The association between Tattersall’s and the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race goes back to the inaugural race in 1945 and to commemorate the 60-year association, Tattersall’s has generously presented a commemorative lapel pin to each competitor in the 2004 60th anniversary race.
“Tattersall’s was delighted to extend its participation in the 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Race by providing commemorative lapel pins which have now been presented to all crewmembers,” said Tattersall’s Managing Director Mr Duncan Fischer.
“It was a fitting close to 2004, a year that also marked the centenary of the establishment of the will of the Late George Adams, whose principles still guide the company today.
“The 2004 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race was unquestionably tough and many yachts retired but all competitors, whether they made it to the finish or not, will have a stylish memento for their efforts in this great bluewater classic, which has just celebrated its 60th year.
Outside the bluewater sailing fraternity, few people know the handicap honours trophy for which the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet competes is The George Adams (Tattersall’s) Cup.
In 1945 William Adams, the great nephew of Tattersall’s founder George Adams, tracked down what he believed to be a suitable trophy for the fledgling event. Designed by silversmiths at Prouds of Sydney, the Cup was originally struck for a trans-Tasman yacht race that never eventuated.
The George Adams (Tattersall’s) Cup was first presented to the handicap winner of the second Sydney Hobart Race in 1946, but Rani, the original race winner’s name, was later engraved on the plinth.
In addition to the presentation of the Tattersall’s Cup to the Overall Winner, the Executors of the Estate of the late George Adams also present a medallion each year to each crewmember of the Overall winning yacht.
“The CYCA gratefully acknowledges Tattersall’s continued support of its premier event,” said CYCA CEO Mark Woolf.