BOC trophy on display at yacht museum
The Museum of Yachting in Newport has been selected as the new home for the BOC Trophy for Single-Handed Sailors, which will be on permanent display in the Single-Handed Sailors' Hall of Fame.
The BOC Challenge - a grueling 27,000-mile yacht race was established as the first singlehanded around the world race in 1982. Originally conceived by David White, the first challenge was made Nigel Rowe, then CEO of corporate relations for the BOC Group. The BOC trophy has been awarded to single-handed sailing luminaries including
Phillippe Jeantot, Yukoh Tada, Christophe Auguin, Yves Dupasquier, David Adams, JeanPierre Mouligne, and Bernard Stamm. The 2006 Museum of Yachting Single-Handed Sailing Hall of Fame inductees are David Adams, Jean-Pierre Mouligne, and Bernard Stamm.
Rowe hand-delivered the trophy to trustees of the Museum of Yachting on June 7. Members of the Single-Handed Sailors' Hall of Fame Nominating and Selection committees were on hand to welcome Rowe and assist with the official trophy installation.
Located at Historic Fort Adams State Park, the Museum of Yachting is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from May 15 to Oct. 31. Call 847-1018.