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
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.
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.
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.
It didn’t work out too badly. The keeper trophies look good too.
The Royal Yachting Association – Northern Ireland, RYANI, was after a perpetual sailing award for its “Club of the Year”. Centred on the Belfast dockyards, where the skyline is still dominated today by Harland and Wolff’s famous twin Gantry cranes, Samson and Goliath.
And with a map of Northern Ireland in the background.
I just heard back today from Ireland to say that the trophy is much admired.
I'm not sure if I ever wrote to you to thank you for the trophy.
It is much loved by all who have seen it here!