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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.

Sailing Trophies for Aussie Sabot Nationals

Sabot Sailing Trophies

We’ve just finished over 200 Sabot sailing trophies for the Australian National Titles coming up in a couple of months time.

Here is just one of the designs we created for this event.

Sabot sailing trophy with logo

The senior Sabot sailors sail one up while the juniors sail two up. We were able to add the extra crew to the junior trophies.

This year these titles are being hosted by the South East Queensland Sabot Association and they were keen to include their distinctive logo on each trophy. We created this from brushed gold and red marble engraving material.

And the organiser seems to like them.

“I opened a couple of boxes to have a look and the trophies look fantastic. We had a Nationals committee meeting on the weekend and everybody loved the trophies!

Thank you again for all your help, I’m sure the sabot kids are going to be inspired to do well when they see the trophies they could win!”

Let’s hope the sailors are just as happy.

Mariner Sailing Trophies

Our First Mariner Sailing Trophies

In over 13 years making sailing trophies and having made trophies for well over 100 different sailing classes this is the first time I’ve been asked for sailing trophies for the Mariner class.


Mariner Sailing Trophies
Mariner Sailing Trophies

As well as my artistic representation of the class the customer requested:-

  • The Brant Beach Yacht Club burgee on the sail.
  • The correct Mariner sail insignia.

My Trophy is a Star!

Haven’t made any Star trophies for many years so it was a pleasure to send these to the Sandy Bay Yacht Club, Massachusetts.

Star Sailing Trophy
Star Sailing Trophy

I was particularly happy with the depiction of the sailors hiking hard over the side.

And the customer was also happy.

“Trophies arrived – beautiful!”

10ft Vintage Skiff Keeper Trophies

10ft Vintage Skiff Keeper Sailing Trophies
10ft Vintage Skiff Keeper Sailing Trophies
10ft Vintage Skiff Perpetual Sailing Trophy
10ft Vintage Skiff Perpetual Sailing Trophy

A few years ago I made a perpetual trophy for the 10ft vintage skiff fleet in Brisbane.

They must have liked it because they’ve just ordered 5 keeper trophies of a similar design.

The club is going to present one to the best boat over the next 5 seasons.

Foresight and planning. I need more customers who order their sailing trophies 5 years in advance.

Canoe Trophies with Lateen and Marconi Rigs

The American Canoe Association has had a few different trophies from us over the years.

I’ve never tried canoes with sails but it sounds like a great idea to me. Beats paddling.

Canoe Sailing TrophiesThese trophies are a mixture of lateen and marconi rigs and include the ACA burgee.

Salthouse Cavalier 32 Nautical Gift

Salthouse Cavalier 32 Nautical Gift
Salthouse Cavalier 32 Nautical Gift


A friend owns a Salthouse Cavalier 32 and I thought for his birthday the perfect present would be a nautical gift depicting his yacht.

And as you can see it was his sixtyth birthday. The big six oh.

Unfortunately Steve doesn’t get a great deal of time to go sailing so his Salthouse Cavalier 32 yacht doesn’t get to see a great deal of sailing.

At least now he has a nautical gift sailing trophy sitting on his shelf reminding him how he should get out there and go sailing.


Happy Birthday Steve.


Chesapeake Bay Power Boat Trophies

Chesapeake Bay Powerboat Trophy Engraving
Chesapeake Bay Powerboat Trophy Engraved Club Logo

Power Boat Trophies with Fancy Engraving

We mostly make sailing trophies but enjoyed the challenge of making these powerboat trophies.

The trickiest bit was duplicating their intricate club logo on the engraver. We used stainless steel like material rather than have the brass look. More in keeping with high powered engines.

The stripes on the hull are all from natural colour Australian timbers. In fact all the woods used are their natural colours.
We don’t use wood dyes of any sort.

( Apart from when we do! But that’s not very often.)

Chesapeake Bay Power Boat Trophy
Chesapeake Bay Power Boat Trophy

Musto Skiff Keeper and Perpetual Sailing Trophies

These Musto Skiff sailing trophies look fabulous with their different coloured spinnakers.

Musto Skiff Sailing Trophy

These are keeper trophies. The Musto Skiff class association also wanted a perpetual trophy with a map of the Australian state of Victoria in the background.

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Windsurfer Trophies, Kitesurfer Trophies, and Sponsor Trophies

Aruba Hi-Winds Windsurfer Trophies

I have to admit to not having heard of the Aruba Hi-Winds Windsurfing and Kite Surfing regatta and their need for trophies. I even had to look up the whereabouts of Aruba.

It’s obviously a very successful regatta as it is in its 26th year. And they needed many windsurfer and kite surfer trophies. As well as trophies for all their sponsors.

With good input from the organisers we designed trophies especially for this event.

windsurfer kite surfer sponsor trophies

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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?

Charity Yacht Sailing Trophies at the Isle of Wight

We’ve made trophies for this Charity Sail event for a few years now. This time they are sailing around the Isle of Wight off the south coast of the British Isles.

Charity sail Isle of Wight yacht trophies close up
Charity sail Isle of Wight yacht trophies close up

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Victorian Minnow Championship 2012 – Grand Prix Sailing Trophies

A new Minnow perpetual sailing trophy is always a challenge. To create a trophy that will be treasured for the next 20 years but isn’t going to cost a fortune right now.

The Victorian, Australia, Minnow Association had a few ideas of their own. A map of the state with the 3 inaugural winning boats. Not forgetting the class logo and that of their sponsors, Quantum Sails.

Minnow Perpetual Sailing Trophy
Minnow Perpetual Sailing Trophy

It didn’t work out too badly. The keeper trophies look good too.

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New Top of the Range Sailing Trophies

We are always trying to improve our sailing trophies designs, especially at the top of the range. I’ve just made this one and even the boss was impressed, bless her little cotton socks.

420 Top of the Range Sailing Trophy
420 Top of the Range Sailing Trophy

These beautiful black frames are 50mm (2″) deep so are free standing. They have hangers on the back and can also be hung on the wall.

As with all our sailing trophies you can get them customised to reflect your sailing class.

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Manly Junior NSW State Titles Sailing Trophies – February 2012

While northern hemisphere sailors have tucked their boats away for the winter Manly Junior sailors in Australia are able to make the most of our summers. These trophies are for the New South Wales State Titles to be held in February.

Manly Junior Sailing Trophies
Manly Junior Sailing Trophies - First, Second and Third Places

Each trophy has a map of the state of NSW with the class logo engraved on it.

We also used slightly thicker bases than normal to accommodate the extra text on the engraved plaque.

The organisers were also after some cheaper trophies so we crafted these class logo trophies from natural timber colours.

Manly Junior Class Logo Sailing Trophies
Manly Junior Class Logo Sailing Trophies

Cherub Sail Trophies for Aussie Nationals

Cherub Sailing Trophies
Cherub Sailing Trophies

This year the Cherub class held its National Titles at my home club, The keppel Bay Sailing Club in Yeppoon, Queensland.

I’d not seen these fine little boats before but was impressed by their exhilarating performance.

I hope the trophies did justice to the winners. The class association was on a tight budget so these sail trophies fitted the bill.