America's Cup Hall of Fame
Sutton Medal Ceremony
November 12th, 2022 at 1600 EDT (2000 Zulu)
Royal Thames Yacht Club, London
The Herreshoff Marine Museum / America’s Cup Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that the Sutton Medal, named in honor of Sir Richard Francis Sutton 5th Bt, will be presented to Antony Matusch and the family of the late Maldwin Drummond on November 12th for volunteering thousands of hours of their time to lead the Royal Yacht Squadron’s effort to produce the 2001 America’s Cup Jubilee, one of the finest moments in yachting history.
The Sir Richard Francis Sutton Medal, instituted by the America’s Cup Hall of Fame in 2018, recognizes the spirit of the America’s Cup, as set down by the founding donors in their Deed of Gift “to promote friendly competition between foreign countries.” It is awarded, from time-to-time, to persons or entities that have exemplified that spirit, in the course of their association with the America’s Cup.
The 2001 America’s Cup Jubilee achieved what many thought impossible – it remains a once in a lifetime experience for all those who participated. Great endeavours such as this are the work of an international army of people, both acknowledged and unsung. For all of these, seeing the fruition of their efforts during those remarkable days in August 2001 was all the reward they sought.
Bruno Troublé, a member of the America’s Cup Hall of Fame Selection Committee who was integrally involved in the planning and execution of the event notes, “The thoughtful planning of the Jubilee by Drummond and Matusch reflects the Royal Yacht Squadron’s enduring ethos of sportsmanship, volunteerism, and cordiality.”
“We’re really looking forward to the opportunity to celebrate once again the remarkable success of the 2001 Jubilee”, said Herreshoff Museum President Bill Lynn. “Despite the fact that it took place over 20 years ago, the memories are still fresh, and Messrs. Matusch and Drummond and their families are so deserving of this special recognition.”
The evening will begin with cocktails on the RTYC terrace followed by dinner in the iconic Coffee Room overlooking Hyde Park.
AC Hall of Fame Selection Committee Chair Steve Tsuchiya is also looking forward to the event. “The Sutton Medal is an important addition to the America’s Cup Hall of Fame because it gives us a way to recognize the participants in the America’s Cup who have lived up to the contest’s objective to promote friendly competition between foreign countries”, said Tsuchiya. “The 2001 Jubilee at the Royal Yacht Squadron was an incredible international event that built new friendships and deepened existing ones, and we’re happy to honor two of its organizers for their amazing efforts.”
About the Herreshoff Marine Musesum
Now celebrating its 50th year, the Herreshoff Marine Museum, located in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA, is a maritime museum dedicated to the history of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America’s Cup. The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company (1878-1945) was most notable for producing fast sailing yachts, including eight America’s Cup defenders, and steam-powered vessels. The museum, situated near Narragansett Bay on the grounds where the manufacturing company once stood, has a collection of over sixty boats including Nathanael Greene Herreshoff’s CLARA, built in 1887, Harold Vanderbilt’s TRIVIA, and the 1992 ACC yacht, DEFIANT.
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