Stars and Compass Trophy

Yes—it’s that time of year again! Did anyone miss it last year? Events around this time last year meant that the Stars and Compass paper was not available.

But we have it available this year for all those wanting to practise their navigation skills.

The Stars and Compass Trophy was donated by Richard Hawkins with the aim of encouraging the practice and use of traditional navigation methods. No answers are to include the use of modern computer based devices such as GPS.

The beautifully etched glass chalice, created by Leisa Wharington, is awarded for the best individual entry in a competition based on answering a number of questions and completing navigational exercises. The competition is open to all navigators with a YA number, not just RBYC members.

This year’s question paper has been set by Brenton Smith and is now available from the RBYC office, email [email protected], or contact Mandy on (03) 9592 3092.  All entries must be submitted to the RBYC office by close of business on Friday, 21st June 2019 with the winner presented with the trophy at Presentation Night on 12th July, 2019.

All entries are to have a cover page stating name, member club, email and contact phone number.


We urge you to test your navigational expertise and give it a go!

Stars and Compass paper