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.
It’s been a couple of months since Cyclone Marcia passed over our small community of Byfield. It hit as a category 5, the most severe. There’s only been 10 category 5s to hit Australia in the last 150 years and 7 of those have been since the year 2000.
The map shows the position of the cyclone on the morning of 20th Feb right over the top of our place! It passed over in about 4 hours with winds of up to 280kph.
In the first week after the cyclone my son Jake Bundred was an enormous help with getting our water supply back up and working.
Below are a few post Marcia photos from around our property. Some minor damage to buildings. Some major damage to the trees. We used to live in a rainforest, we are now in open woodland with an enormous number of trees lying on the ground.
On the positive side we have no shortage of timber to make many more trophies.
Our driveway after the army had cleared it for us.
We have another 70 acres of fallen trees.
The inside of our workshop.
Even more untidy than usual.
One of our storage sheds has less roofing iron than it should.
This special perpetual sailing trophy has just arrived in Marina del Rey, California. This 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. Cheers Kathy
Kathy St. Amant
South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club, Marina del Rey, CA
I’ve been sailing on the water for many years but only took up land yachting recently. We’ve just returned from a Blokart sailing regatta on the beautiful Cape Hillsborough National Park beach in Queensland.
It’s at times like this I realise why I like living in the tropics.