And he has a very cool and cost affective trophy idea.
I do! It's actually a cost effective replacement for shirts and/or hats (lord knows I have enough shirts and hats). It's a commemorative plaque 5"x7" that is very glossy, high resolution, and outdoor duty. These are actually really popular with a several model r/c events that I do them for and we do about 3,000 of them each year. The idea is that you collect these from the regattas that you attend and you hang them in your shop, home, or plaster your trailer box with them showing your regatta trail. We can also specialize several plaques to use as awards, so your trail will also show your finish position and what year. Planning to start pushing these out in about another four months (and buying an add from Rick...so apologies for the self promotion).
For the regatta, they're about half the cost of a basic cotton shirt in quantity (design time, if required, not included).