Generations Event

The Society ran its first inter-generations competition, for which records exist, in 1991, and the event immediately became a very popular one in the calendar. The competition traditionally takes place at Farmoor, with OUYC providing the organisational support because of the excellent facilities at Farmoor and the plentiful supply of Firefly flights there.

Teams are generally composed of sailors from a particular decade, and a famously opaque handicapping system makes allowances for older decades and teams that field six helmsmen. The trophy for the event is a bell, presented to the Society on its 50th Anniversary in 1984 by West Kirby SC to mark the close association between the two clubs over the years – particularly in the initiation of the Wilson Trophy.

Year Winner
2017 Cambridge 10s
2016 Cambridge Early 00s
2015 (25th Event) Calms – not enough racing to declare a winner
2014 Oxford Late 00s (Cooper)
2013 Cambridge 90s Mixed
2012 Oxford 70s/80s/90s
2011 Oxford 90s
2010 Cambridge Early 00s
2009 Tabby Cats (Cambridge 90s)
2008 Cambridge 00s
2007 Oxford 00s
2006 Cambridge 70s
2005 Oxford 00s
2004 Cambridge 00s
2003 Oxford 80s
2002 Oxford 00s
2001 Oxford 00s
2000 No event (Foot & Mouth epidemic)
1999 Cambridge Current
1998 Cambridge 90s
1997 Oxford 80s/90s
1996 Cambridge 90s
1995 ***No record***
1994 Cambridge 70s
1993 Oxford Current
1992 Cambridge 90s
1991 Cambridge 90s