Here’s what this year’s Rio Grande Cup looks like. Real Navajo silver on a genuine antique bakelite base. Don’t get too excited – the whole affair is only 4 1/2 inches high (well, RGs are small boats :-))
Next year’s will be the same idea, but what the cup and base look like will of course differ.
Earl - not to steal your thunder, but it fits the topic.
Introducing the US RG-65 National Championship Regatta Trophy (a “traveling” trophy) that I am donating to the class. Once we are formally recognized, the winning skipper gets name added to base of trophy with year - and keeps until the next Championship Regatta, when it then goes to the next winner.
Size of the brass cup is approximately 10 inches in diameter and 10 inches high - excluding the wood base. Hopefully no one will attack it and smash it with a club like some “other cup” that I know of.
Hope this will increase the incentive to join the class and perhaps be the first to be listed on the trophy! :zbeer:
Not a problem. The Rio Grande Cup is intended to just be what it is, something you come to Albuquerque to sail for. No other connotation expressed or implied