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Posted on 30 July, 2020

History of DSC Trophies

History of DSC Trophies

Last year's trophy sub-committee collated a couple of catalogues that provide a great history of trophies over the years (and will also help with organising future presentations).

The Darwin Sailing Club has a fascinating collection of trophies. Click here to view all the current trophies, and click here to view older trophies, no longer in use but of great historical value. The picture trophy shows one of the beautiful Minnows trophies made by Ian Batenburg

You can check out the work of our Trophy Sub Committee:

DSC CURRENT TROPHIES - at July 2020

DSC NON CURRENT TROPHIES - at July 2020

We would love to hear any of your trophy anecdote's. Here are some to get the ball rolling:

Richard "The smallest things have significance to sailors - Hamish, Patrick and Huw have all been lucky enough to sail on 'The Schooner' (non current trophies page 5) Hope many more do too.
Read Bob Hawke's announcement of the first crew here: https://pmtranscripts.pmc.gov.au/release/transcript-7109."

John Simondson: "The 'NT Tasar Championship' trophy (current trophies page 5) has some real history among the winners, including some Australian and world champions; and the trophy itself, of a carved Tasar hull, was made by Julian Bethwaite." Julian Bethwaite is the son of Frank Bethwaite, who designed the Tasar.

If you have any interesting information about any of the DSC Trophy's let us know!


Thanks to supporters of the Darwin Sailing Club