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Prizes & Trophies

Over 100 Prizes Available to Competitors


Despite more than 100 awards available to competitors, including the St. David’s Lighthouse trophy, the Carleton Mitchell Finisterre trophy, the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, all prizes are designed to be well-earned and signify outstanding performance by accomplished bluewater sailors. There are no “easy” prizes in the Bermuda Race.

Notice to Skippers –The CCA has no paid staff. The RBYC has neither the staff nor finances to go into the global export business. The 2024 Bermuda Race Organizing Committee disbands June 29th after Prizegiving, its work done. It is your responsibility to arrange to collect, while you are in Bermuda, your Participant Plaque, and any prizes you may have won. You may designate a representative to pick up your prize at Government House if you cannot do it personally. There is no facility for shipping unclaimed awards.

Robert S. Darbee

Awards Chair

awards@bermudarace.com 

PARTICIPANT PLAQUE 


FOR ALL FINISHERS

Each entrant finishing the Race receives a brass plaque suitable for display aboard their vessel which reads “For Successfully Completing the 2024 Newport Bermuda Race.” These are included with the packet you will receive when checking in at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

FOR YOUTH FINISHERS

THE STEPHENS BROTHERS SOCIETY is for sailors aged 14-23 and will receive a commemorative pin. Skippers please collect the pins with your plaque at the RBYC Duty Desk.



INVITATION ONLY

The Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday, June 29th, 1800 hrs. and is by invitation ONLY.

Invitations will be issued in Bermuda at the RBYC when results are available. Invitations MUST be presented at Prizegiving to be admitted. Due to space limitations, there are no “extra” tickets. Please do not jeopardize your invitations by seeking advance information or tickets from the staff – this simply delays the process. The information and tickets will be available at the earliest possible time.

Mudratz Dreamcatcher

SPECIAL ENTRY


5 SPECIAL ENTRY PRIZES

Each year some sailors fail to register for the Special Trophies before the race and subsequently miss out on some terrific prizes they could have won! Don’t let this be you.  An indication of intention on Race Entry is not sufficient.  To qualify a Special Entry form must be completed.

TOP AWARDS


Special Entry Prizes

Awards that require a special entry form


There are Five “Special Entry” competitions for boats racing to Bermuda in 2024 (and one additional for CCA Members Skippers only). These require completion of a separate Special Entry form in addition to general Race entry. An indication of intention on Race Entry is not sufficient. To qualify, a Special Entry Form must be completed!

For these and certain other prizes marked “X-DV” (See Prize List) will be based on cross-divisional comparison of decimal percentage standing of corrected time ranking within a vessel’s own division. Thus, prize winners will be determined by cross-divisional comparison of a vessel’s relative performance within its respective division. The vessel with a higher relative final standing within its own division will then place higher cross-divisionally. This allows for greater competition for the same prize among vessels in different divisions. It also allows boats from different divisions to combine in 3-boat teams for the Pratt competition.

Jim Grundy Grundoon wins William L. Glenn Family Participation Prize

Glenn Family Prize


Will Glenn was a “Pied Piper” of sailing who, in the course of more than 50 years, introduced many families and friends – young people especially – to the joys and camaraderie of sailing. This prize was given by his family in commemoration of his genial, enthusiastic nature in pursuit of that mission.

Along with a daughter and two sons, Jim Grundy receives the William L. Glenn Family Participation Prize for winning St. David's Lighthouse Class 4.

Photo: Nic Douglass - AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com photo

H. Irving Pratt 3-Boat Team


The Pratt Trophy was given by friends in memory of H. Irving Pratt who took a serious and sustained interest in the problem of handicapping offshore yachts for racing. He had been Chairman of the CCA Technical Committee, Commodore of the New York Yacht Club and sponsor of the Pratt Ocean Racing Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Regional Trophy Selection 


The Newport Bermuda Race awards “Regional” Prizes to recognize the efforts of skippers, vessels and crew that come some distance to participate. There are 5 Regions to be so recognized.

Chris Van Tol accepts the 2014 Regional Prize for top Great lakes entry from His Excellency Mr. George Fergusson as RBYC Commodore Somers Kempe looks on.

City of Newport Trophy


Best Performing “Foreign” Yacht—The City of Newport Trophy recognizes the special efforts of Skippers, Crew and Vessels who have come a substantial distance to participate in the Newport Bermuda Race. AND to emphasize the far-ranging significance of this Race as the sole international offshore event among the great yacht races across the globe.

CC-BY-SA-3.0/Matt H. Wade at Wikipedia 

Stephens Brothers Youth Prize


The Newport Bermuda Race is well known as a long-distance ocean adventure with a special appeal for ambitious young sailors. Many of today’s skippers, navigators, and watch captains first went to sea as teenage deck hands in a “Thrash to the Onion Patch,” or on a return delivery from Bermuda. Perhaps most illustrious of such sailors were Rod and Olin Stephens. With their breakthrough yacht Dorade, they won several prominent events by age 23.

2016 Winners of the Inaugural Stephens Brothers Youth Prize, the crew of High Noon with His Excellency, The Governor of Bermuda, George Fergusson

Photo Credit: Barry Pickthall/PPL

Best 2-boat CCA Team

CCA Members Only


Teams may be composed of any combination of CCA-skippered vessels sailing SDL, GHL, FI, DH. EVERY CCA-skippered boat from these divisions should be a member of such a team. Cross-divional (“X-DV”) scoring applies. Each such vessel may be a member of only one CCA 2-boat team for this award. (This is similar to but NOT to be confused with the Pratt 3-boat team competition which is a separate competition and open to vessels of any club affiliation.)

Provisional Trophy List 2024

wdt_ID wdt_created_by wdt_created_at wdt_last_edited_by wdt_last_edited_at Trophy Order Award Qualification Donor
1 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 1 St. David’s Lighthouse Trophy Corrected Time Winner – St. Davids Lighthouse Division (SDL) Bermuda Tourism
2 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 2 Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Trophy Corrected Time Winner – Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division (GHL) Bermuda Tourism
3 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 3 Carleton Mitchell Finisterre Trophy Corrected Time Winner – Finisterre Division (FI) 3-time Newport Bermuda Race Winner Carleton Mitchell
4 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 4 Royal Mail Cup Corrected Time Winner – Open Division (OP) RBYC
5 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 5 Philip S. Weld Prize Corrected Time Winner - Double-Handed Division (DH) CCA Boston Station
6 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 6 Superyacht Prize Corrected Time Winner - Superyacht Division (SY) Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (“BROC”)
7 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 7 Bjorn R Johnson Castle Hill Trophy Corrected Time Winner Multihull Division (MH) BROC, in Memory of our Esteemed Past Chairman
8 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 8 War Baby Trophy Winner - Spirit of Tradition Division (SP) Warren A. Brown
9 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 9 George S. Coumantaros Boomerang Trophy New Course Record, Elapsed Time, SDL Friends and Shipmates of George Coumantaros
10 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 10 Moxie Prize Crew of Corrected Time Winner - DH CCA Boston Station
11 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 11 Corinthian Trophy Best Performance by an All-Amateur Crew - St. David’s Lighthouse Division. E. Llwyd Ecclestone, past Lighthouse winner
12 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 12 CCA Bermuda Station Trophy Best Perf. By a Vessel Skippered by CCA or RBYC Member. SDL, GHL, FI, DH (X-DV) CCA Bermuda Station
13 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 13 Stephens Brothers Youth Division Prize Best Perf. By a Youth Div, Crew (“Special Entry” req’d.) SDL, FI (X-DV) CCA New York Station
14 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 14 Stephens Brothers Society Pin ALL NBR ’22 Sailors age 14 thru 23 a/o 6/21/24 (Skipper must verify on form.) BROC - p/u @RBYC Duty Desk
15 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 15 Dorade Trophy Best Perf. by a “Vintage” Yacht (25+ years age). FI, SDL, GHL, DH (X-DV) CCA
16 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 16 Edlu Tankard Second Best Corrected Time - SDL R.J. Schaefer
17 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 17 Overall Performance Trophy SDL Class Winner, Corrected Time, Which Beats Next 2 Yachts in Her Class by Largest Margin Walter Wheeler, Jr.
18 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 18 Thomas Fleming Day Memorial Trophy Yacht under 40’ with Best Corrected Time St. David’s Lighthouse Division Frederick B. Thurber CCA Charter Member
19 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 19 City of Newport Trophy Best Perf. By a “Foreign” Yacht (Non-US, Bermuda, Cayman). SDL, GHL, FI, DH, (X-DV) “Special Entry” Req’d. City of Newport, RI
20 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 20 William C Finley Trophy Yacht 15+ Years, Best Corrected Time - SDL William C Finley
21 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 21 National Museum of Bermuda Prize Yacht Older Than 15 Years With 2nd Best Corrected Time in SDL National Museum of Bermuda
22 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 22 Corporation of Hamilton Prize First Yacht to Finish on Elapsed Time, SDL/GHL The Mayor of Hamilton For the Corporation of Hamilton
23 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 23 Herbert L. Stone Memorial Trophy First Yacht to Finish - FI (Elapsed Time) Friends of Herbert L. Stone
24 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 24 Harvey Conover Memorial Trophy Second Yacht to Finish SDL or GHL (Elapsed Time) Former Flags, RBYC
25 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 25 H. Irving Pratt Trophy (3-Boat Team) Best Combined Perf. 3-Yacht Team. May be intermingled divisions: SDL, GHL, FI, DH. (X-DV) “Special Entry” Required. CCA Friends of Irving Pratt
26 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 26 Frederick Avon Burrows Memorial Bowl First Bermuda Yacht on Corrected Time in SDL Mrs. F.A. Burrows
27 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 27 R.M. “Dick” Masters Trophy First Bermuda Yacht Which Beats the Second Bermuda Yacht by the Largest Margin in Her Division Mrs. Lorna Masters
28 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 28 George W. Mixter Trophy Navigator of a Yacht Winning a Lighthouse Trophy. 2 Awards, One Each for St. David’s and Gibbs Hill Mrs. Findlay Downs
29 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 29 Schooner Mistress Trophy Navigator of First Yacht to Finish SDL or GHL (Elapsed Time) Crew of Mistress
30 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 30 Navigator’s Prize Navigator of Yacht With Best Corrected Time Finisterre Division BROC
31 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 31 Rod Stephens Seamanship Trophy Outstanding Act of Seamanship. Awarded at CCA Annual Mtg. - All Venues. Race Nominees are Prime Candidates. Friends and Shipmates of former CCA Commodore Roderick M. Stephens, Jr.
32 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 32 William Snaith Memorial Trophy Designer of Yacht Winning SDL (Awarded at STC Event) Storm Trysail Club (STC)
33 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 33 Latifa Challenge Cup Class Winner in Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division Michael Mason
34 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 34 Vincent J. Monte-Sano Rear Commodores Trophy First in Class Winner CCA New York Station
35 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 35 Essex Station Trophy First in Class Winner CCA Essex Station
36 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 36 Ray Graham Bigelow Memorial Trophy Class Winner in St. David’s Division Mrs. F. Lieber
37 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 37 Sir Thomas Lipton Memorial Trophy Class Winner in St. David’s Division Robert B. Smallwood
38 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 38 Malabar Trophy Class Winner in St. David’s Division Mrs. John Alden
39 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 39 Alfred E. Loomis Trophy Class Winner in St. David’s Division Friends of A.L.
40 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 40 Samuel Pepys Trophy Class Winner in St. David’s Division Royal Navy Sailing Association
41 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 41 Argentine Trophy Class Winner in St. David’s Division Yacht Club Argentino
42 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 42 “Mixed Doubles” Prize Best DH Perf. By M/F Pair 2 Prizes – One for Each Crew Member. BROC
43 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 43 The Commodore’s Centennial Trophies for Best CCA Skippered Performances 1860 Prince of Whales Trophy 1770 Commodore’s Trophy 1884 RCYC Wendur Tropohy 1896 Minerva Trophy 1896 Thames Trophy 1901 McDonough Trophy Awarded at CCA Annual Dinner Best CCA-Skippered Performance: Finisterre Division Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division St. David’s Lighthouse Division Double-Handed Division Best CCA 2-Boat Team (X-DV) Best CCA Station Performance (X-DV) Past CCA Commodore Christopher L. Otorowski (Requires Special Entry) (Requires Special Entry)
44 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 44 Bermuda Ocean Cruising Yacht Trophy Best Combined Perf: Current Newport Bermuda Race and Immediate Prior Marion Bermuda Race Finisterre Div. BROC
45 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 45 Olin J. Stephens Ocean Racing Trophy Best Combined Performance Between Current Newport Bermuda Race and Immediate Prior Marblehead Halifax Race St. David’s/Gibbs Hill Divisions Friends of Olin Stephens
46 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 46 Eastern Ocean Racing Championship Prize Best Combined Performance Between Current Newport Bermuda Race and Immediate Prior Annapolis-Newport Race. FI, SDL, GHL, DH (X-DV) BROC
47 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 47 William L. Glenn Family Participation Prize Best Performance by a Vessel with at Least 4 Family Members, 1 or More in the Afterguard. SDL, GHL, FI. (X-DV) (“Special Entry” Form Required.) The Glenn Family
48 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 48 “Regional” Prize 5 Prizes – One each for Best Performance by a Yacht from a Specific Distant Home Region Best Performance each by Yacht from: 1) Chesapeake 2) Great Lakes 3) Canada 4) Pacific 5) Deep South. SDL, DH, GHL, CR. (X-DV) “Special Entry” Form Required. BROC
49 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 49 Commodore & Mrs. Robert L. Hall Swan Trophy “Swan” Yacht with Best Corrected Time in the St. David’s Division (Awarded at Swan Association Event) The Hall Family
50 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 50 Scarritt Adams Shield US Academy Yacht with 2nd Best Corrected Time, SD Mrs. Poppy Adams
51 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 51 Stephen W. Gerber Cup USNA Yacht with Best Corrected Time, SDL (Awarded at Annapolis.) US Navy
52 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 52 Dan A. Kimball Trophy Navigator of USNA Yacht with Best Corrected Time, SDL (Awarded at Annapolis.) US Navy
53 kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM kate.somers 02/28/2024 12:37 PM 53 Endurance Trophy Cook of the Last Yacht to Finish RBYC
Trophy Order Award Qualification Donor

Up to four prizes may be awarded per class based on the number of starting vessels as follows:  

First (1-3), Second (4-7), Third (8-11), Fourth (12+). Similarly for the William L. Glenn Family Participation Prize. Prize scoring is based on ORR unless otherwise noted.  

Certain prizes marked “X-DV” are for “Best Performance” scored cross-divisionally by comparing across divisions the decimal  percentage ORR corrected time placing of vessels within their respective divisions. 

Eastern Ocean Racing Championship Prize – “X-DV” applied to the entire fleet for this NBR (ORR) and prevailing handicap system(s)  for Annapolis-Newport. The Championship Prize goes to the vessel with the lowest combined score among vessels competing in both races.  

“Special Entry” is required for: 1) Pratt 3-Boat Team Prize, 2) Regional Prizes, 3) City of Newport (Best Performance by a “Foreign”  Yacht), 4) Glenn Family Participation Prize 5) Stephens Brothers Youth Division. Special Entry forms available at bermudarace.com.  All five are scored cross-divisionally (X-DV). Special Entry is, in part, so that skippers are not sidetracked in gathering this information  at time of vessel entry. On occasion some NBR entrants, with what ultimately proved to be outstanding performances, have  overlooked coming back to “Special Entry” when their requisite information had become available and missed out on prizes they 

otherwise would have won. Do not let this be you!  

EVERY SDL, GHL, DH, FI yacht in the 2024 Newport Bermuda Race should be a member of a 3-boat Pratt Team! Each winning vessel receives a plaque with its own lines as provided by US Sailing. Requires Special Entry. 

EVERY yacht with at least 4 family members aboard should look to qualify for the William L Glenn Family Participation Prize  (double-check “Family” criteria on entry form). Requires Special Entry. 

“Special Entry” for Pratt Teams, Glenn Family Participation, City of Newport, Youth Division and Regional Prizes accepted up until  0900 hrs. Friday, June 21 via Special Entry forms at bermudarace.com 

* The St. David’s Lighthouse Trophy was first awarded in 1954 and has become the Race trademark. The next 3 such awards – 1956,  1958, 1960 – were all won by Carleton Mitchell and his 38’ S&S yawl Finisterre. In the 118-year history of this Race, no other  skipper/vessel pairing has matched that back-to-back-to back hat trick. 

Prizegiving will be Saturday, June 29, 1800 hours. Attendance is by invitation only. Stay alert for announcements and also check  RBYC board postings for relevant information. 



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