Captain Henry Press (1844-1920), Port Phillip Pilot, successful yachtsman, first Commodore of the Hobsons Bay Yacht Club in 1888 and noted marine painter with many paintings in public and private collections around Australia (mentioned in the book 'Jolly Dogs Are We' the history of yachting in Victoria). He was also the father to Edwin Ernest Press (22 Oct 1850 -18 March 1920), master mariner and second Commodore of the Hobson's Bay Yacht Club.
In 2013, celebrating the 125th anniversary of Hobson’s Bay Yacht Club, the Press family descendants of the founding Commodore, Captain Henry Press and of the second Commodore, Edwin Press presented a silver rose bowl in perpetuity to commemorate the annual Port Phillip Pilot’s event.
"We wish the Hobson's Bay Yacht Club continued success as a leading Victorian yacht and sailing establishment and hope this trophy will be strongly supported for many years to come."
This trophy is now annually presented to the winning boat sailing the 'short course' of the annual Port Phillip Sea Pilots race.
2020 - Flying Circus - Eric Marsh - Hobsons Bay Yacht Club
2019 - Asterix - David Gaylor/James Walshe - Hobsons Bay Yacht Club
2018 - Asterix - David Gaylor/James Walshe - Hobsons Bay Yacht Club
2016 - Moonraker - Paul Neilson/Rod Langham - Hobsons Bay Yacht Club
2015 - Antares A - Robert Laughlin - Hobsons Bay Yacht Club