One-Design Awards

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John H. Gardiner, Jr. Trophy

Each year US Sailing presents up to five awards to recognize outstanding individuals, classes, clubs and fleets in one-design sailing. The awards — Service, Leadership, Club, Regatta, and Creativity — highlight role models of creative leadership in one-design sailing.

Did your club run an outstanding regatta this year? Is there an exceptional person at your club who was responsible for making your fleet grow? Anyone can nominate a club, fleet, regatta or one-design spark plug for a US Sailing One-Design Award. US Sailing wants to hear about it – one superbly written nomination per nominee is all that is needed.


SERVICE To recognize distinguished service and leadership in the promotion of one-design sailing and class organization. Make a nomination
In recognition of individual initiative, enthusiasm, organizing ability and leadership in creating the outstanding fleet building program. Make a nomination
CLUB To recognize administrative excellence, fleet growth, creative programming, regatta support, member contribution — at regional, national and international levels — of the one-design yacht club of the year. Make a nomination
To recognize excellence in development, promotion, and management by organizers and sponsors of the year’s outstanding multi-class or single class, international, continental, national or regional regatta. Make a nomination
CREATIVITY To recognize outstanding individual creativity and contribution to the year’s most innovative one design event of national or international significance. Make a nomination



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