Stars & Compass Trophy 2021

Once again, it’s time to sharpen your pen and paper navigation skills. 

The Stars and Compass Trophy was donated by Richard Hawkins with the aim of encouraging the practice and use of traditional navigation methods.  No answers are to include the use of modern computer based devices such as GPS, chartplotter, Navionics etc. 

The beautifully etched glass chalice, created by Leisa Wharington, is awarded annually for the best individual entry in a competition based on answering a number of questions and completing navigational exercises. The competition is open to all navigators with a YA number (not just RBYC members). 

This year’s question paper has been set by last year’s winner, Brenton Smith, and is available electronically at this link: Stars and Compass 2021 Paper. If you are unable to download it and need a hardcopy please contact Terry Frankham ([email protected]), who will organise a copy for you by alternative means. 

All entries must be submitted to the RBYC office by the close of business on Monday, 14th June, 2020 with the winner to be presented with the trophy at Presentation Night on the 10th July  

There are a number of ways to submit your paper, which must include a cover sheet with your name, address, email address and phone number:   

  • Email a digital copy (scanned hardcopy or prepared on computer) to the RBYC Sailing Office – [email protected] , or
  • Post a hardcopy to RBYC – Addressed:

Stars and Compass
Royal Brighton Yacht Club
253 Esplanade
Middle Brighton, VIC 3186 

  • Drop it off, in an envelope addressed to Stars and Compass, at RBYC Reception  

Please email Terry Frankham ([email protected]) once you have submitted a paper, so that we can ensure all papers have been collected for marking. We urge you to test your navigational expertise and give it a go!