The Bob Fischer Memorial Trophy is comprised of two silver cups each set on a pedestal, atop a koa base. It is awarded annually to the Outrigger Canoe Club’s Outstanding Junior Boy and Girl Paddler. It was first awarded in 2005.
The cups were won by Bob Fischer in swimming races as a teenager in Hilo. His friend Anita Brightman donated the cups to the Club after Bob’s death. The Club decided to make the cups into a trophy to be awarded to the most Outstanding Junior Paddlers. One silver trophy is awarded the Outstanding Girl and one to the Outstanding Boy. The cups are mounted on a large koa pedestal. The winners are chosen at the end of the regatta season by the Club’s Junior paddling coaches.
Bob Fischer was a strong supporter of the Club’s paddling program: he coached and steered the Club’s first women’s crews, served as the starter for all regattas for more than 30 years, and was the force behind the forming of the Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association and the Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association. He was elected to Winged “O” for his many contributions as an athlete and supporter of Outrigger athletics. To read more about Bob Click Here.