MANHASSET BAY CHALLENGE CUP

A Brief Outline of the Declaration of Trust

The trust was originally drawn up by Manhasset Bay YC on December 19, 1902, and amended in 1905, 1908, 1957, 1962, 1963, 1972, 1976, 1984, 1992, 1996, and 2001. Any organized yacht club in good standing, or any country, has the right to challenge the club holding the Cup, which shall defend it between June 15th and October 1st. A match shall be not less than three nor more than five races. Courses shall be not less than seven nautical miles nor more than twenty-three. Competing yachts shall be not less than 18’ L.W.L., and no club shall enter more than one yacht. Matches shall not be sailed in the same class boat nor in the same waters for more than three consecutive years.

The trophy is the oldest yachting trophy competed for annually in the United States. Only the famous America’s Cup and the Brooklyn Cup precede it, and they are competed for at longer intervals. Since 1902, the Challenge Cup has been won by 26 different clubs from Chicago, to Marblehead, to Bermuda with Eastern YC of Marblehead winning it nine times. Manhasset Bay YC has been the victor seven times, winning in 1903, 1930, 1965, 1971, 1975, 1995, 1998, and 2002.

Chronological Record

 

1903

Manhasset Bay YC

Alert

YRA 30

J.W. Alker

1904

American YC

Mimosa III

“

Trenor L. Park

1905

American YC

Mimosa III

“

Trenor L. Park

1908

Indian Harbor YC

Seneca

P Class

Addison G. Hanan

1909

Indian Harbor YC

Windward

“

Addison G. Hanan

1910

American YC

Cara Mia

“

S. Wainwright

1911

American YC

Cara Mia

“

S. Wainwright

1912-13

Chicago YC

Michicago

“

O. McClure

1915

Indian Harbor YC

Josephine

“

Addison G. Hanan

1916

Indian Harbor YC

Nahma

“

Hanan-Childs

1925

Eastern Yacht Club

Yankee

R Class

C.A. Welch, II

1926

Boston Yacht Club

Ellen VI

“

C.P. Curtis, Jr.

1927

Eastern Yacht Club

Gossoon II

“

Charles Francis Adams

1928

Nahant Dory Club

Gypsy IV

“

F.C. Paine

1929

Annisquam YC

Live Yankee

“

C.A. Welch, II

1930

Manhasset Bay YC

Gypsy IV

“

Howard Curry

1931

Larchmont YC

Robin II

“

Clair Farrand

1932

Stamford YC

Cotton Blossom

“

W.H. Wheeler

1933

Stamford YC

Live Yankee

“

Schuyler Gillespie

1934

Eastern YC

Hornet

Q Class

C. Raymond Hunt

1936

Cohasset YC

Hornet

“

C. Raymond Hunt

1946

Cohasset YC

Reaper

“210”

Philip Benson

1947-48

Eastern YC

Amourette

“

Lincoln Davis

1949

Boston YC

Rita IV

“

P.M. Jacobs

1950

Eastern YC

Gabe

“

Cornelius Wood

1951

Eastern YC

Leading Lady

“

Cornelius Wood

1952

Orienta YC

Pride

“

R.F. Becker

1953&55

Corinthian YC

Bantry

“

J.J. McNamara

1956-57

Pleon YC

Snooky

“

John Adams

1958-59

Pleon YC

Doxie

U.S.

John Adams

1960

Cohasset YC

Genie

“

Kingsley Durant

1961

Pleon YC

Duquesa

“210”

Johnathan Wales

1962

New York YC

Allegra

“210”

James M. Mertz

1963

Pleon YC

Whimsey

“210”

Stephen Wales

1964

Larchmont YC

Javelin

Int’l

C. Shields Jr

1965

Manhasset Bay YC

Talisman

Shields 

 George R. Hinman

1966-67

Larchmont YC

Do-Do

Shields 

C. Shields Jr

1968

Hull YC

Saxa

“210”

Wm. O’Connor

1969

South Boston YC

Shamrock

“210”

Ralph DeMettia

1970

Hingham YC

Jenninde

“210”

Doug McGregor

1971

Manhasset Bay YC

Christopher Robin

Ensign

 J. Randolph Bartholomew

1972

Corinthian YC

Shaugnessy

“

Burdett O’Connor

1973

Royal Bermuda YC

—-

E-22

E. Kirkland Cooper

1974

Royal Bermuda YC

—-

Soling

E. Kirkland Cooper

1975

Manhasset Bay YC

Noni

E-22

J. Randolph Bartholomew

1976-77

Eastern YC

Red Head

E-22

Robert Sides

1978

Swampscott YC

Spirit

Shields 

 John H. Blodgett

1979

Pleon YC

Saga

Int’l

Jonathan Wales/ Ted Cook

1980

Larchmont YC

Careat

Shields 

 Paul, Peter & Girard Coleman

1981

Corinthian YC

Windracer

Shields 

 John Read & Joan Thayer

1982

Ida Lewis YC

Anduril

Shields 

 Gary Lash

1983

Larchmont YC

Classic

E-22

Paul Coleman

1984-85

Seawanhaka Corinthian YC

 Wizard

Shields 

 Victor Onet, Jr.

1986

Coaster’s Harbor

 Endeavor

Shields 

 Capt. Chris Withers, Navy YC USN (Ret)

1987

Ida Lewis YC

Obstreperous

J24

J. Michael Hill

1988

U.R.I. Sailing Club 

Sleeper

J24

Ed Adams

1989

Ida Lewis YC

Galadriel

E22

 Douglas Shore

1990

Ida Lewis YC

Bomba Charger

Shields 

 Gary Lash

1991

Noroton YC

Scandal

Sonar

Jim Crane

1992

Noroton YC

#464

Sonar

Jim Crane

1993

NA Yachting Squadron, Kings Point

Jewel

Sonar

Karl Ziegler

1994

New York YC

Carol

Shields 

J. Patrick McIntyre

1995

Manhasset Bay YC

Hawk

Shields 

 John E. Hardy

1997

Seawanhaka Corinthian YC

My Way

Sonar

. Leo Hiatrides

1998

Manhasset Bay YC

Housemartin

Sonar

Greg Danilek

1999

Larchmont YC

Groucho

Sonar

George and Christopher Marx

2001

Sea Cliff YC

 

Ideal 18

Doug Wefer

2002

Manhasset Bay YC

 

Ideal 18

John Browning

2003

Eastern YC

 

Sonar

Bill Lynn

2004

Boothbay Harbor

 

Sonar

Robert McCann

2005

No Race

 

 

 

2006

Eastern YC

 

Sonar

Dru Slattery

2007

Boothbay Harbor YC

Ghost

J105

Ken Colburn

2008

American YC

Kincsem

J105

Joerg Esdorn

2009

St. Francis YC

Power Play

J105

Bruce Stone

2010

San Francisco YC

JR

E22

Bill Melbostad

2011

No Race