Disabled Sailing Awards

gay_lynn_trophy_side_2Gay S. Lynn Memorial Trophy  for Outstanding Service to Disabled Sailing and Sailors

The Gay S. Lynn Memorial Trophy is awarded to a person, volunteer or professional, or to an organization, that is selected by the Committee for Sailors with Disabilities, as having made an outstanding contribution to disabled sailors and the sport of disabled sailing over a sustained period of time.

The late Gay Lynn was a major supporter of disabled sailing for many, promoting the sport and letting people who had been injured know that they still had much to look forward to. In addition, Gay’s late husband Bill was a past President of US Sailing. Their son Bill is an active sailor–both offshore and one-design-is a past North American and World Sonar Champion.

This is the highest awarded given by the Committee for Sailors with Disabilites and will be presented either at US Sailing’s Annual Meeting or one of the major disabled sailing events.

Nominate a person or organization or email Peter Goldman.


Outstanding Adaptive Community Sailing Program

The Outstanding Program for Disabled Sailors Award is given annually to a program that has made notable contributions to promote public access sailing for people with disabilities.

Only organizations that are open to the public are eligible for this award.

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