Trophies – H.A. Bennett Cup
Engraved ‘Cruiser Cup’ as the aim was to
encourage more cruisers to race.
Since 2006 the cup is used as a prize for
PY yachts in U Class Series A.
Approx. height: 170 mm
|1988||P. Colling||Tin Tin|
|1989||P. Colling||Tin Tin|
|1990||T. J. Page||Eureka|
|1991||T. J. Page||Eureka|
|1995||(no name)||Ho Hum|
|1997||B. Bagley||Tara of Helford|
|1998||R. Kinna||Red Pepper|
|2005||J. Cruise||Mary Boon|
|2006||A. Nancarrow||Chardonnay Girl|
|2007||J. Cruise||Mary Boon|
|2009||E. Beattie||4 Winds|
|2012||J. Cruise||Mary Boon|
|2013||J. Cruise||Mary Boon|
|2014||J. Cruise||Mary Boon|
|2015||T. Hardman||Wizard of Clee|
|2016||J. Cutler||Growling Cougar|
|2017||J. Cruise||Mary Boon|
|2018||T. Rowley||The Cool Kids|
|2019||T. Hardman||Wizard of Clee|
Presented by former Commodore Don Bennett in memory of his father.
In 1985 it was for the evening series of four races for Yachts. From 1987 it was for the slower PY class.
At that time, ‘Cruisers’ was a term used to mean yachts, as opposed to gaffers or working boats.
Quoting from a letter from the then Commodore (Arfie Treneer) at the end of the 1987 season: “Due to the large turnout of cruisers and gaffers, we have split their class into sub-divisions”.