Most general historic information about the Club is maintained on the Alumni & News website (opens in a new window).

Trophies Awarded in Club Competitions Since 1899

The trophies are listed in the order they appear in old Club Handbooks. Several trophies have been lost - any help in recovering them would be much appreciated. The Club also has some trophies won, and artifacts acquired, over the years. The most notable is the Marine Hitler Jugend (Youth) plate won at Kiel in 1938 by J F Paxton and Brian D'Arcy-Irvine. A CUCrC team of Stewart Morris, J F Paxton (Seniors) and Brian D'Arcy-Irvine, John Blewitt, Michael Ellison, Keith George (Juniors) took part in the Kiel event, winning several trophies. Ellison (1st) and Blewitt (3rd) won the team event (actually an inter-club fleet race) by beating three other teams, including a Hitler Youth team, in one long light-weather race, each team having two boats. The 'Youth' plate is a trophy that Paxton and D'Arcy-Irvine won for 2nd best foreign team in a series later in the week, sailing together in a so-called Monotype. The trophy is complete with a dent resulting from Stewart Morris (deliberately) dropping the it during its presentation - as a protest against fascism. All these items are the responsibility of the Club Trophy Trustee - currently Mike Hayles. The 'Inland Regatta' mentioned below was a day long event on the Sunday/Monday/Tuesday of May Week, held 1899-1978. The last Regatta of which there is a record was held in 1977 at Hunts SC - Trinity beat St Johns in the final of Cuppers, Mark Struckett won the Gosnell Cup, Bruce Burnett won the Lightning Cup, Chris Brown won the Clover and Winter Cups, Rob Jeffreys won the Bill Smith Trophy, and Chris Atkins and Mary Clarke won the Coffee-Drinkers Cup. In addition, it is known that Chris Brown won the Clover Cup in 1978, and Bruce Burnett won the Lightning and Simpson-Channel-Winter Cups that year. The 'Marine Meeting' was a week-long event held at some costal location at the end of June - before the Varsity Match - from 1903 until 1966. The last Marine Meetings were held on Osea Island on the River Blackwater in 1977 and 1978 after a lapse of a good many years. In 1977 Bruce Burnett won the Lowles Cup and Sandy Polak won the Eurynome Bowl; there is no record of results for 1978. Before the days of structured RYA dinghy training, members were classed as experienced ('A'), somewhat experienced ('B'), and inexperienced ('C'). Class 'A' sailed with and instructed Class 'C'; Class 'B' members sailed together.

Challenge CupFor a Michaelmas Term Club Championship (also called St Ives Week). Repurposed in 2014 for the second team in the Match Racing Varsity MatchPresented in 1965-66 by the Undergraduate Officers and CommitteeCurrently in competitionPhotograph of Challenge Cup
A small EPNS cup, plinth missing
Simpson-Channel-Winter CupFor a single-handed match race at the Inland Regatta between the winners of the Clover and Lightning CupsPresented in 1899 by Evelyn Simpson, Commodore 1899-1903. Won outright (three consecutive victories) in 1902 by A W Channel, Vice Commodore 1903-04, who re-presented it as the Channel Cup. Won outright again in 1935 by J K Winter, Rear Commodore 1933-34, who re-presented it as the Winter Cup.Stolen in a major burglary at the family home of the holder Bruce Burnett in the summer of 1978Photograph of Simpson-Channel-Winter Cup
A fine, large silver cup
Clover CupOpen to Senior Members for single-handed sailing at the Inland RegattaPresented by Stewart Morris in 1933Currently lostPhotograph of Clover Cup
A a fine silver chalice with engraved burgee
Lightning CupOpen to Junior Members for single-handed sailing at the Inland RegattaPresented by J K Winter in 1935Stolen in a major burglary at the family home of the holder Bruce Burnett in the summer of 1978Photograph of Lightning Cup
A nice silver cup
Gosnell CupFor an annual new members racePresented in 1939 by Mrs Gosnell in memory of her husband Ralph Gosnell, Vice Commodore 1923-25 and 1936-39.Not in competitionPhotograph of Gosnell Cup
A fine silver rose bowl and wooden plinth, originally won outright (three consecutive victories) by Ralph Gosnell in his 5 Rater at Tamesis SC in 1902
Bill Smith TrophyFor new members who have not raced before joining the ClubPresented in 1952 by Mrs Smith in memory of her son W E SmithCurrently lostAneroid barometer
Coffee Drinkers CupFor mixed double-handed sailing at the Inland RegattaInstituted 1959Currently lostA tankard
Tozer CupFor weekly races in Class 'A'Presented by G C Tozer in 1929Not in competitionPhotograph of Tozer Cup
A fine silver tankard - lost in the 1970's and returned in 2004
The Jubilee TankardFor Saturday races in Class 'A'. Repurposed in 2016 for the second team in the Windsurfing Varsity Match.Instituted 1955Currently in competitionPhotograph of Jubilee Tankard
A pewter tankard
Leaf CupFor weekly races in Class 'B'Presented by C S Leaf in 1929Currently lostA tankard
Saturday Points CupFor Class 'B'Instituted 1955Not in competitionA tankard
Hayward-Coles TankardFor weekly races in Class 'C'Presented by G W Hayward and R R Coles in 1950Currently lostA tankard
Saturday Points CupFor Class 'C'Instituted 1955Not in competitionA tankard
Monthly Challenge CupsFor all three Classes; Class 'C' Cup repurposed in 2016 for Windsurfing Cuppers (Silver Fleet)Instituted 1955Classes 'A' and 'B' lostPhotograph of Monthly Challenge Cup
A pewter tankard
Royal Harwich YC Swordfish TankardWon by Club members in 1948; Repurposed in 2016 for Team Racing Cuppers (Silver Fleet)Currently in competitionPhotograph of Royal Harwich Tankard
A pewter tankard
Yule Oldham (Cuppers) CupFor inter-college team racingPresented by H Yule Oldham in 1924Currently in competitionPhotograph of Yule Oldham Cuppers Cup
A fine silver cup
Queenborough CupFor the Yachting Varsity Match since 2004 (which match was actually sailed in Nov 2003)Presented by the Royal Thames YC in 1950 and used in indeterminate ways until 2004Currently in competitionPhotograph of Queenborough Cup
A fine large silver cup, plinth missing
Hounsell-Dammers ClockFor a single-handed series at the Marine MeetingPresented by B F Hounsell-Dammers in 1924 - previously the trophy was an annual 'Presidents Cup'Not in competitionPhotograph of Hounsell-Dammers Clock
Mechanism needs repair
Brindly CupFor a single-handed race at the Marine Meeting. Re-purposed in 2013 for Windsurfing CuppersPresented by H H Brindly in 1956Currently in competitionPhotograph of Brindly Cup
Won originally by H H Brindly in a single-handed race at the 1909 Marine Meeting held at Poole
Lowles CupsFor helmsman and crew in a double-handed series at the Marine MeetingPresented by Sir Geoffrey Lowles in 1955 - from 1903 the trophies were annual 'Commodores and Vice Commodores Cups'; from 1925 the 'Vice Commodores Silver Bollard Inkstands', which were lost in the early 1950sCurrently lostPhotograph of Lowles Cup
Rather ornate cups
Eurynome BowlFor a novices race at the Marine Meeting. Re-purposed in 2014 for a Match Racing Varsity MatchPresented by George Cockshott in 1950Currently in competitionPhotograph of Eurynome Bowl
Won originally by the yacht 'Eurynome' at a SGYC event in 1903 - a plinth added in 2015 to record winners
Cruising CupFor the best cruising log of the year sent in by a members who matriculated less than 6 years previouslyInstituted 1926Not in competitionOnly plinth remains
The Cambridge (Cam) Cup - previously the Morris Cruising GobletOriginally for the best cruising log of the year. Re-purposed in 1999 as the trophy for the Lent Term invitation team racing eventPresented by Stewart Morris and G C Tozer in 1933Currently in competitionPhotograph of Cam Cup
Identical to the Clover Cup. Lost in 2000 and found again in 2013.
Yule Oldham (Varsity) CupFor the annual team-racing match with the Oxford University YCPresented by H Yule Oldham (C) in 1928 (the previous trophy, the Spender Cup, having been lost)Currently in competitionPhotograph of Yule Oldham Varsity Cup
A fine silver cup
O&CSS 75th Anniversary Ladies SalverFor the annual ladies team-racing match with the Oxford University YCPresented by the Oxford & Cambridge Sailing Society in 2009 on the occasion of the Society's 75th AnniversaryCurrently in competitionPhotograph of 75th Anniversary Ladies Varsity Salver
A fine silver salver
Paul Cox Windsurfing (Varsity) TrophyFor the annual windsurfing match with Oxford UniversityConstructed by Chris Addison (C) and presented for competition in 2005. Renamed in 2013 in memory of Paul Cox, an Oxford windsurfer who competed in the Varsity Match of 2005 and died a few years after going down.Currently in competitionPhotograph of Paul Cox Windsurfing Varsity Trophy
A piece of driftwood mounted with two brass windsurfers