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 – Sovereign (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)

 


NJK 160 Year Jubilee TrophyVintage Division: NJK 160 Jubilee Trophy

In 2021, this trophy was donated by Henrik Andersin, owner of Blue Marlin (FIN-1) and 2021 12mR Worlds Chairman. The gilded Sheffield-made silver cup was originally awarded for Point-to-Point equestrian races in the United Kingdom. The NJK 160 Jubilee Trophy will be first awarded at the 2021 12mR World Championship to recognize the winning yacht in Division D ~ Vintage. (Prior to 2021 Vintage Division World Champions were awarded the Tiedemann Trophy, see below for winners list)

The Nyländska Jaktklubben serves as Trustee and Guardian of this  perpetual trophy. It will claim pride of place at the winner’s home yacht club until the subsequent 12mR Vintage  World Championship is held. Learn more

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12mRHeatherbellTrophy and NJK Commodore Ernst Krogius double-portraitAntique Division: Heatherbell Trophy

This trophy was donated to the Nyländska Jaktklubben (NJK) in Helsinki, Finland by the Krogius Family to recognize World Champions in the Division E ~ Antique.

The unique silver chalice now bearing her name was first awarded in 1911 to NJK Commodore Ernst Krogius (1865-1955) then owner of the winning Heatherbell. At the NJK Clubhouse, the trophy is displayed along with a “double-portrait” of Heatherbell. The painting depicts Commodore Krogius at her helm with the gaff-rigger also seen sailing on the horizon.

The Nyländska Jaktklubben serves as Trustee and Guardian of this perpetual trophy. It will claim pride of place at the winner’s home yacht club until the subsequent 12mR Antique World Championship is held. Learn more

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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). From 2001-2019  it was 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)

From 2021 forward, it will be awarded to the Vintage Division winner of the 12mR North American Championship.