Antonia Trophy - Moth Class Association

Antonia trophy

After 1934
metal; wood
Overall: 36 x 22 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.

Antonia trophy of the International Moth Class Association. Trophy has a circular wooden base with 28 rectangular chrome plaques nailed around it. The base is surmounted by a 16" diameter cylindrical portion with a yachting scene and a mermaid in relief. The cylinder is surmounted by a pedestal 5-1/2" atop which is a world globe, 9" in diameter. All of the metal portions have a satin chrome plated finish.
The designer of original Moth boat, Captain Joel Van Sant, was instrumental in securing Antonia trophy. He was captain of the yacht ANTONIA which belonged to Frank Feeney of Philadelphia. In appreciation of Captain Van Sant's services, Mr. Feeney presented trophy to what at time was newly formed Natational Moth Boat Association.

Moth Class boats are a class of tiny sailboats measuring no more that 11-feet long. They first appeared in 1928 and are still actively racing in Europe, New Zealand, Japan, and here in America. The Moths are a �development class� of boats, which means that there are very few design restrictions on them.


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