Trophies – Benson-Moore Memorial Trophy
The trophy was bought with members’ donations in memory of Dennis Benson and David Moore. It is awarded for the best and most humorous season’s log submitted.
Approx. height 225mm
|1982||Ian Bassett & Ken Stead|
|1985||John & Rosemary Spooner|
|1987||Jane & John Martin|
|1991||S & R Paterson|
|1992||Lesley & Eric Wilkes|
|1993||S & R Paterson|
|1994||Brian & Sue Rosevear|
|1996||MYC Flag Officers|
|1999||Roger & Cheeky Browne|
|2000||David & Jan Smith|
|2001||Peter & Rosemary Kendall|
|2002||Nick & Jenny Brown|
|2003||John & Denise Carty|
|2004||Phil & Sheila Standley|
|2005||Brian & Gillian Timmins|
|2006||Nick & Jenny Brown|
|2007||Bob & Caro Shearer|
|2008||Brian & Gillian Timmins|
|2010||Jeff & Jackie Baker|
|2013||J. & R. Baldock|
|2014||J & J Baker|
|2015 - 2021||not awarded|
|2022||Simon & Lynn Fleming|
Dennis Benson and David Moore were keen cruising members who tragically were lost while cruising to Ireland with the Fastnet fleet in 1979. The trophy is awarded for the log of a cruise or race that is considered to be the most humorous, factual, entertaining or interesting.
In recent years the task of judging the entries has fallen to the Vice-Commodore, on the grounds that if any committee were to be given the task they would inevitably disagree!
In 1996, it seems that the cup was awarded to the Flag Officers for a reason yet to be recalled. The year engraved on the cup (and adjacent list) records the previous sailing season.