sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Newport Bermuda Race - Brown donates 'War Baby' Trophy
Newport Bermuda Race - Brown donates 'War Baby' Trophy

'Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Commodore Jonathan Brewin holds the new Newport Bermuda Race trophy'    Glenn Tucker
Local sailing legend Warren Brown has donated one of his most prized trophies to the Newport Bermuda Race’s newest class.

Brown has donated the prestigious Grimaldi Coupe Prada Cup he won at the helm of War Baby in the Mediterranean Sea several years ago to the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC).

The silverware has been renamed after Brown’s former yacht and is to be awarded to the winners of the ‘Spirit of Tradition’ Division in the 635-mile ‘Thrash to the Onion Patch’.

The division is an invitational demonstration developed to experiment with the reintroduction of traditional schooner rigged vessels.

Bermuda Sloop Foundation’s triple-mast sloop, Spirit of Bermuda, will compete alone in the new division with a diverse crew of 32 in this year’s Newport Bermuda Race.

'In a way the Grimaldi Coupe Prada ties in with the older tall ships and I thought it would be a fitting trophy for the larger boats that will be racing in the special class,' said Brown. 'The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club came to me some months ago and asked if I had a suitable trophy to put up for the race. They said they would like to have something that would stand out, and being as tall as it is I certainly thought this trophy would do it.'

Brown added: 'The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club came up with the idea of calling it the War Baby Trophy and I agreed because my War Babies have, over a period of many years, had nearly 500 different crew members from many countries around the world.

'I have given this trophy to the class particularly because of the number of crew involved in these boats and also saying at the same time that the skipper can point the bow in the right direction but it’s really the crews that pull these boats together.'

Commenting on the generous donation, RBYC commodore Jonathan Brewin said: 'I am thrilled to accept this donation from Warren Brown for the new class. This class has been created to enable boats, like Spirit of Bermuda, that are not conventionally rated, to compete in the biennial Newport-Bermuda Race.'

Sailing with a crew that included compatriots Malcolm Kirkland, James Watlington, Jay Kempe, Reid Kempe, Paul Doughty, Chesley White and John Watson, Brown won the Grimaldi Coupe Prada Cup aboard a 61 ft Sparkman and Stephens he bought from media mogul Ted Turner.

'Without their help War Baby would not have done so well,' Brown said.

The original War Baby was a dinghy designed by the late Sir Eldon Trimingham and built in St David’s in 1914.

The dinghy, which came into Brown’s possession at the beginning of the Second World War, is currently being restored to its original glory in Ireland.

Jay Kempe, Watlington and Brown will be among the crew of Spirit of Bermuda in this year’s Newport Bermuda Race.

Royal Gazette website


by Colin Thompson, The Royal Gazette

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=98316

11:17 AM Mon 11 Jun 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World





















Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan








Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,


















AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos by American Windsurfing Tour,


SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3   
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature   
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3   
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.   
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson   
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets   
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace   
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2   
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images   
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships   
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT