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Deed of Gift of the Huntingfield Cup
 

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME HIS EXCELLENCY CAPTAIN THE RIGHT HONOURABLE WILLIAM CHARLES ARCEDECKNE BARON HUNTINGFIELD Knight Com­mander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George Governor of Victoria (hereinafter called "the Donor") SENDS GREETING WHEREAS the Donor being desirous of encouraging the sport of yachting in Australian waters has donated a Cup being the Cup now in possession of the Victorian Yachting Council to be sailed for annually in friendly competition between the States of the Commonwealth of Australia AND WHEREAS the Donor is desirous of declaring the conditions on which such Cup shall hereafter be held NOW THESE PRESENTS WITNESS that the Donor does hereby grant and assign the said Cup unto the Trustees hereinafter nominated to be held on the following conditions:
 

  1. The Cup shall be called "The Huntingfield Cup".
     

  2. It shall be preserved as a Perpetual Trophy for the Interstate Championship of the yachts of the Jubilee One Design Class or for such other class of yachts as may from time to time be determined in the manner hereinafter provided with respect to the alteration of any of the conditions of this Deed.
     

  3. The Trustees of the Cup shall be the Commodores for the time being of the four Senior Clubs for the time being comprised in the Victorian Yachting Council (hereinafter called "the Council") and the property in the Cup shall be vested in such Trustees (who are hereinafter referred to as "the Trustees") but the possession of the Cup shall from time to time be held by the local controlling body for the time being (appointed in accordance with the Official Rules of the Jubilee One Design Class adopted in October 1938 and filed with the Council or any amendment for the time being in force) (hereinafter referred to as "the Official Rules of the Class") of the State which shall be represented by the yacht winning the same in the annual contest last held until it shall be won by a yacht representing some other State and it shall be held subject to such conditions for its safe custody as may from time to time be deemed proper by the Trustees.
     

  4. Contests shall be held annually in each of the States in rotation or in such order as shall be agreed by the delegates from the States which possess registered Jubilee One Design Class yachts. In the absence of agreement between the delegates the annual contests shall be held in the following order viz.: -New South Wales, Victoria and thereafter in the other States in the order in which local controlling bodies for such States are respectively appointed by the Victorian Yachting Council as the supreme controlling body of the class. Unless otherwise arranged by the delegates the State in the waters of which the next contest is due to be held shall notify the supreme controlling body before the first of July preceding the contest of its intention to compete for the Cup. If no such notification is received the supreme controlling body shall unless otherwise arranged by the delegates immediately inform all the States that it is intended that the contest be held in the State next on the list and the contest shall be held in the waters of that State if notification to compete is communicated to the supreme controlling body within one month after the receipt of such information and so on until the place of the next contest shall have been fixed, provided that unless otherwise agreed by the delegates if the place of contest shall not be fixed before the Thirtieth day of November preceding the date of the contest such contest shall be held on the waters of Port Phillip Bay under the control of the Council.
     

  5.  Unless otherwise agreed by the delegates the local controlling body of each State which intends to enter for a contest in any year shall before the end of November in the year previous forward a notification of such intention to the supreme controlling body which shall forward a copy of such notification to the local controlling body for the time being of each of the other States.
     

  6. Each local controlling body of each State intending to compete having selected the yachts to represent its State shall enter the yachts so selected in accordance with the manner specified in the Official Rules of the Class. Such entries unless otherwise agreed by the delegates shall be forwarded to the local controlling body in whose waters the contest is to be held not less than fifteen days before the date fixed for the first race and shall be accompanied by the sum of £2/2/- in respect of each yacht so entered to be devoted to the purchase of a special trophy for the owner or owners of the winning yacht.
     

  7. The contest shall take place in each year between the First Day of December in one year and the Thirty-first day of March in the following year or upon any other days that may be agreed by the delegates. If the delegates shall not agree upon any dates the local controlling body controlling the contest shall decide such dates and in any event such local controlling body shall if reasonably practicable not later than the First Day of December and in any event not later than two months prior to the date of the first race notify the local controlling body of each of the States of the dates on which the races will be held.
     

  8. The Official Rules of the Class for the time being (including Rules relating to International Interstate and Interprovincial Races and Races between different Territories) shall apply to all contests for the Cup and all contestants therein unless inconsistent herewith.
     

  9.  If the delegates shall not agree on the points to be allotted for each race in the series comprising the contest the points for each race shall be ten points for a first five points for a second and three points for a third. In the event of a tie on aggregate points the sail off shall be only between the yachts which shall have tied.
     

  10. Any appeal from the decision of the Sailing Committee of the local controlling body shall if a Federal Yacht Racing Association be hereafter constituted be to such Federal Yacht Racing Association in lieu of the Yacht Racing Association.
     

  11. All or any of the conditions of this Deed (including this power of amendment) may from time to time be altered and further conditions may be added hereto by a resolution of a majority of the local controlling bodies of the States (or such of them as shall have adopted the Class) provided that no alteration or addition shall be made if the Donor during such time as he shall be residing in the Commonwealth or the local controlling bodies of two or more of the States shall not agree to the proposed addition or alteration. Any alteration or addition shall be recorded by endorsement or annexure to this Deed signed by the Donor if then residing in the Commonwealth and by the Trustees for the time being and the Secretary for the time being of the supreme controlling body.
     

IN WITNESS whereof the Donor has hereunto set his hand and Seal this twenty-first day of November one thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight.
 

HUNTINGFIELD.
 

SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED by the Donor in the presence of A. W. P. ROBERTSON, 
Lieutenant, Royal Navy, Government House, Melbourne.

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