The trophies are listed in alphabetical order.

38 Cup

The 38 Cup was given back to the Club in 1985 having been found in the effects of a previous club members. It is very small (only 4 inches tall) and is believed to have been one of the pre-war Commodore’s trophies, which in those days were given annually by the Commodore.

From 2003 it was given as the Slow Handicap Fleet Class Cup and from 2006 it was awarded as an Optimist Class Cup.

The Alderman Priest Trophy

This is a nice salver given to the Club in the will of Alderman Frank J. Priest who was Club Treasurer from 1936-1956 and was also Rear and Vice Commodore during the second World War.

It was given as a prize for the most noteworthy sailing exploit away from the club during the year. It is not awarded every year but only when there is a performance of sufficient merit.

The Brian Pitteway Trophy

Known as the Pitteway slaver, this trophy was given to the club by Vi Pitteway in memory of her husband who sailed Merlin/Rockets at the club in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

For a number of years from 1975 until 1988 the trophy was used as the Merlin/Rocket Class Cup. Since the demise of Merlin fleet, it was sailed for as a one day trophy for all dinghy classes.

It is now used as a personal handicap trophy.

The Cam Challenge Cup

The Cam Challenge Cup was given to the Club in 1938 for an open race which would have no limitations for handicap and class rules would not apply. It was simply for a race with no handicap. This gave rise to boats having all sorts of extra sails and other devices to increase speed- not all of which worked. Since 1972 it has been sailed for under normal class rules and handicaps. It has always been sailed in conjunction with Granta cup, usually on water away from the Club, initially at Ouse Amateur S.C. and at Cam S.C.

The Cam Coffee Pot

The Cam Coffee Pot was given by David Bryant in 1984 as a trophy for the CSC British Moth Open Meeting, which previously had no permanent trophy. It has always been used for this purpose.

From 2005-2008, it was awarded to the first overall Cam Helm in Youth League and 2009 onwards it was awarded for the CSC Moth Open. In 2019, it is awarded for a general handicap for club members.

The Cam Shield

A wooden shield presented by J. M. Scott in 1954. The original use is not known but it was only used from 1954-1959. It was recently rediscovered and in 2001 it was used as a prize for the highest placed helm in the Gold Cup who is qualified to sail in the Doctor’s Cup. From 2006, the Cam Shield was awarded as an Optimist Trophy.

The American Cup

The American Cup was given by the American parents of Marge Winter and was specifically as a trophy for the CSC Mirror Open Meeting.

From 2009 it has been awarded to the first overall Cam junior in the Youth League Events.

The Banham Trophy

An electro-plated cup given by H. C. Banham Ltd, the well known firm of Cambridge Boat Builders, in 1985. The Banham brothers were club stalwarts for many years. It was originally given as the trophy for the CSC Marathon, a 12-hour team event which was held for several years in the 1980’s.

Since the demise of the Marathon, it was used as the trophy for the best Young Helm in the Piggott Cup autumn series, and therefore compliments the Young Helm trophy which is used for the Class Cups series in the spring. 

It is now used as an overall trophy for the youth topper fleet.

The Cam Cannon

The Cam Cannon was originally used to start races at the club. It took shotgun blank cartridges and must have been a fearsome device. It was used to start the Granta Cup at Denver in the 1930’s. It has now been made safe now so that it can no longer be fired! For many years the club had to buy a gun licence for it.

Since 1990, the cannon redesignated the Cam Cannon has been used as the trophy for a series of races in August. It comes complete with box and original pull through for cleaning it.

The Cam Shield

A wooden shield presented by J. M. Scott in 1954. The original use is not known but it was only used from 1954-1959. It was recently rediscovered and in 2001 it was used as a prize for the highest placed helm in the Gold Cup who is qualified to sail in the Doctor’s Cup. From 2006, the Cam Shield was awarded as an Optimist Trophy.

The Cam Merlin Bowl

This fine rose bowl was given by George Heath who was Commodore 1914-1919. It was given in 1947 for open competition for the Merlin/Rocket fleet which newly formed at the club.

Initially it was competed for away from the club at a variety of venues. For many years it was the autumn Merlin Open Metting trophy at Graftham Water S.C. When Graftham no longer required it, it was brought back to the club as a club trophy and was used for the CSC Merlin/Rocket open meeting until 1989.

It is now used as a general club trophy as the prize for one of the summer series of pursuit races. It is now known as the Cam Bowl although it is engraved ‘Merlin Challenge Bowl’.

The Charity Cup

This is another cup from before the war. It is engraved CSC Commodore’s cup from 1939. Another of the permanent trophies given by Commodores. It was seen in an Oxfam shop and brought back into the club in 1983. It was replated and designated the Charity Cup.

The Charity Cup has was used as  the Laser Class Cup. It is currently used for the Bart’s Bash charity race.

The Doctor's Cup

This silver cup was given in 1954 by three doctors who used to sail at the club. It was given as a trophy for those that had never won a major prize at the club. This principle still applies and the race for the Cup is still sailed annually.

Sailed for as a single race usually late July or early August. To be eligible helms must not have won a major trophy at the club. Helms are also excluded if they have won the Doctor’s Cup previously. You can only win this once!

The Foundling Cup

The Foundling Cup is awarded to the winner of the (two races) one day event held on the last race day of the season in November.

The Goodman Cup

The Goodman Cup was donated to the club in 1926 by Capt G. G. Goodman. It is a silver cup and appears to have been originally an army shooting cup, since it is engraved with platoon winners 1917/1918.

The original use in the club is not clear, but since about 1964 it has been used as the Enterprise Class Cup.

The Leaf Cup

The Leaf Cups is a fine silver trophy donated to the club in 1925 by Charles Leaf who was Commodore from 1932-1945. He was responsible for a major resurgence in sailing at the Club during the 1930’s and was renowned for winning as Olympic Gold Medal in his 6 metre yacht ‘Lalage’.

For a number of years from 1945, the Leaf Cup was used as the Merlin/Rocket Class Cup. Since 1975, it has been used as the main trophy for a series of summer races. 

The Macfarlane Trophy

The Macfarlane Trophy is a fine rose bowl donated in 1976 by Ruth Macfarlane and the Macfarlane family in memory of Ruth’s husband affectionately known as ‘MAC”. Mac was a keen cruiser owner and club secretary from 1958-1965. He also acted as a club race official for a number of years. In 2008, the trophy was also engraved with Ruth’s name.

The trophy is used as a trophy for one of the cruiser races away from club waters. It alternates every year with the Schofield trophy and is used either for the long or short cruiser race.

The Oliver Plate

This plate was given to the Club in the 1979 by Lou Oliver. Lou came to the Club quite late in life having retired from his job in the Midlands, he came to live in Cambridgeshire. He was a very well known Merlin/Rocket helm and sailed his Merlin ‘Broad Scoter’ at the Club for a number of years to great effort. Cam Merlin sailors immediately adopted the famed Oliver flyaway spinmaker pole and other innovations. Realising that there were no prizes at the club where individual abilities were taken into account Lou devised and introduced the personal handicap series run on Sunday mornings. This idea was slightly refined over the years is still very popular at the club.

The trophy is used as the overall trophy for personal handicap over the complete season. For the spring series, the Shipwrecked Mariners Pennant is given and for the autumn series, the Pittaway trophy and Deep Fishermen’s Pennant is given.

The Philip Nunn Trophy

This is a fine silver cup which was given by Aubrey and Joan Nunn in memory of their son Philip who sailed Toppers and Comets very keenly at the Club. 

The Philip Nunn trophy has always been used as a prize for the Young Helm who gains the most points in the Pye Gold Cup with qualifying races throughout the year.

It is used for the young helm who gains points for the optimist and youth topper racing and the young helms.

The Porcher Cup

This pretty square silver cup was given to the club by A. C. Porcher. The cup dates from 1931, but as recorded has been sailed for at the club since 1955.

From the start the Porcher Cup was used as the British Moth Class Cup and was used for this purpose until the demise of the British Moth fleet in 1995. It is now used as the overall Handicap Class Cup.

The Schofield Cup

The Schofield Cup was given to the club in 1977 by the Schofiled family in memory of Eric Schofield.

It is always used as a crusier race trophy, alternating with the Macfarlane Trophy for the long cruiser race and the short cruiser race.

The Fachney Trophy

The Fachney Trophy was given by Alex Fachney in 1986 for a cruiser race over the Club course at Waterbeach for which there was no existing prize. By 1986 our cruiser fleet was changing from Broad type cruisers to more modern small modern type boats which were more suitable for the club course. The trophy is still used for this purpose

Ales was a well known cruiser owner and Committee member who built and sailed his own cruiser and also sailed Merlins when they were first introduced into the club about 1947.

The Frostbite Spoon

The Frostbite Spoon is a stainless steel mounted on wood and was first sailed for in 1961. It has always been the prize for race on Boxing Day and remains so. The Frostbite Spoon is a club institution and encourages many members to shake down their Christmas fare.

The Ladies Cup

A Silver cup which has been sailed for at the club since 1925.

As far as is known, it has always been the trophy for a single race for lady helms, and is still used for that purpose.

From 1966-1982, the cup was not sailed for and the ladies races was replaced with a crews trophy. With advent of more single-handers, the Ladies cup was reinstated and is still sailed for as a lady helms cup.

The Macfarlane Pennant

The Macfarlane Pennant was given by Mac Macfarlane as the first club cruiser race trophy.

It is now used as a prize for the first cruiser to get to the Denver Cruising club wires on the long cruiser race.

The Munro Quaich

A quaich is a Scottish two handled drinking cup. This pewter trophy was given by Ian Munro. on his retirement as Commodore in 1988. It was given as a prize for young sailors.

The trophy has always been awarded to young helms, and since the Optimist fleet it has been given as the overall trophy for the complete series of Optimist races over the year. There are many other subsidiary prizes given for different age groups and for the early and for the spring and autumn sections of the races.

The Paget Cup

This is a fine silver trophy from the early years of the club, being given in 1913. It has always been considered one of the top trophies to win. Although never Commodore Almeric Paget was a prominent early member of the club and was also Vice-Commodore of the Royal Thames Yacht Club a fact to which the engraving on the trophy testifies.

The Paget Cup has always been used as as trophy for open competition for the whole club. For many years, there were restrictions on entry, competitors having to sail a certain number of races in order to qualify/ Also special rules applied. Only in 2003, have the restrictions and special rules removed. It will now be sailed as a dinghy trophy on handicap for a one off-race.

The Piggott Cup

This is another of the trophies given by the Commodore as the Commodore’s Trophy. It was with  engraved ‘Commodore’s Cup’ in 1902. This must have been a trophy which was kept by the winner as the other similar trophies were. It must have been won by P. Piggott (Commodore 1928-1931) and was donated back to the Club on his death in 1945. It is the oldest club trophy owned by the club still being sailed for.

For many years the cup has been used as the overall trophy for the autumn series of class races. 

The Pye Gold Cup Trophy

The cup is a 9 carat gold cup in a case. It was presented in 1926 by W. G. Pye, founder of the Cambridge Electronics Company, who sailed at the Cam for many years during the 1920’s and 1930’s. It was won by W. G. Pye himself in 1927 and 1928.

The Gold Cup has always been used as an overall prize for races during the season. the rules have changed from time to time but this principle has  been adhered to. At present, it is awarded for cumulative points from the Class Cups, Piggott Cup and Paget Cup, Whitehead Memorial Plate, Granta Cup and Cam Cup. All Races in these series count, so that the more races attended the better chance of winning.

The Stanley Evans Cup

The Stanley Evans Cup was given by Stanely Evans who was Grounds Steward for many years.

It is used as the Laser Class Cup.

The Whitehead Memorial Trophy

This Fine Silver salver in a black wooden case was given by his family in the memory of J. E. L. Whitehead who died in office as Commodore in 1923, and to all late Commodores. It is engraved with the names of late Commodores since the inception of the Club.

This is a major Club trophy.

It is sailed for annually as a one day trophy. In previous years, there have been special rules and qualifications for entry. These have now been removed and the trophy is sailed as one race.

The Young Helm Cup

This cup has been sailed for by Young Helms since 1929. Originally sailed for as a single race, it is now used for series of races and is given for the overall trophy of Sunday morning races. All young helms are eligible including Optimists.