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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.

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

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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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.

Old Gaffer Sailing Trophies made by an Old Gaffer Sailor

Old Gaffer Sailing Trophy
Old Gaffer Sailing Trophy

I hadn’t heard of the Old Gaffer sailing class but it’s alive and well sailing in Northern Ireland and in need of some sailing trophies.

I copied the simplest sail layout for this sailing trophy and was even able to replicate the colour of the sails. Many of their fleet have dark red sails.

Old Gaffer Sailing Boats
Old Gaffer Sailing Boats

Sailing Trophies for the Australian Javelin Championships

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.

Javelin Sailing Trophies

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.

Budget Sailing Trophies for Youth Regatta in Tropical Thailand

Although I’ve visited Thailand a few times I’ve never been to the resort area of Phuket. Some day soon maybe.

Katy is a sailing coach there but has difficulty attracting the students from the many international schools in the area. They have so many pastimes on offer from the school.

But the local and underprivileged kids are really taking to the opportunity provided by the Phuket Youth Sailing Club. All good stuff.

We made these cheap budget sailing trophies with a tropical theme.

Budget Sailing Trophies
Budget Sailing Trophies

Coconut Grove Sailing Club Regatta Sailing Trophies

Coconut Grove Burgee Sailing Trophy
Coconut Grove Burgee Sailing Trophy

What a great name for a sailing club. No sign of coconuts on their club burgee though.

These burgee trophies are hand crafted from natural timber colours with engraved flexi-brass boat and letters.

The club also ordered a range of Laser and Optimist trophies. We added small club burgees to all the trophies.

And I took the opportunity to take photos that show the 3D effect we are able to get with our trophies.

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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

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July 2011 – RS Sailing Trophies

RS Tera Pro perpetual sailing trophy
RS Tera Pro perpetual sailing trophy
RS Tera Sport perpetual sailing trophy
RS Tera Sport perpetual sailing trophy

The RS class is not so big in Australia although it seems to be very popular in Europe. Which is where these fine little RS Tera Sailing Trophies went to.

We were able to differentiate between the Sport and Pro models. The sails are made from natural timber colours.

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March 2011 – SB3 Trophies Australia

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.

March 2011 – Optimist Perpetual Trophy

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.

Jan 2011 – O’pen BIC Trophies to West Australia

The O’pen BIC class is really starting to take off in Australia and we’ve made quite a few trophies for them.