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:

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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

                                       (Approx.120 mins).

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.