Historical information

Donated August 25, 1956 by Edward Lumley and Sons (Vic) Pty Ltd, for Annual Competition between all yachts on the Club register. It was first raced January 16 1957, and won by Graham Drane skippering Commodore Otto Meik’s, Paula. Trophy when later provided for by New Zealand Insurance Company donation, was reallocated for a combined divisions result using V.Y.C. handicaps over three races:- ‘W.T. Crosbie Memorial’, ‘Cactus Cup’ and ‘Service Shield’.

Physical description

A Trophy which includes a Chronometer, Barometer and Thermometer mounted in a 155mm diameter Brass Semi Spherical gimbled setting and mounted on 110mm high, six sided tapered brown base with oblong winners inscription plaques attached to faces.

Inscriptions & markings

PRESENTED TO ROYAL ST KILDA YACHT CLUB FOR ANNUAL COMPETITION 1956