Descendants of
 Captain Robert Brown
                            1809 – 1894



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Heppingstone-Brown Challenge

Starting in the summer of 2007, members of the Brown clan are invited to issue a challenge or compete for a perpetual trophy awarded to the winner of a sailing match between Brown family descendants.

The purposes of this challenge Cup are to (a) honor the seafaring traditions of our ancestors by fostering the sailing skills of subsequent generations, and (b) encourage communication among and social gatherings of members of the Brown clan.

The first cup race took place at a family reunion/regatta in Marblehead, Ohio (USA) with the actual sailing on Sandusky Bay. Vicki Foster won the first challenge on July 1, 2007. Look for a full report and pictures in our scrapbook section.

The second challenge was held at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, August 22-24, 2014. Highlights of the event included a catboat race on the Mystic River, rambles through the seaport, rowing in authentic whaleboats, a picnic at ye olde Sawmill Park in Ledyard, and an all around good time. Pictures and stories are in the scrapbook.

Details of the challenge are described in the Heppingstone-Brown Challenge Deed of Gift available in Acrobat Reader format (version 6.0 or later). If you cannot open this document, please contact the site administrator and we’ll get a copy to you.


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