There’s always a history to any trophy. With the name Plough Cup thoughts immediately turn to agriculture and the prospect that this trophy was forged out of some farming implement. The truth turns out to be somewhat simpler.
Apparently Beaver SC’s sailors, after midweek and weekend sailing would retire to a local hostelry. The innkeeper at one of these alehouses, grateful for all the trade he received donated a trophy. The Plough pub in Snaith will be a much quieter place these days now that we are all watchful about drinking and driving.
It’s a thought though as today’s sailors at Beaver battle it out to win that prize that it came at a heavy price no more nobly paid than via the sinews of sailors drinking arms.
This year’s event takes place on Monday 1st May.