World Champions

Azzurra, 12 Metre World Championship TrophyGrand Prix Division: Azzurra Trophy

This trophy was donated to the 12 Metre Class by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in 1984. It is presented at the 12 Metre World Championship to the yacht club representing the winning yacht in Division A ~ Grand Prix

1984: Porto Chervo, Italy – Victory ’83 (I-6)
1986: Freemantle Western Australia – Australia III (KA-9)
1987: Porto Chervo, Italy – Kiwi Magic (KZ-7)
1988: Lulea, Sweden – Kookaburra III (KA-15)
1991: San Diego, CA USA – New Zealand (KZ-3)
1999: St. Tropez, France – Kiwi Magic (KZ-7)
2001: Cowes, UK – South Australia (KA-8)
2005: Newport, RI USA – Hissar (KZ-5)
2009: Newport, RI USA – Kiwi Magic (KZ-7)
2014: Barcelona, Spain – Nyala* (US-12)—no Grand Prix yachts raced – awarded to top finisher in fleet
2019: Newport, RI USA – Legacy (KZ-5)

Chandler Hovey, 12 Metre World Championship TrophyGrand Prix Division: Chandler Hovey Memorial Trophy

This trophy was donated to the 12 Metre Class by the Hovey Family in 1979. It is awarded at the 12 Metre World Championship to the owner of the winning yacht in Division A ~ Grand Prix

1979: Brighton, UK – Lionheart (K-18)
1982: Newport, RI USA – Victory ’82 (K-21)
1984: Porto Chervo, Italy – Victory ’83 (I-6)
1986: Freemantle Western Australia – Australia III (KA-9)
1987: Porto Chervo, Italy – Kiwi Magic (KZ-7)
1988: Lulea, Sweden – Kookaburra III (KA-15)

Enterprise, 12 Metre World Championship TrophyModern Division:  Enterprise Trophy

It is awarded at the 12 Metre World Championship to the owner of the winning yacht in Division B ~ Modern

2001: Cowes, UK – Freedom (US-30)
2005: Newport, RI USA – Courageous (US-26)
2009: Newport, RI USA – Victory ‘83 (K-22)
2014: Barcelona, Spain – N/A
2019: Newport, RI USA – Challenge XII (KA-10)

Kennedy Cup, 12 Metre World Championship TrophyTraditional Division:  Kennedy Cup

This trophy was donated to the 12 Metre Class by the late Senator Edward (Ted) M. Kennedy in 2009. It is fashioned from pieces of wood from each of the six Traditional 12s built for the New York Yacht Club’s defense of the America’s Cup from 1958- 1964: Columbia (US-16), Weatherly (US-17), Easterner (US-18), Nefertiti (US-19), Constellation (US-20) and American Eagle (US-21). It is awarded at the 12 Metre World Championship to the owner of the winning yacht in Division C ~ Traditional

2001: Cowes, UK – Soverign (K-12)
2005: Newport, RI USA – American Eagle (US-21)
2009: Newport, RI USA – Victory ‘83 (K-22)
2014: Barcelona, Spain –  N/A
2019: Newport, RI USA – Columbia (US-16)

Tiedemann, 12 Metre World Championship TrophyVintage Division: Tiedemann Trophy

This trophy was donated to the 12 Metre Class by the late Robert (Bob) Tiedemann, it is an original winch from the 12mR yacht Gleam (US-11). It is awarded at the 12 Metre World Championship to the owner of the winning yacht in Division D ~ Vintage

2001: Cowes, UK – Nyala (US-12)
2005: Newport, RI USA – Onawa (US-6)
2009: Newport, RI USA – Gleam (US-11)
2011: Hamburg, Germany – Vanity V (K-5)
2014: Barcelona, Spain – Nyala (US-12)
2019: Newport, RI USA – Nyala (US-12)