O&CSS Generations Event

The Bell Trophy

The Society ran the first O&CSS Generations Event in 1991 and this team racing event immediately became a very popular one in the calendar. The competition traditionally takes place at Farmoor, with OUYC providing the organisational support. This is 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, cross-decades in extremis. 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 by West Kirby SC on the Society’s 50th Anniversary (1984). West Kirby wished to mark the close association between the two clubs – particularly in the initiation of the Wilson Trophy in 1949.

Year Winner
2021 (29th Event)
2020 Cancelled (COVID-19)
2019 Oxford 70s
2018 Oxford Current
2017 Cambridge 10s
2016 (25th Event) Cambridge Early 00s
2015 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 Cancelled (Foot & Mouth epidemic)
1999 Cambridge Current
1998 Cambridge 90s
1997 Oxford 80s/90s
1996 Cambridge 90s
1995 ***No record of winner***
1994 Cambridge 70s
1993 Oxford Current
1992 Cambridge 90s
1991 Cambridge 90s