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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I’ve been sailing a Cobra Catamaran for many years but have decided in my mature years I need trainer wheels. So I’ve just bought a Weta. Maybe not quite as fast as the Cobra but I should be able to sail it on my own in most winds.
I don’t yet have it in my hot sticky hands but I have made a trophy for the yacht brokers who I’m buying it off. Hope they like the trophy and I like the boat.