QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER’S CUP Ch8+
Junior 18 Championships Eights
This cup was presented by the Kitchin Society – the coaches of many of the school boat clubs who attend this Regatta – to mark the Regatta’s Silver Jubilee in 1971. It was named by kind permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and has always been presented to the winners of the Regatta’s premier event.
ELSENHAM CUP 2nd8+
Junior Second Eights
This Cup was originally presented to the winners of the event for schools and colleges at the Henley Peace Regatta of 1919. It was won outright by Shrewsbury School who placed it on permanent loan to the National Schools’ Regatta in 1964, to be raced for each year by School Second Eights.Thus the two cups presented for schools events at the two post-war special Henley Regattas, the Elsenham and the Hedsor Cup, are now amongst the trophies offered by the National Schools’ Regatta.
WEST CUP 3rd8+
This cup was the original trophy of the Public Schools’ Third Eights and Colts Regatta. It was presented in 1947 by Dr. Frankland West, who was the School doctor at St. Edward’s School, for the Fastest Third Eight. The Boat Clubs of St. Edward’s and Shrewsbury added the plinth.
1st4+ First Coxed Fours
This cup was presented for School Coxed Fours in 1964 by Westminster School.
Ch4x Championship Quad Sculls
This event was raced at the Regatta from 1974 to 1977. After three more years with no entries the event was dropped in 198, but it was re-introduced in 1986 and a cup was presented by Forest School in 1987
DESMOND HILL COLTS CUP
J16Ch8+ Junior Under 16 Championship Eights
This cup was presented in 1985 by the St. Edward’s Martyrs to replace the old Colts Cup and to be a memorial to Desmond Hill, who founded the Regatta in 1947 whilst master in charge of rowing at St. Edward’s School. Many of the Martyrs who contributed to this cup rowed in the Regatta and were coached by Desmond Hill, who organised the Regatta up until his death in 1984.
THE ETON VIKINGS TROPHY
J16 2nd VIII Junior Under 16 Second Eights
From the 2008 regatta a new event for J16 2nd VIII was Introduced to avoid the awkward situation of B crews having to race their own A crews if they were successful in early season regattas. Although there was no race in 2008 due to high winds, the event has since been won three times by Eton College. In the light of this, the Eton Vikings kindly agreed to donate a trophy for this event, which is in the form of a Viking Longship mounted on a mahogany plinth. The trophy was custom made by Andrew Lyte of London, who have such trophies as the Final A Cup to their name, and who mu
J164+ Junior Under 16 Coxed Fours
This cup was presented for Colts Fours in 1968 by R.L.Arundel, who was for many years the Regatta controller and committee member. In 1974, Bob Arundel died as a result of a car accident. The cup was known as Colts Fours until 1979 when it was presented to Junior Under 15 Eights as the Arundel Cup. In the following year it reverted to the Junior Under 16 Coxed Four
J15Ch8+ Junior Under 15 Championship Eights
This cup was originally presented by Desmond Hill in 1964 for the Fastest Fourth Eight. It was typical of Desmond Hill that he would not allow his name to be put on the cup, but he reluctantly agreed to let it be named the Secretary’s Cup. In 1974 it was re-allocated to Junior Under 15 Eights and in 1985 it was renamed the Founder’s Cup by the committee.
J152nd8+ Junior Under 15 Boys Second Eights
This cup was presented in 1992 by the Monkton Bluefriars, old boys of Monkton Combe School.
THE AYLINGS CHALLENGE CUP
ChG8+ Championship Girls’ Eights
This cup was presented in 1990 by Aylings Racing Boats, who were, at that time, sponsors of the Regatta.
THE JIM MASON PLATE
Girls’ Coxed Four
The Jim Mason Plate was presented in memory of Jim Mason, 1911-1996, who coached crews with great success at all levels of rowing. He taught at all ages instilling discipline, technique and, most of all, his love of the sport. The Silver Plate is a lasting memorial and was donated by many of his rowing friends.
CROCKFORD BOWl (formerly the Fergusson Bowl)
ChG2x Championship Girls’ Double Sculls
This trophy was won by Beryl Crockford in the televised British Superstars Competition. As winner of the World Championship Lightweight Double Sculls in 1985, it is appropriate that it was presented by her for this event in 1987.
THE INTERNATIONALS CUP
Championship Girls’ Single Sculls
The Internationals Cup was presented in 1985 by The International Rowers and Scullers’ Club for the winner of the Girls Single Sculls.
THE STEVE GUNN BOWL
J16G8+ Junior Under 16 Girls’ Eights
The trophy was presented to the Regatta in 1992 by the Hampton Holles Boat Club Association in recognition of the contribution made by Steve Gunn to both Junior and Women’s Rowing.
ANNA FANGEN CUP
J16G4+ Junior Under 16 Girls’ Coxed Fours
The trophy is in memory of Anna Fangen, an outstanding Junior rower for her school, The Lady Eleanor Holles School, and for Great Britain. After an accident, she tragically died on the 11th April 1999. The cup is presented by her friends and the members of the Hampton Holles Boat Club Association.
THE KING AND PICTON GOBLET
J15G8+ Junior Under 15 Girls Eights
The cup was presented by Marlow Rowing Club Girls’ squad parents to celebrate the club’s win in 2012, and named in honour of the coaches of that crew, Bret King and Colin Picton.