The priceless prize

The new supplied vehicle for the Endeavour -  the Topper Xenon

The new supplied vehicle for the Endeavour - the Topper Xenon

News of this year's Endeavour Trophy for the best UK dinghy sailors
Preparations are now well underway for this year’s prestigious Endeavour Trophy, to be held over the weekend of the 8th and 9th of October at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham. The event is by invitation only to those British dinghy sailors who have either won a National, European, or World title in their class. The winner of the weekend of racing is crowned the dinghy racing ‘Champion of Champions’. The list of previous winners reads like a who’s who of British dinghy racing talent over the past four decades: Laurie Smith, Eddie Warden Owen, Ian Pinnel and Jim Hunt amongst others. Organised and hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Burnham this year’s event sees several significant changes to make the event easier and more enjoyable for sailors to attend. Key to this year is the news that the racing will be in matched, brand new, Topper Topaz Xenons. This new design, launched over the summer is a perfect vehicle for the Endeavour – no one has ever sailed it before and the boat is expected to be more manageable than the incumbent RS400. All 30 boats will be at the club and so no sailor who has entered will need to embark on the often difficult task of bringing their own boat to compete in; a simple case of turning up with your sailing gear. The schedule has also been changed to include an optional day of practice/coaching on the Friday 7th October before racing commences on Saturday morning. This will enable all sailors to get acquainted with the boat and receive some expert coaching. This day is sponsored by TNG, a national training company specialising in the provision of recruitment, training, consultancy, mentoring and business support service for individuals and organisations. The two days of racing will be as difficult and