Marblehead Trophy is beyond all doubt an unusual cup. Its history, which started exactly 90 years
ago, is still not written with sufficient completeness, and some of its pages remain unexplored.
It is known for certain that the sailing trophy — which is a silver cup — was introduced in 1929 as the
main prize of the sailing regatta organized to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the American city of
Marblehead, as evidenced by the Deed of Gift, signed by the Marblehead authorities and the captain
of the port. The trophy was meant to be given to the best of the foreign yachts participating in the
race. In a year's time, the winner's yacht club would have to organize a series of races to determine
the new winner of the trophy. And so on...