In memory of Jose Miguel Martinez who lost his life on Day 1 of the 2017 event, a special Jose Miguel Martinez Trophy (pictured) will be awarded for the winner of the first race (normally a short one held on Day 1). This first race will involve all entries (Commodores and Non-Commodores) and will not count towards the results of the other two trophies. The purpose of the trophy, presented in 2017 by ECC founder, Arno Hemm and his crew, is
1) To remember each year Jose Miguel Martinez who died while participating in ECC 2017 at Solta, Croatia
2) To remind all participants that sailing is potentially dangerous, even for experienced skippers
3) To be awarded to the winner of the first race each year.