class logo on the mainsail.
  • Newcastle University Coat of Arms.

We incorporated all these and produced a very nice Firefly Perpetual Trophy.

Newcastle University Coat of Arms
Newcastle University Coat of Arms

The customer was pretty happy with it.

The trophy has just arrived and it’s looking great. Thank you to Steve and yourself. I’ll be sure to recommend you to others.

Father Daughter Perpetual Sailing Trophy Lake Arrowhead, California

Father Daughter Perpetual Sailing Trophy
Father Daughter Perpetual Sailing Trophy

The design brief for this perpetual sailing  trophy from the customer.

  • To feature a map of the lake they sail on. Lake Arrowhead, California.
  • The club burgee crafted from natural timber colours.
  • A couple of the clubs boats. A C-Scow and a Geary 18.
  • Enough room on the base for 40 years worth of annual plaques.

Optimist and Mirror Junior Perpetual Sailing Trophies

A sailing club in Sydney has recently resurrected Mirror sailing and wanted a couple of cheaper perpetual trophies.

Optimist Junior Perpetual Sailing Trophy

Mirror Junior Perpetual Sailing Trophy

Both these perpetual sailing trophies are keeper trophies with larger octagonal bases to fit some annual plaques. Makes them very affordable.

But I also made them a fancier full size perpetual sailing trophy.

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River Cruiser Class Windmill Perpetual Sailing Trophy

I enjoy making perpetual sailing trophies especially when the design brief is a little more challenging.

This time the customer was after:-

  • A magnificent River Cruiser Class boat.
  • Either a typical Norfolk Broads windmill or Victorian swing bridge in the background.
  • A depiction of the reeds that are typical of the river banks of this part of the world.
  • Large base with room for many years worth of annual plaques.

This is what it turned out like.

River Cruiser Class Windmill Perpetual Sailing Trophy

Well I like it. What do you think?

Viper 640 Perpetual Sailing Award

Viper 640 Perpetual Sailing Award
Viper 640 Perpetual Sailing Award


I made a fancy perpetual sailing award for the Larchmont Yacht Club, New York, early last year.

They must have liked it, they’ve just ordered another one.

This time they wanted a wall hanging along the lines of their existing trophies. With enough room on the frame for 40 years worth of annual plaques.

For their new sports boat class the Viper 640.

With a representation of the Execution Rocks lighthouse on the western end of Long Island Sound.

And the club burgee cut from natural timber colours.

The sea is represented by Sassafras and the sky by Huon Pine. A Red Cedar frame with that wonderful spinnaker shaped from New Guinea Rosewood.

As with all our trophies all natural timber colours.

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