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Trophy Events held Annually throughout the Year

 

Commodore's Day
Sunday 12th July 2015.  11.30 am Commodore's Bottle Race. 2.30 pm Commodore's P.Y. Race with the H.V.Gough Commodore's Trophy awarded to the winner and the J. Clement Jones Commodore's Salver awarded to the runner up.

H.V.Gough Commodore's Trophy:  Victor Gough is one of South Staffordshire Sailing Club's (SSSC) founder members and the Clubs first Commodore.  Victor Gough was in the first boat ever to sail at SSSC at its original location in Calf Heath reservoir in September 1954.  His building firm provided the hard core for the foundation of the Clubs original entrance and boat park.

J.Clement Jones Commodore's Salver: Clement Jones is one of South Staffordshire Sailing Club's (SSSC) founder members and the Club's first Honarary Secretary.  Clement Jones was the features editor of the Express and Star, who drew together a disperate band of enthusiasts who can rightly claim to have been among the early pioneers in the rapid post war expansion of the development of island sailing clubs. 

Commodore's Novice Salver: The Commodore will award this to someone who, in his/her opinion, has shown significant improvement and/or achievement over the last year. 

Midland Cup - TROPHY INFORMATION PAGE
To be sailed at New Quay weekend on Saturday & Sunday - 13th and 14th June 2015.  If possible 4 races to be sailed - 3 to count.
As from 2013 it will be awarded to the overall winning Club helm sailing a Club class boat & to be based on SSSC's current PH numbers.
This cup will be sailed in conjunction with the Uffa Fox Seamanship Trophy.

Uffa Fox Seamanship Trophy - TROPHY INFORMATION PAGE
To be sailed at New Quay weekend on Saturday & Sunday - 13th and 14th June 2015.

If possible 4 races to be sailed - 3 to count.
It will be awarded to the overall winning Club helm sailing a Club class boat based on SSSC's current PY numbers.  Start time to be advised.
This trophy to be sailed in conjunction with the Midland Cup.

Uffa Fox cut the scarlet ribbon that stretched across the newly-constructed slip way and unveiled a commemorative plaque at the Club's official opening on Saturday 2nd April 1955.

Uffa Fox was the Duke of Edinburgh's sailing companion and became Patron of the Club, Uffa Fox was a world famous Yacht designer and exceptional dinghy sailor.  (For further reading please see page 24 of the SSSC The First Fifty Years, a copy held at the Club House).

Uffa Fox presented SSSC with it's first trophy, which at his suggestion included some seamanship tasks and was not a straight handicap race.  The trophy was first sailed for in 1955.  From 1960 onwards, the Uffa Fox trophy races have been held at New Quay.  The change to sailing on the sea was considered a great improvement, especially as so often there was a flat calm on Calf Heath, whereas at New Quay there was often a fource 4 wind and lively sea.  It has become a true seamanship event.

Sue Hunter Memorial TrophyTROPHY INFORMATION PAGE 

To be held on 7 June 2015.

Peter Waine Trophy - TROPHY INFORMATION PAGE

Monday 6th April 2015; Monday 25th May 2015 and Monday 31st August 2015.

Bank Holiday PY
There will be a bottle prize for the winner of each individual Bank Holiday races, calculated on a P.Y. basis with two races out of the three to count. 1st race starts at 11.30am, 2nd race at 1:45pm, 3rd race at 3.30pm

Pamela Waine Trophy - TROPHY INFORMATION PAGE
To be held 19th July 2015.  Race to start at 3:30pm.

Mrs H.V. Gough Ladies' Trophy
To be held on 19th July 2015.  Race to start at 3:30pm. Both helm and crew must be female. One P.Y. race. Sailed in conjunction with the Pamela Waine Trophy.

This trophy was presented by Mrs H.V. Gough for the Ladies Race in 1956.

The Gardner Trophy
To be held Sunday8th November 2015.  Three P.Y. races, two to count. 1st race starts at 11.00am, 2nd race at 1:15pm, 3rd race at 2:45 pm

This trophy was presented by W. R. Gardner in 1959.

The Calf Heath Trophies TROPHY INFORMATION PAGE

Three Class races, two to count. 1st race starts at 11.00am, 2nd race at 1:15pm, 3rd race at 2.45pm

12th April 2015

There are five Calf Heath Class Trophies: Calf Heath OK Trophy; Calf Heath Firefly Trophy; Calf Heath GP14 Trophy; Calf Heath Lark Trophy and Calf Heath Solo Trophy.

In the Victoria Hotel, Wolverhampton on July 22nd 1954 the club negotiated it's first lease for dinghy sailing on the small Calf Heath reservoir.  It was less than a third of the size of Gailey Lower pool.  It was with Enoch Powell's great help which finally ensured a successful conclusion to the club's tortuous negotiations with the Waterways Executive.  In January 1955 members were organised into gangs for a co-ordinated programme of site clearance and construction.  South Staffs Sailing Club was born,

James Beattie Trophy - TROPHY INFORMATION PAGE
To be held on Sunday 3th May 2015.  Three Pursuit races, two to count. 1st race starts at 11.30am, 2nd race at 1:45pm, 3rd race at 3.30pm. Trophy awarded to the overall winner.

The James Beattie Trophy was presented to the Club by James Beattie in 1960.  James Beattie (Senior) opened a drapery shop on Wolverhampton's Victoria Street in 1877.  Over the next decade the store grew into a thriving business.  A fire in 1896 destroyed Beattie's shop but Beattie was determined to rebuild his business.  Beattie relocated across the street, and this store proved still more successful than the original store.  After James Beattie's death in 1934 his grandson, the younger James Beattie, was appointed Company Secretary.  In 1961 James Beattie became Managing Director and Chairman.  It is during this period that James Beattie presented this Trophy to the Club.  Up until 2005 when Beattie's was taken over by the House of Fraser a monetary gift was also presented with this trophy.

Single-handed Trophy
To be held on 5th July 2015. One P.Y. race to start at 4.00pm. Applicable to Firefly, GP 14 and Lark classes only. No class ‘B' race will be sailed on this day

Century Cup  - TROPHY INFORMATION PAGE
To be held 10th May 2015.  One P.Y. race to start at 4.00pm. Entries for this race are limited to helms 50 years old or over and the sum of the ages of the helm and crew must total at least 100 years. Helm and crew cannot change during the event. No class ‘B' race will be sailed on this day

This Century Cup was presented by Cyril Richards in 1956.   The Centrury Cup is presented to the winning helm and the winning Crew is presented with a Walking Stic which was first presented in 1966.

Mr. & Mrs Race
To be held Saturday 18th July 2015.  One P.Y. race to start at 4.00pm. Applicable to Firefly, GP 14 and Lark classes only.  The lucky winners get the honour of receiving the Mr & Mrs Wooden Spoon.

R.N.L.I. Pennant  - TROPHY INFORMATION PAGE  

To be held on 19th June 2015.

Boxing Day Race
One P.H. race. 2.00 pm start.

The Boxing Day race has two associated trophies, one for the helm and one for the crew.  The trophies were presented by G Parkes and D Horton in 1988.

New Year's Day Race
One P.Y. race. 2.00 pm start.

Flamank Trophy
To be held Saturday 25th April 2015.  One day team racing event for club fleets, sailed in Fireflies. Start at 11.00 am.