Drake Trophy

Share your journeys

Your Cruising Adventures

You don’t have to have crossed oceans or survived great storms, although we would like to hear about these adventures. You don’t even have to have left home waters. All that is required is an interesting and readable account of what you have been doing. Less experienced sailors are particularly encouraged to enter. This years winner is Mo Joce, you can read her entry here or a copy is available at the club.

Mo Joce Cruise Diary Part 1

Mo Joce Cruise Diary Part 2


This prestigious trophy is awarded annually to any member of the Club who, in the opinion of the judges, submits the best Cruising Log. The aim of the competition is to promote and encourage, for any future enjoyment, the written record of a memorable cruise. This cruise does not have to be in the entrant’s boat but could have been on a charter boat, flotilla holiday or friends boat.

Alternatively the Trophy may be awarded to any RWYC member for an outstanding cruising achievement in that year.

The log must be for a cruise partially or entirely in the year of the competition.

The judges will take the following factors into account:

Above all the narrative must be well written, well presented and interesting.

The level of achievement will be judged in the light of the object of the cruise and the experience of the crew. Entries are particularly encourage from less experienced sailors.

The log must be securely contained in a book or secured sheaf with drawing and photographs securely affixed.

The log should not exceed 5000 words.


Logs should be submitted  in the usual way before December 31st. We would be grateful for nominations regarding cruising achievements that can be passed on to the Cruising Committee.