Peter Murphy Memorial Trophy
Peter Murphy passed away in 2013.
Peter had been sailing Contenders for well over 20 maybe even 30 years. Peter contested almost every Australian Nationals and ventured overseas on numerous occasions to sail in World Titles.
When competing at National's, Peter usually ran mid fleet.
He sometimes had patches of brilliance but rarely won. This never deterred Peter and he just kept on turning up for the love of sailing and the Contender.
In recognition of his dedication to the class, the Association decided to honour Peter's memory by having a perpetual trophy in his name that would be contested at the Nationals each year.
So, the Peter Murphy Memorial perpetual trophy will be awarded to the competitor who comes exactly mid fleet at every national.
Contact was made with Peter's family about the trophy and his sister Louise, presented the inaugural trophy at the 2014 Nationals at Belmont.
The winner of the trophy was Scott McInerny from Townsville Sailing Culb.
This year the trophy will be contested at Humpybong Sailing Club in Queensland. Louise will also be presenting the trophy at the nationals.
Please make yourself known to Louise, especially if you knew Peter as she loves to here about his adventurres in the class.