This recognizes her victory in the 2005 Virtual Spectator ISAF Women's World Match Racing Championship just concluded in Bermuda. BARKOW and her crew of Debbie CAPOZZI (USA), Carrie HOWE (USA) and Annie LUSH (GBR) won the finals 3-0 over fellow American Betsy ALISON.
The new perpetual trophy, which replaces the crystal ISAF Women's Nations Cup Trophy that had previously been awarded to the World Champion, now represents the highest level of achievement in women's match race sailing.
'We are proud to be able to present the Bermuda Trophy to the ISAF,' Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Commodore Jane CORREIA said. 'We have presented the King Edward VII Gold Cup for 'open' match racing since 1987. Now we are putting up this Women's World Championship Trophy and expect it to become one of the top prizes in women's sailing competition.'
Representing ISAF at the regatta, Craig MITCHELL said, 'ISAF welcomes the generous donation of this significant women's match racing prize. The Bermuda Trophy appropriately recognizes the special contribution Bermuda has made to women's match racing. It will be fitting to recognize excellence in women's match racing with this award.'
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