History of the Jennifer Goldsmith Perpetual Trophy Race
RMYS has a long history of women skippering boats to victory, and in 1948 the first Lady Skipper’s race was organised, with boats to be drawn from a hat and trophies awarded to the winning women.
In 2005, the Goldsmith Family donated a perpetual trophy, and the race was renamed the Jennifer Goldsmith Trophy in memory of Jennifer Goldsmith, a keen sailor and the first female recipient of the Club Member of the Year at RMYS.
The Jennifer Goldsmith Perpetual Trophy
The Jennifer Goldsmith Perpetual Trophy was presented in 2005 by the Goldsmith Family, a perpetual trophy in memory of Jennifer Goldsmith. The trophy is to be presented to the winner of the Lady Skippers’ Race held annually by RMYS. Read more.
Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series, Jennifer Goldsmith Perpetual Trophy Race
The Jennifer Goldsmith Trophy is open to all yachts if they are helmed by a woman for the entirety of the race.
It is also the fourth race in the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series, which combines the women’s races of each club around the top of the bay. This series has divisions for all female crews, mixed crew and female helm only.