Trophies and retention prizes are awarded for the first three boats in each series at the Annual Prize Giving Dinner. Further trophies are awarded for specific races/events as detailed on below:
Downs Sailing Club Trophies (awarded for racing)
Easter Egg Race / A general handicap race sailed on Easter
Marquis Medallion Monday.
Fred Herbert Trophy Three short general handicap races – two to. count
Allen Trophy A fast handicap long distance race
Ron Williams Trophy A slow handicap long distance race
(approx. 120 mins) maximum handicap number of 1335.
Ladies Trophy Open to any Lady helm (crews may be male or female).
Rice Trophy A two hour pursuit race (Mixed Handicap Fleet).
Original Commodore’s To be awarded to the first Cadet in the two
Cup hour pursuit race above.
Cadet Trophy A short series of races open to sailors (helms and crews) under 19 on 31/12/2019 and run over three Friday evenings (7pm start) in mid-summer.
Queen Mother’s Cup A general handicap race which will include a mark off Walmer Castle in the course.
Siemssen Trophy TBA
Commodore’s Cup A club competition open to all members and sailed in Toppers (boats provided).
Norman Atkins Trophy Three short general handicap races – best two races count.
Diamond Anniversary Awarded to the Laser with the best set of Laser Trophy results across Sunday racing (excluding Winter Series)
Winter Spirit Decanter Overall winner of the Winter Series.
Winter Spirit Hot Shot Leading Junior of the Winter Series.
Winter Spirit Nip Leading Fast Handicap Boat in Winter Series (not overall or junior).
Winter Spirit Chaser Leading Slow Handicap Boat in Winter Series (not overall or junior).
RNLI Boxing Day Race A general handicap open event with an entry
fee, all proceeds going to the RNLI.
Jack Hale Trophy Awarded to the winner of the New Year’s Day race or the winner of the first Points race of the year if not sailed.
Downs Sailing Club Trophies (awarded on merit)
Seamanship Trophy To be awarded to a Cadet for a notable sailing
Coastguard Trophy Awarded to the Cadet showing most
Newcomer Trophy Awarded to the newcomer of the year.
Stalwarts Cup Awarded for perseverance against adversity.
Crews Trophy Awarded to the most deserving crew of the year.
Millennium Trophy Awarded for an outstanding performance at an
International or National event.
Suzanne Fletcher Awarded by the Executive Committee to the Trophy member, who has supported, encouraged and motivated other members to sail.