Classic Boat Festival Trophies and Awards

Festival Trophies

  Classic Schooner Trophy

The first perpetual award presented by the festival, this award was designed and built by Alan Lester, F.R.I.C., President of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia in 1979. This trophy is awarded within the schooner fleet.

  • 2018 Winner – Sir Isaac

  Ned Ashe Memorial Award  

Named after Ned Ashe, past Commodore of the festival. Ned sailed in the first Swiftsure race and every subsequent one until 1975

  Peter London Memorial Award

Named after the late master shipwright and long time judge, Peter London, this award is given to the best work boat. The trophy incorporates Peter’s caulking mallet, a tool which has seen much use on many working vessels on this coast. First awarded in 1995.

  • 2018 Winner – Gikumi

  Irv Cormack Memorial Award

One of the early supportersand committee members of the Festival, Irv lived aboard his beloved Huliki from the early 1970s until his death in 1998. The award is given to the best live aboard and utilizes the microphone from Irv’s VHF radio which he spent a great deal of time on, talking to his many friends.

  First Place Classic Open Boat

Presented by the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Foundation. This award symbolizes the strong historical connections between Victoria and Port Townsend. We are appreciative of the support that Port Townsend gave this festival in the early years, and continues to do to this day.

  • 2018 Winner – Windsong

  Master of Disaster Award

Built from the worm shield of the Faranda which hit Fiddle Reef on her way to the Festival in 1993, this award celebrates the most embarrassing event of the year within the Classic Boat fleet.

  • 2018 Winner – Messenger III

Blayney Scott Memorial Award

For best restored power, Blayney and Almeda Scott, aboard their beloeved Messenger III, were fixtures at the Boat Show since its inclusion of power vessels in 1978. Blayney was a judge, committee member, Honourary Commodore, and tireless champion of wooden boats and the Maritime Museum of BC.

  • 2018 Winner – Madera

John West Memorial Honorary Commodore Award

Introduced in 2017, this award celebrates each Honourary Commodore to preside over the Classic Boat Festival.

  • 2018 Recipient – John MacFarlane

Festival Award Categories

Hospitality Award

  • 2018 Winner – Midnight Sun

Best Tug Boat

  • 2018 Winner – n/a

Farthest Away

  • 2018 Winner – Betty Mc

Oldest Boat

  • 2018 Winner – Katahdin (1899)

Oldest Sail

  • 2018 Winner – Martha (1907)

Best Tender

  • 2018 Winner – Puffin’s Pram

Best Sail Training Vessel

  • 2018 Winner – Martha

Best Motor Sailor

  • 2018 Winner – New Seeker

Irv Cormack Best Liveaboard

  • 2018 Winner – n/a

Best Modern Classic

  • 2018 Winner – Sir Isaac

Best Conversion

  • 2018 Winner – Merry Chase

Peter London Best Work Boat

  • 2018 Winner – Gikumi

Best Pocket Cruiser

  • 2018 Winner – RAT III

Best Tabloid Cruiser

  • 2018 Winner – Felicity Ann

Best Engine Room

  • 2018 Winner – David B

Best Runabout

  • 2018 Winner – n/a

Best Overall Powerboat

  • 2018 Winner – Suellen

Best Restored Powerboat

  • 2018 Winner – Madera

Best Restored Sailboat

  • 2018 Winner – Katie Ford

Best Overall Sailboat

  • 2018 Winner – Tioga

Best Costume

  • 2018 Winner – Flying Eagle

People’s Choice

  • 2018 Winner – Merry Chase

Best Rowing Shell

  • 2018 Winner – n/a

Young Person – Old Boat

  • 2018 Winner – n/a

Best Riveted Steel Vessel

  • 2018 Winner – n/a

Best Laminate Construction

  • 2018 Winner – Sir Isaac

Best Replica

  • 2018 Winner – Joshua

Best Pulling Boat

  • 2018 Winner – n/a

Best Open Power Boat

  • 2018 Winner – n/a

Best Open Sail Boat

  • 2018 Winner – n/a

Best Overall Steamboat

  • 2018 Winner – n/a

Most Improved

  • 2018 Winner – Gyrfalcon


Festival Races

Classic Open Sail Race Class I

  • 2018 Winner – Tioga

Classic Open Sail

  • 2018 Winner – Windsong

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