Royal Southern Yacht Club unveils new Champion of Champions Trophy sponsored by Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Launched in 2012 as part of the Royal Southern Yacht Club's 175th Anniversary
celebrations, this year marks the 5th year in which the Hamble-based Yacht Club
and Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. have united to recognise the prestigious
annual Champion of Champions award.
The Champion of Champions Trophy
To mark this, Barbados Tourism Marketing
Inc. has kindly provided a Champion of Champions Trophy to be presented
This prestigious title together with its generous prize of a return trip for two
to Barbados, including superior hotel accommodation at the Island Inn Hotel from
16th Jan-23rd January, also allows the winners to take part in the Barbados Week
The highlight is the 60nm Mount Gay Round Barbados Race and all
this courtesy of Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. and the Barbados Cruising Club,
and bestowed upon the owner of the most consistent and successful yacht in the
Club's four Summer Series Regattas held in May, June, July & September.
Marc McCollin, Senior Business Development Officer, Barbados Tourism Marketing
Inc. is delighted to be adding such a beautiful Trophy into the prize mix,
commenting: "It is a privilege to associate Barbados with the Royal Southern
Yacht Club. Barbados provides its visitors with excellent water sports and world
class hospitality ashore; those are values that the Royal Southern Yacht Club
shares with us."
Michael Blair's King 40, Cobra, competing in the RSrnYC Barbados September
Image: Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com
This year's winners, previously announced after the Barbados September Regatta
as Mike & Seb Blair (King 40 Cobra, competing in IRC 1), will be presented with
the 2016 Champion of Champions Trophy at the Royal Southern Yacht Club's annual
Prizegiving, a formal dinner and glittering celebration held at their riverside
Club House in Hamble on Saturday November 12th.
The Trophy is currently being
engraved with the previous winners' names as well as the names of this year's
winners, and will be presented on the night by Marc McCollin on behalf of
Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Previous Champion of Champions:
2015 - Annie Kelly & Andy Howe - Blackjack II
2014 - Iain MacKinnon - Tigh Soluis II
2013 - Nick & Adam Munday - IndulJence
2012 - Mike & Jamie Holmes - Jika-Jika
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