Sally Barkow of Nashotah USA is the first to have her name on the Bermuda Trophy - A new trophy to be awarded annually to the winner of the ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds
Sally Barkow of Nashotah USA is the first to have her name on the Bermuda Trophy – A new trophy to be awarded annually to the winner of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Women’s Match Racing World Championship. The elegant silver bowl has been presented by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and will be deeded to ISAF.
Barkow was awarded the prize as ‘keeper’ trophy in a surprise ceremony at a gathering of the semi-finalists in the Investors Guaranty presentation of the King Edward VII Gold Cup at Government House Bermuda on Saturday night.
This recognizes her victory in the 2005 Virtual Spectator ISAF Women’s World Match Racing Championship just concluded in Bermuda. Barkow and her crew of Debbie Capozzi, Carrie Howe and British sailor Annie Lush won the finals 3-0 over top American woman sailor Betsy Alison.
The new perpetual trophy which replaces the crystal ISAF Women’s Nations Cup trophy which has previously been awarded to the world champion now represents the highest level of achievement in women’s match race sailing.