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
handicap 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||A Street||Lez Beez Neez|
|2019||J Cruise||Mary Boon|
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”.
In 2020 racing was curtailed by covid and when the race programme partially recovered from 2021 with only two series of Friday evening races, the A series trophies were set aside in favour of those for the former B and C series.