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Trophies... would you like these?

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OK you hard-charging serious racers. We've discussed what kind of trophies people like or don't.

 

Here is something a bit out of the ordinary. As a matter of fact, each trophy is unique!

 

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And how could you not display thise proudly, if you happened to be the winner

 

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The Edward Teach Youth Sailing Association is a group of parents and grandparents who wanted to teach their kids and grandkids to sail. Loosely affiliated with Blackbeard Sailing Club, started about 9 years ago, some of the kids were helping serve dinner after the races today. The 'first round' or founding members kids are driving now. Almost all of them are still into sailing. Having helped start and run the group, I am very proud of their success!

 

Not sure if we're going to win one of the plates or not.

 

FB- Doug

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I would like them but I also painted my boat bright pink. My theory is sailing is supposed to be fun but I am finding that most racers believe it's very fucking serious, so would probably have a shiny trinket.

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We used to have a traveling Laser series in Florida made up of one-day regattas during the off season summer months. Entry fee was $5-$10 to pay for refreshments after racing. With no awards budget, we got pretty inventive. I can remember hand painted pieces of broken spars, refrigerator magnets, dolly tags etc. When we really splurged it was visors or hats.

 

I say go for it!

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These are great. Trophies are just stupid things that sit on a mantle and collect dust, or take up space in a basement. I just threw a big box of them away last fall. I couldn't even find a group to take them. I'm all for things you can use in daily life that bring back good memories of a fun weekend on the water when you get to the bottom of your cereal bowl.

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My favorite trophies have been well-made seabags with the event/class/place embroidered prominently.

My least favorite trophies have been crap seabags that come apart after one use.

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My favorite trophies are a simple congrats from those I respect. Crew gets the material BS.

 

^ this ^

 

But we have come to expect some sort of trinket to remember it by. I kind of like the kid-decorated plates, they're interesting and unique; and would stand out in a trophy shelf of pewter and glass knick-knacks.

 

The boat I was sailing on did win a nice plate, the skipper was very pleased with it.

Mmm maybe next year

 

FB- Doug

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We celebrated the 80th birthday of a local racer yesterday after Frostbite races. He brought a box old trophies to give away.

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