The Perpetual Trophy was designed at the instigation of Mr. Owen Aisher, the first President of the International 5.5 Metre Class Association. It was paid for by contributions from yachtsmen of the various countries represented in the 5.5 Metre Class in 1961. The Trophy shall be awarded annually to the winner of the World Champion-ship, regardless of its category and it shall be his responsibility to see that it reaches the venue for the next World Championship two months before the first race. The name of the winner and the yacht shall be engraved on the Trophy.
The „R.H. Symonette Trophy“ is a perpetual Trophy given by the Symonette family in remembrance of Bobby Symonette, the „motor“ of the Class for many years. The Symonette family will decide each year the race of the World Championship for which this trophy shall be sailed.
The „DEB Cup“ is a perpetual trophy presented in 1998 by Camper and Nicholsen, Gosport, builder of the first 5.5 Metre „the Deb“ in 1948, for the winner of the first race in the World Championship.
The “Peter Fazer Memorial Trophy” is a perpetual trophy presented by the Fazer Family in 2002 for the winner of the second race in the World Championship.
The “Quail Cup” is a perpetual trophy and was presented by Judith Shanks in 1998 in memory of her grandfather who owned Quail and her mother who sailed her as a prize for the first Classic boat in the world Championship.
The “Frank Tolhurst Perpetual Trophy” presented in 2005 in Australia as a prize for the first evolution boat in the World Championship.
Presented by the Pieper family for the 4th boat overall at 5.5m World Championships