Below are the awards and Trophies Awarded to Junior Club Participants
Donated in 1931 by Roper Dayment, the first Junior Club instructor. It is awarded to the winner of the two month, Single-handed Championship Racing Series.
Kelly & Long Cup
This cup was awarded to the RCYC member Arthur Kelly and Ed Long in 1924 for winning the A-class Dinghy Championship at the Club. Mr Long’s son is now an active member of the RCYC. Mr. Kelly, who later became a judge of the Supreme Court of Ontario (1960-1975) reputedly never lost a sailing protest. This trophy has been given to the Junior Club for competition, to be awarded to the winners of the two month Double Handed Championship Racing Series.
Thomson Memorial Trophy
This trophy was donated by fellow sailors in memory of Paul Thomson from Halifax. Paul successfully campaigned his Soling, with crew members Phil Gow and Stewart Flinn, at events across Canada. He and his crew represented Canada at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics Games with very creditable results. Paul died tragically not long after the Games. It was donated in memory of this fine young sailor to the RCYC Junior Club to encourage youth sailing. It is awarded to the winner of the one month Double Handed Championships Racing Series.
This Lake Yacht Racing Association trophy, donated in 1962, is awarded twice each summer to the winner of the one month Single Handed Championship Racing Series.
Skip Lennox Cup (formally the Strathcona Cup)
Named in honor of Skip Lennox a former Junior Club star, Olympic sailor and flag officer of the RCYC. Awarded to the winner of the Optimist Championship Racing Series.
Red Jacket Trophy
This trophy was first won by the yacht Red Jacket for finishing first in class B in a race around the south of Florida. The sloop was raced by Mr. Perry Connolly in the Southern Circuit, a series of races off the coast of Florida. It went on to win the overall championship - the only Canadian yacht to ever do so. It is awarded to the Junior Club sailors who win the Bronze Learn to Sail Championship Racing Series.
Van Beurden Cup
Presented in 1966 by Harry A. C. Van Beurden for competition at the Junior Club. Won the first year by his eldest son, Frank, and later by his second son, Ernie, sailing optimists in their "freshman" year at the Junior Club. It is now awarded to the winner of the White Learn to Sail Championship Racing Series.
Presented to the Junior Club by James Crang a noted architect and yachtsman. He named this trophy after his famous 6 metre yacht followed by his 5.5 m (Bibis II) and his nonsuch 30 (Bibis III). It is awarded twice each year (July and August) to the winner of the Girls’ Championship Race. It is open to all divisions.
Best All Round Graduate
This beautiful and prestigious trophy was presented to the Junior Club in 1925 by Jack W. D. Townsend. It is a model of the mast that graces the front lawn of the RCYC. It is awarded to a graduating boy, elected by his peers at the annual Junior Club banquet, who best exemplifies sportsmanship, general proficiency, progress & interest in Club achievers.
Presented by Junior Club graduates in the name of Ruth Gooderham Mills, the first instructor of the girls Junior Club. It is awarded to a graduating girl, elected by her peers at the annual Junior Club banquet, who best exemplifies sportsmanship, general proficiency, progress & interest in Club activities.
First Year Sportsmanship
**Sportsmanship - conduct becoming a sportsman: a person who is fair, generous, helpful to others, a good loser and a graceful winner.
Commodore T.K. Wade Memorial Trophy
Presented by the Junior Club in the name of their instructors in 1960. Tom Wade O. B. E. was one of the founders of the Junior Club in 1925, and was Commodore from 1937 to 1943. He was owner and skipper of the famous "P" boat Patricia. It is awarded annually to a first year Junior Club girl who exemplifies great sportsmanship.
Presented "For Encouragement of the Junior Club" by George H. Gooderham, a great benefactor of the RCYC, and Commodore for fifteen years. He was a great yachtsman and was one of the founders of the Junior Club. It is awarded annually to a first year Junior Club boy who exemplifies great sportsmanship.
Plaques are presented to a member of each of the Optimist Racing, the Bronze Learn to Sail, and the White Learn to Sail divisions who, in the opinion of the instructors, has improved the most in the months of July and August, respectively.
Doug Wright Memorial Trophy
Originally donated in 1952 to the RCYC by Norman W. (Bill) Gooderham for the club championship in the 12 ft. dinghy class. Awarded from 1952 to 1965 to 12 ft. dinghy Club Championships. Inactive from 1966 to 1972. From 1973 to 1992 awarded to Laser class Club Championships.
In 2011 renamed from the Hornpipe Trophy to the Doug Wright Memorial Trophy and re-designated to the Junior Club. It is awarded annually to a Junior Club instructor who best exemplifies the leadership qualities of former Head Instructor Doug Wright who passed away in 2011.