Trophy History – Butterfly

Roth Martin Bowie Knife - Butterfly Overall Winner

Roth Martin Bowie Knife – Butterfly Overall Winner

 

The BOWIE KNIFE TROPHY is a perpetual trophy donated by the Martin and Roth families in the 1970s. It is given to the Butterfly skipper who wins the overall weekend championship series.

Butterfly regatta series, Momma wouldn’t let me go

Butterfly Regatta Series, Momma Wouldn’t Let Me Go

 

The BUTTERFLY REGATTA SERIES, also known as the “Mom Wouldn’t Let Me Go” trophy was established by Pete Comfort in 1995 and is to be sailed for during the annual Western Michigan Regatta by butterfly sailors who are unable (or not allowed) to attend.

 

The HICKMAN BUTTERFLY TROPHIES are awarded to the winners of the July and August series. They were donated by Charles Hickman in 1972 as perpetual trophies.

 

The LITTLE AMERICA’S CUP is patterned after the America’s Cup Rules. It is sailed as a special challenge series, one man per Butterfly. If there is more than one challenger, then a preliminary series in July determines the final challenger to meet the previous year’s champ. Best of seven determines champion.

 

The LUFFING CUP is a perpetual trophy awarded to the top four finishers of a special race held annually in the Butterfly Class. Donated by the Daily family in 1963.

Lynn Challenge Trophy - Butterfly Class

Lynn Challenge Trophy – Butterfly Class

The LYNN CHALLENGE TROPHIES are awarded to the winners of “E” and Butterfly classes for a race sailed in August. The “E” race is started at the Club, sailed to a mark near Clam River, then finished at the Club. Although it is a competitive trophy, a skipper winning the “E” race in three consecutive years will be awarded a small Revere bowl appropriately inscribed. The Butterfly race is conducted at the Yacht Club, and the trophy is retired by a skipper winning three consecutive races. Funds for engraving and purchase of trophies as needed are provided by the Lynn Trophy Endowment Fund.

Butterfly Pioneer Trophy

Butterfly Pioneer Trophy

 

The PIONEER TROPHIES are perpetual trophies awarded for Butterfly and “E” competition. The trophies are in honor of the original Pioneer Sailors who founded the Club in 1928. The series started on our 35th anniversary in 1963.

 

The SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHIES are awarded to the winners of the weekend championship series races held throughout the summer.

 

The Victoria Estes Most Valuable Butterfly Crew Trophy is awarded to the most valuable crew in the Butterfly class.  The trophy was donated by Simone Garratt in 2018 in loving memory of Victoria Estes.

Women’s Butterfly

At Least I Wasn't Last Trophy

At Least I Wasn’t Last

 

The “AT LEAST I WASN’T LAST” PERPETUAL TROPHY is given annually to the skipper who starts in 50% of the races sailed in the women’s series, and whose score is second to last among the scores of those who have also started in 50% or more of the races. Donated by Kay Comfort.

 

 

Mid-Week Series Butterfly - Top Girl Sailor Overall

Mid-Week Series Butterfly – Top Girl Sailor Overall

 

 

TOP GIRL SAILOR TROPHY

 

 

 

 

The RUTH DAVOCK BUTTERFLY TROPHY is a perpetual trophy awarded to the winner of the season’s Women’s Butterfly races. The skipper who wins the series for three consecutive years will retire the trophy and a new trophy will be provided.

Women's Butterfly - Davock Perpetual Trophy

Women’s Butterfly – Davock Perpetual Trophy

Womens Butterfly - 'Her Majesty's' Perpetual Trophy

Womens Butterfly – ‘Her Majesty’s’ Perpetual Trophy

 

The HER MAJESTY TROPHY is awarded to the winner of a special race or series of races in the women’s Butterfly. Donated by Helen Mary Powell.

 

 

 

The CRAZY LADY TROPHIES are 1st and 2nd place trophies awarded in the women’s Butterfly fleet for a special race or series of races set by Mames Roth, who donated the trophies.

Women's Butterfly - Crazy Lady 1st Place

Women’s Butterfly – Crazy Lady 1st Place

Women's Butterfly - Crazy Lady Race 2nd Place

Women’s Butterfly – Crazy Lady Race 2nd Place

 

The ANNIVERSARY CUP is awarded to the lady who achieves the highest score from both a written test and a special race. Donated in 1989 by the Truesdells.

Womens Butterfly - Anniversary Trophy

Womens Butterfly – Anniversary Trophy

Women's Butterfly Anniversary Plaque

Women’s Butterfly – Anniversary Plaque

 

The LINDA HOOD MEMORIAL TROPHY is a perpetual trophy awarded to the winner of the first Women’s Butterfly race of the season. It was donated by the Hood family in 1996 in memory of Linda.

 

The LADY LIBERTY TROPHY is a perpetual trophy awarded to the winner of a special women’s Butterfly race to be held near the 4th of July. It was donated in 2002 by Lisa Powell.

Womens Butterfly Lady Liberty - 1st Place

Womens Butterfly – Lady Liberty 

Butterfly - Lady Liberty Trophy - 3rd Place

Butterfly – Lady Liberty Trophy – 3rd Place