San Francisco, CA (September 20, 2015) – These aren’t just any regatta trophies. They are the oldest of the St. Francis Yacht Club’s six most important perpetual awards presented each year at the Rolex Big Boat Series, which on Sunday completed its 51st edition when racing had to be abandoned on a windless day.
The St. Francis Perpetual Trophy is historically significant as the namesake of the inaugural series (1964) that led to the Big Boat Series and then to the Rolex Big Boat Series in 2005, when Rolex transitioned from presenting to title sponsor.
The City of San Francisco Trophy (added in 1968) is unusual yet charming: one of two golden spades used in 1933 t…
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