The "Sir Christopher Ondaatje Chester Classics Cup"
Deed of Gift
I, Christopher Ondaatje, deed this trophy to the Chester
(CCF) and to the Chester Yacht Club (CYC). Although I believe the
two institutions are in general accord with respect to the
administration of the cup, disagreements between them will be resolved
cup, to be named the "Sir Christopher Ondaatje Chester Classics Cup,”
embossed silver bowl standing on two silver bands upon which are
inscribed the name of the cup and its winners.
To promote friendly competition among classic yachts.
The regatta is open to all boats defined as “Classic” per ISAF as
Classic Boat is a yacht launched before December 31st 1963 or a
replica of a Classic Boat that,
independent of her launch date, was built in conformity with the design
of a Classic Boat launched before December 31st 1963, or as otherwise
defined by CCF.
Racing will be held in Mahone Bay or as otherwise prescribed by CCF.
The cup is to be raced for annually, in a series of three races,
scheduled CCF in collaboration with CYC. If CYC chooses not to
schedule racing for the cup, CCF will assume responsibility.
Rules, regulations and custody of the cup will be the responsibility of
CCF or its assigns.
Racing will be conducted under the terms of a Notification of Race
(NOR) to be promulgated by CCF.
If racing is discontinued, the cup will revert to Sir Chistopher
or his descendants.
Chester Classics Gold Cup
Deed of Gift
The Chester Classics Gold Cup was gifted to the CC in 2012. It was
raced for from 2012 until 2016. Mr. Hopper withdrew his gift in August
of 2017. It is the intention of CC to replace it in the future.
I Jay Cameron
Hooper deed this trophy to the Chester Classics Assoc.;
an exact replica of the King Edward VII Gold Cup. To be raced for
annual basis, combining The Classics weekend regatta, and Chester
Classics division of Chester Race Week.
is on show at the R.B.Y.C. in Bermuda, and is, the oldest Match Racing
Trophy in the world.
VII awarded this trophy in 1907 for an international race at the
Jamestown exposition, in commemoration of the first English
settlers in America. To be raced in class "Q" yachts. (.Jay notes: This is
on the actual
trophy.) [How very interesting JWWJR]
At some stage I guess Bermuda won it and
still have it.
When this trophy ceases to be raced for in
Yachts, it will
refer back to my youngest grand daughter, Megan Jayne Willis.
done in memory of my late son-in-law Jonathan Willis.
happy sailing to all winners and losers, enjoy, remember the great
Best Wishes from Jay and family.
PS. The insurance, keepers, and winner names
on the Trophy to be the
responsibility of the Chester Classics Assoc.
John W Wurts Jr
Tiny Classics Cup
Deed of Gift
I John W. Wurts Jr. deed this trophy entitled the “John W
Wurts Jr Tiny
Classics Cup” to the Chester Classics for the purpose of encouraging
friendly competition among small yachts in Atlantic Canada. Yachts from
other arias are invited to join as Guests. The cup is to be raced for
as a division of the Chester Classic Series when three or more tiny
boats as defined by The Chester Classics sponsors are registered to
race. The particulars of racing are to be defined and disseminated by
the Chester Classic sponsors.
Custody and maintenance of cup is to be retained by the Chester
Classics or its assigns. The name of the winning boat and its owner are
to be inscribed on the wooden base of the cup.
If racing is discontinued, the cup will revert to John W. Wurts Jr. or
Good luck, happy sailing to all winners and losers alike.
John W. Wurts Jr.