Trophies – Tuning Fork Trophy
Presented by Chris Bye to be awarded to the winner of a stand-alone three-race series at the start of the season. The tuning fork was a concept borrowed from the Royal Harwich Yacht Club.
The one or two day series of short sharp races enables crews and boats to ‘tune-up’ and practice their techniques ready for the season without jeopardising the early part of the main series
|2012||Xanadu IV||Chris Bye & Sandra Wakefield|
|2013||No race. Too windy|
|2017||Wizard of Clee||Tony Hardman|
|2023||Dawn of Polruan||Steve Przybylski|
The trophy is a tuning fork mounted in a boat-shaped block. It was made by Bob Keast of Ponsanooth from a piece of Elm salvaged from Falmouth docks.
Following the covid pandemic that much curtailed racing in 2020 and 2021, in 2022 this trophy weas reallocated to H class (Shrimpers and Gaffers) for the first Sunday Pursuit Series. This series usually runs from mid-April to mid-May thus preserving the original concept.