St Helena Cup Wrap-Up 2018 | Wynnum Manly Yacht Club, Queensland

The 42nd  St Helena Cup Regatta was held on Moreton Bay over the weekend of 6th & 7th of October 2018, presented by Wynnum Manly Yacht Club. Once again the event was the largest gathering of large boat racing on the bay for the year, with 13 multihulls and 70 monohulls competing in the various divisions.

Multihull Solutions were proud to sponsor the Multihull Division for the event, with Multihull Solutions’ Brisbane-based Sales Consultant Phil Day there to support and present awards to the winning participants over the weekend.

Winner -T Eppell on Spook

At Sunday night’s presentation Phil was the first sponsor up to hand out the prizes for the Multihull Division. Prizes included a gift voucher from Muir Marine as well as Multihull Solutions show bags with caps, key floats and our 10th Anniversary Magazine.

Fastest boat -C Wren on Catalyst

Many thanks to the Wynnum Manly Yacht Club for running such a great event again this year and allowing us to support, and of course to all participants who made it such a fun regatta.

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History of the St Helena Cup

The St Helena Cup (an excerpt from Peter Auld’s Book)

1976 goes down in history as the first year of the Club’s signature event – The St. Helena Cup. The idea came from long standing members Stan Davey, Mick Patterson and Rod Florence, who in the early 1970’s began planning a yacht race in Moreton Bay of equal importance as the Bribie Cup or the Myora Cup-events run by other clubs. They wanted a team race similar to the Admiral’s Cup raced in the UK at the time. The idea reached fruition in 1976 when Mick Patterson kindly donated his family’s treasured silver cup as the winner’s trophy. Commodore Vince Hayes accepted the cup on behalf of the Club, and the proposed yacht race was named the St Helena Cup.

The Cup was hand crafted in England in sterling silver and its long history dates back to 1890 when it was a trophy for a rifle shooting competition held on St Helena Island. It was won by Mick Patterson’s grandfather Edwin Cloherty who was a warden on the Island when it was a notorious prison from 1865 until 1932. The President’s Cup as it was known in 1890 was won by Edwin. It was inscribed with his name and went into the family’s heirloom cupboard. Mick inherited the Cup from his Aunt Helena who was the first white child born on St Helena Island. Click here for more.

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