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James Beattie Trophy
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Beatties, Wolverhampton
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Past Winners - Can you guess the year?

James Beattie Trophy



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.

For further details on pursuit racing click HERE.


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.

Congratulations to the 2016 winners: James Coss and Emma Macley.  In second place Jon Woodward in his Solo and in third place John Billington and Nic Booth.  Well sailed all of you.

Commodore presents James and Emma (2016 Winners) 

with trophy

Previous Winners

Year Helm Crew
2016 J Goss E Macley
2015 D Young O Goodhead
2014 M Senior N Booth
2013       M Senior         L Senior        
2012 J Billington  
2011 E Dutton  
2010 W Croxford        
2009 J Salomonson    
2008 J Salomonson  
2007 W Croxford  
2006 P Owen  
2005 D Young  
2003 N Goodhead  
2002 G Waldron  
2001 R Jakeman  
2000 D Young  
1999 M Moscardi  
1998 D Young  
1997 J Billington  
1996 D Young  
1995 D Young  
1994 C Jennings  
1993 J Stones  

Click on the pursuit flag sequence below for more information regarding pursuit racing.






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