Tom Perkins'dark blue schooner wins the overall Yachting World Concours d'Elegance Trophy at the America's Cup Jubilee Regatta
At the final prizegiving of the America’s Cup Jubilee on Saturday evening, Mariette’s owner Tom Perkins was presented with the Yachting World Concours d’Elegance Trophy by Editor Andrew Bray.
The judging of the 62 yachts entered for the Trophy had been carried out over the previous ten days by the judges, Andrew Bray, Lord Amherst representing the Royal Yacht Squadron, Bob Mackay the New York Yacht Club, yachting historian William Collier, yachtsman and designer Jonty Sherwill and Yachting World Deputy Editor David Glenn. Winners of the division trophies were the 1950, Hinckley-built Nirvana (classic) and Bill Koch’s America3, winner of the 1992 America’s Cup, the last US boat to defend successfully (modern).
The main judging criteria for the Trophy were aesthetics, condition, originality and authenticity. ‘It was not easy to reach a final decision with so many beautiful yachts entered,’ said Bray. ‘In the end, however, the judges’ decision was unanimous.’
A full 40-page report on the Jubilee will be published in the October issue of Yachting World, on sale 13 September. Demand for this issue is expected to be very high (the August issue preview was a sell-out) so readers are advised to place an advance order with their local newsagent.