Dedicated in 1941 to
the memory of Auguste Capdevielle, this trophy is one of the oldest and
most prestigious in the Gulf Yachting Association. Auguste Capdevielle
served as Commodore-President of the GYA during the years 1936 1939.
He was also Commodore of the Southern Yacht Club, and for many years
served as SYCs Race Committee Chairman. This is the 72nd year of
competition between GYA clubs for this championship. There are only two
older competitions in the GYA the Lipton (1920) and the Knost (1938).
The Capdevielle trophy and associated banner are presented to the
winning club, and awards are also presented to the second and third
place clubs. Any club that participates in all 16 Capdevielle Regattas
will receive special recognition.