View Full Version : Hand-wrought 288 ounces sterling silver cup and plinth
12-29-2007, 01:48 AM
In 1945 William Adams (great nephew of Tattersall’s Lotteries founder George Adams) tracked down what he believed to be a suitable trophy for the fledgling event (the Sydney to Hobart yacht race).
Designed by silversmiths at Prouds of Sydney, the Cup was originally struck for a trans-Tasman yacht race that never eventuated. Prouds described the trophy to William Adams in the following manner… Hand-wrought 288 ounces sterling silver cup and plinth – 25 inches high under a glass dome. Decorations of mermaids, grapevine and seahorses at base. Lid surmounted with mermaid on crest of wave calling up winner. Entirely Australian origin.
And now its been burgled by an American.
Rosebud has been declared handicap winner of the Sydney-Hobart for 2007.
12-29-2007, 03:28 AM
Rosebud is the IRC winner and overall handicap winner of the Sydney to Hobart.
There is still a long way to go for the yachts still racing in the PHS Divisions. Capriccio of Ruh is having a blinder and is the only boat in the Cruising Division.
Only 24 boats have finished so far. There are still 50 boats racing. I see I have some reading to do ... it seems a bit soon to declare Rosebud the overall winner unless all IRC have finished?
Love and War wasn't declared the winner overall until Gillawa finished last year. Gillawa didn't finish until after New Year's Day. Capriccio of Ruh is way ahead of Gillawa's time and Gillawa looked the performance handicap system (PHS) winner until the last few hours before she ran out of puff in Storm Bay. PHS boats do not race for the Tatersall's Cup.
Congratulations to Rosebud. Rosebud made huge gains against Skandia after Skandia appeared to have the race in the bag, in the IRC ... but Skandia took the top off her mast and limped home ... jury rigged.
The shipping costs for these trophies must be pretty big.
And just think, next year Roger Sturgeon will have to pay to ship it back!
12-29-2007, 05:42 AM
I saw on Sailingscuttlebutt that Rosebud has Hyannis as it's Port of Hail. That's just around the corner! Nice to know a "local" boy has some big silver, and deep pockets. We can add that to the Newport-Bermuda trophy my dentist won last year. Guess we must have some sailing around here!
Of course Emily would know who the owner was, not my circle of sailing.
12-29-2007, 06:23 AM
I saw him interviewed - seems like a nice down-to-earth sort of guy. That's him with the bushy beard. Smart too - he had an Aussie navigator on board.
12-29-2007, 01:02 PM
You lifted our sterling silver cup a number of years ago, and now its in the hands of some greedy gnomes from Switzerland.
Kudos to the winner, maybe we should send him after the other one.
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