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2014 Newport Bucket Regatta: Awards



The 2014 Newport Bucket Awards were presented on Sunday, August 24 at the International Yacht Restoration School.

Overall winner P2 celebrates

Congratulations to overall Bucket winner P2!

twophtographs of Bucket awards ceremony

Vitters Trophy winner P2, left, and Wolter Huisman Memorial Trophy winner Wild Horses, right.

Two photographs of Bucket award winners

Golden Pinapple Award winner Chanson, left, and Chippewa winner Marie, right.

Photographs of Bucket award winners P2 and Meteor

Les Gazelles des Mers Class winner P2, left, and Les Grandes Dames des Mers Class winner, Meteor, right.

  Overall Bucket Winner P2
  Vitters Seamanship Trophy P2
  Wolter Huisman Memorial Trophy WILD HORSES
  Golden Pineapple Award CHANSON
  Chippewa Bomb MARIE
  Series Class Winners:  
  Les Gazelles des Mers Class winner P2
  Les Grandes Dames des Mers Class winner METEOR
  The Series Class Winners each received a beautiful, handcrafted Ship's Bell Clock from Chelsea Clock.

2014 Award Descriptions



Overall Bucket Winner

The prestigious 'Bucket Trophy' was presented to the overall winner of the 2014 Newport Bucket on Sunday, August 24.



New to the 2014 Newport Bucket –
The Golden Pineapple Award, Sponsored by David Ray

The Bucket Directors have added the Golden Pineapple Award to the 2014 edition of the Newport Bucket to reward an essential element of the event, who will WIN THE PARTY? Since the very beginning, the Bucket Regattas have been fully focused on sharing the boundless fun of this magnificent sport, with hospitality among the fleet a core value. Hence, the Pineapple Logo, the symbol of hospitality. Therefore, this year the yacht that puts forward the best "Open Boat" party spirit will be the recipient of the Golden Pineapple Award.

Wolter Huisman Memorial Spirit of the Bucket Trophy

This award is presented each year by Alice Huisman, to the yacht that best exemplifies the spirit of the Bucket Regattas. The selection is absolutely subjective, but considers sportsmanship, safe seamanship, best hospitality and overall contribution to the event.

The Bucket Regatta was really started as a Club of yacht owners who loved nothing more than sailing their yachts well, getting the best out of them, and then sharing great yarns and libation at the end of the day. There are a group of owners who have contributed a lot to the event over the years, from tenders to parties, committee boats, etc. It is this Spirit that sets this event apart from all others. It is in recognition of this Spirit that the Wolter Huisman Memorial Trophy is awarded.

Vitters Seamanship Trophy

Awarded to the yacht that demonstrates the best seamanship and sportsmanship in the interest of promoting safety on the race course. All participants in the Bucket acknowledge that superyachts have serious limitations operating safely in close quarters and therefore, the RC has always valued safety well above performance. This award will recognize the yacht that best demonstrates that understanding. It also goes to prove that nice guys don't always finish last!!

CHELSEA CLOCK: America’s Authentic Nautical Timepiece.

For more than a century, the Chelsea name has been as much a part of the sea as the tides; as much a part of the sailing life as the call to explore and discover.

Bell ClockThe Class winners of the 2014 Newport Bucket Regatta will each receive The Ship’s Bell Clock     

This distinctive, handcrafted timepiece signals the passing of time with gentle, rich-sounding chimes – eight bells at 4, 8 and 12 o’clock to mark the end of a mariner’s four-hour watch, with one bell the first half-hour after, plus one additional bell with each subsequent half-hour. Behind its classic, hand-silvered dial, 364 precision brass parts – many plated with gold – and an 11-jewel movements, all of which are made in Chelsea, Massachusetts, ensure accuracy in time and enduring quality for years to come. Since the first patented Ship’s Bell left our factory in 1900, it has been held as the standard by which all other Chelsea clocks are measured. 6” dial; lacquered solid forged brass case; hinged bezel; solid American hardwood mahogany base. Dial custom engraved with Bucket Regatta insignia.


2013 Newport Bucket Regatta award winners are listed here.