Past Award Winners

US Sailing keeps records of past award winners for all trophies in the following areas:

  • Organizational
  • Championships
  • Community Sailing
  • Disabled Sailing
  • Race Administration and Management
  • Training

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Organizational Awards

Nathanael G. Herreshoff

2013 Dave Irish
2012 Dick Rose
2011 David D. Rosekrans
2010 James P. Muldoon
2009 Terry Kohler
2008 Roy E. Disney
2007 Bob Hobbs
2006 Susie Trotman
2005 Lawrence A. White
2004 Not Presented
2003 Bill Martin
2002 Faye R. Bennet
2001 Andrew Kostanecki
2000 Carl Eichenlaub
1999 Gary Jobson
1998 Arthur J. Wullschleger
1997 Frederick D. King*
1996 Helen Ingerson
1995 Cy Gillette
1994 William Bentsen
1993 C. Gaither Scott
1992 Timothea S. Larr
1991 William H. Lynn*
1990 Charles M. Kober
1989 James M. Schoonmaker, II
1988 Dick McCurdy
1987 Mark Baxter*
1986 Lynn G. Stedman, Jr.
1985 Arthur Knapp, Jr.
1984 Samuel V. Merrick
1983 Harman Hawkins
1982 Richard S. Latham
1981 Roger W. Brett
1980 Patrick E. Haggarty
1979 Henry H. Anderson, Jr.
1978 Theodore E. Tolson, Jr.
1977 W. Van Alan Clark, Jr.
1976 Cornelius Shields
1975 Robert N. Bavier, Jr.
1974 William S. Cox
1973 George Hinman
1972 Harry C. Melges, Jr.
1971 J. Amory Jefferies
1970 F. Gregg Bemis
1969 Paul H. Smart
1968 Harold Sterling Vanderbuilt
1967 Everett B. Morris
1966 Allegra Knapp Mertz
1965 Leonard Mumm Fowle
1964 Olin J. Stephens, II
1963 R.S. Stevenson
1962 Julian K. Roosevelt
1961 James N. Trenary
1960 George D. O’Day
1958 Henry S. Morgan
1957 Henry Sears

 * posthumous award 

W. Van Alan Clark Jr. Trophy- National Sportsmanship Award

2013 Not given
2012 Not given
2011 Not given
2010 Rasmus Sayre (Vineyard Haven, MA)
2009 John Mollicone (East Greenwich, RI)
2008 Nick Scandone
2007 Not given
2006 J.D. Reddaway (Suwanee, GA)
2005 Midshipman Greg Storer (Annapolis, MD/ Branford, CT)
2004 Frederick “Bo” Smith (Birmingham, Ala.)
2003 Olin J. Stephens (Hanover, NH)
2002 Henry Maxwell, Jr. (Stonington, CT)
2001 George Fisher (Columbus, OH)
2000 Dave Perry (Southport, CT)
1999 William B. Ross (Mooresville, NC)
1998 Joey Harris (Chicago, IL)
1997 Gonzalo Diaz Sr. (Miami, FL)
1996 Richard W. Besse (Skaneateles, NY)
1995 Harry Carpenter (Oakland, MD)
1994 Jessica Uniack (Huntington Beach, CA)
1993 Newport Harbor HS Sailing Team (Newport Beach, CA)
1992 George Antarr (Marina del Rey, CA)
1991 Dick Ronan (Larchmont, NY)
1990 Scott Steele (Annapolis, MD)
1989 John Odenbach, Sr. (Penfield, NY)
1988 Runyon Colie (Mantoloking, NJ)
1987 Hub Isaacks (Ft. Worth, TX)
1986 Buddy Melges (Zenda, WI)

C.R.E.W Award

2013 not awarded
2012 not awarded
2011 not awarded
2010 not awarded
2009 Susan Epstein
2008 John Williams
2007 Walter Chamberlain
2006 Karen Davidson
2005 Spring Jerelyn Biehl / Fall Sandy Grosvenor
2004 Spring Katie Kelly / Fall John Strassman
2003 Spring Clark Chapin / Fall Darline Hobock
2002 Spring Dick Allsopp / Fall Dick Roberts

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Training Awards

The Virginia Long Award for Sail Training Service & Support

2013 Lynn Lynch
2012 Rachael Miller
2011 Hart Kelley
2010 Larry Ledgerwood
2007 Cai Svendsen
2006 Jamie Deming
2005 Rich Brew
2004 Kevin Kavanagh
2003 Art Stevens
2002 Lawrence A White
2001 Paul Risseeuw
2000 Dick Allsopp
1999 Mary von Conta
1998 Ruth Creighton

The Timothea Larr Award

2013 John Rousmaniere
2012 Joni Palmer
2010 Jim Muldoon
2009 Dick Allsopp
2008 Ruth Creighton
2007 Ralf Steinz
2006 Nancy Richardson
2005 Jo Mogle
2004 John Malatak
2003 Steve and Doris Colgate
2002 Susie Trotman

Captain Joe Prosser Award

1994 Dave Perry
1995 Susie Trotman
1996 Jo and Dale Mogle
1997 Holland “Cappy” Capper
1998 Gary Jobson
1999 John Kantor
2000 John C. Linehan
2001 Junior Sailing, Long Island Sound
2002 Chicago Yacht Club
2003 US Naval Academy Sail Training Program
2004 OCSC – San Francisco Bay Sailing School
2005 Club Nautique
2006 Lake Merritt Boating Center
2007 Sail Newport
2010 Community Boating, Inc.
2012 Milwaukee Community Sailing Center
2013 Annapolis Yacht Club

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Community Sailing Awards

More than 10 Years of Hallmark Performance

2012 Lake Champlain Community Sailing Ctr.
2011 US Sailing Center Long Beach
2010 Sail Newport
2009 Milwaukee Community Sailing Center
2008. Mission Bay Aquatic Center
2007. The Wet Hens
2006. SCYA Women’s Sailing Convention
2005. Leeway Sailing Center
2004 Sailing Education Adventures
2003 Blue Water Foundation
2002 Fairwind Yacht Club Cooperative Community Program
2000 Longshore Sailing School
1999 St. Petersburg Sailing Center
1997 Mystic Seaport Museum Sailing Education Program
1994 Hoofers, University of Wisconsin – Madison
1992 Community Boating and Milwaukee Sailing Center

Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Community Sailing

2012 Gerard and Diane Koeppel
2011 Rich White, Clearwater Sailing Center
2010 Dennis Peck, Charlotte Harbor Comm. Sailing Center
2009 Connie Smales, Hawaii Youth Sailing Assoc.
2007 Rich Jepsen, OCSC
2006 WaterFront Center Sailing School
2005 Chadwick Cox, Lake Thunderbird Boathouse
2004 Mark Matthews
2003 Bryan Peugh, Courageous Sailing Center
2002 Talbot (Toby) Baker Jr., Comm. Boating Center-New Bedford
2000 Howard Haines, Lake Thunderbird Educational Foundation
1999 North Cape Yacht Club
1998 Marty Rieck
1997 Dick Pfund, Oswego Maritime Foundation
1996 Dick Farkas
1993 Jo & Dale Mogle
1992 Bob Black, Gary Edelman, Timmy Larr, Ginny Long & Walter Wheeler

Outstanding Community Sailing Program

2012 Downtown Sailing Center, Baltimore, MD

Outstanding Director of a Year-Round Program

2012 Greg Fisher, College of Charleston
2011 Kate Neubauer, Lake Champlain Comm. Sailing
2009 Ed Neubauer, Redondo Beach Park & Rec. Sailing
2008 Stuart Gilfillen, Sarasota Youth Sailing Program
2007 Dave Bowen
2006 Steve Serafino, Westwind Sailing
2005 Ashley Sullivan, Shake a Leg Miami
2004 Saul Schumsky
2003 Joshua Ross, Challenged America
2001 Brian Hill, Lake Forest Recreation Department
2000 Alisha Raish, Dana Point Youth and Group Facility
1998 Bill Mountford, Boy Scout Sea Base Orange County
1995 Kim Hapgood, US Sailing Center of Martin County
1994 Leo Robbins, Sail Ventura
1993 Mickey Harnge, Newport Beach Sea Base
1992 Glen Brandenburg, Mission Bay Aquatic Center
& Dave Ellis, St. Petersburg Sailing Center

Outstanding Director of a Seasonal Program

2012 Tommy Stewart, Sail Sand Point
2011 Marcin Kunicki, Community Boating-Boston
2010 Amy Lyons, Community Boating Inc.
2009 Rob Knecht, Duxbury Bay Maritime School
2008 Rob Crafa, SUNY Maritime
2007 Amy Zang, Washington Sailing School
2006 Jerry McNamara, Crescent Sailing Assoc. Adult Learn to Sail Program
2005 Tom Moore, Community Boating & Bob Gaffney, Town of Sharon Rec. Department
2004 Jeff Doubek, Geneva Lake Sailing
2002 Ben Ferris, Traverse Area Community Sailing (TACS)
2001 Kirk Culbertson, Baltimore’s Downtown Sailing Center
2000 Hart Kelley, Community Boating, Inc
1999 Rachael Miller, Lake Champlain Comm.Sailing Center
1998 Gene Nuth, Baltimore County Sailing Center
1997 Jean Kryshak, Schulman, Milwaukee Comm. Sailing Ctr.
1995 Cappy Capper, Lake Minnetonka Sailing Ctr.
1992 John Kantor, Dick Pfund, and Jane Piereth

Outstanding Organizational Support

2012 Caloosahatchee Marching & Chowder Society
2011 Joseph Sullivan, SUNY Maritime College
2010 Michael McGrory, SUNY Maritime College
2007 Peter Kuhn, Cal Sailing Club
2006 George Scarborough, Charleston SC Community Sailing Center
2005 Carl Zimba, Mass Bay League & KC Heyniger, Atlantic Challenge
2004 Isabelle Fortier
2003 Carisa Harris Adamson, Treasure Island Sailing Center 
2002 Ted Rissell, Deep Creek Sailing School
2001 Lester R. Cummings, Thunderbird Sailing Club
1999 Diana Mautz, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Sailing Program
1998 Crecia Closson, CYSP Squam Lakes Association
1994 Edward Pepper, Community Boating Boston
1993 Joni Palmer

Excellence in Instruction

2012 Jane Pimental, Community Boating Ctr. New Bedford
2011 John Morris, Leo Robbins Community Sailing Ctr, City of Ventura
2010 Greg Simon, Madison Sailing Center
2009 Ross Shedden, Beverly Yacht Club
2008 Al Catland, Leo Robbins Sailing Center
2007 Ian McGurn
2006 Alex Howland, Community Boating Ctr. New Bedford
2005 Sue Athmann, Anacortes Park & Rec Sailing Program
2004 Rick Shaw, Thunderbird Sailing
2003 John “Jabbo” Gordon, Venice Youth Boating Assoc.
2002 Robert (Bo) Williams, Community Boating Ctr., New Bedford
2001 Beth Powell-Winkler, Windsurfing Master IT
2000 Ryan Costello, Comm. Boating Center- New Bedford
1999 Tak Uchino, Shake-A-Leg Miami
1994 Diane Wenzel, Dana Point Youth & Group Facility

Outstanding Adaptive Community Sailing Program

2012 “Camp Awesome” at the Clearwater Comm. Sailing Center 
2011 Lake Harriet Yacht Club Adaptive Sailing Program
2010 Piers Park Sailing Center
2009 Piers Park Sailing Center
2008 Community Boating-Boston
2006 Duxbury Bay Maritime School
2005 Arizona State University Sailing Club
2001 Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS)
2000 Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport in conjunction with Lake Champlain Community Sailing
1992 Shake-A-Leg Newport & Shake-A-Leg Miami

Outstanding Organizational Leadership

2012 Charlie Zechel, Community Boating-Boston
2010 Tom Moore, Community Boating Inc., for Boston Area Regional Council
2009 Morgan Collins, Sail SandPoint
2008 Bob Cornwell & Mike Wills, Traverse Area Comm. Boating
2007 Robbie Dean
2006 Matt Mikkelborg, North Kitsap HS
2005 Vesta Gettys, Thunderbird Sailing Club
2004 Barry Wickre
2003 John Lemon, Sail Chicago
2000 Talbot Baker Jr., Community Boating Center
1996 Larry White, Interscholastic Sailing Assoc.

Creative Innovation in Sailing Programming

2012 Jen Guimaraes, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center
2011 Drayton Harbor Maritime Community Sailing School
2010 Lacey Todd, Treasure Island Sailing Center
2007 Bull & Bear Sailing
2006 Jerry Valeske, Sail Sand Point
2005 Association of Santa Monica Bay YC
2001 Ione Junior HS Sailing Program
2000 Captain Richard Goben, Barque “Star of India”
1993 Ron Singleton, Footloose Sailing Assoc.
1992 Seattle Alternative School & Philadelphia City Sail

Outstanding Outreach and Inclusion

2012 Ross Webb, Edison Sailing Center
2011 Rincon Sailing
2010 Marine del Rey Comm. Boating Council & Community Boating-Boston
2009 Diversification Sailing Program
2008 Milwaukee Community Sailing Center
2007 Community Boating-Boston
2006 OCSC Sailing
2005 Community Boating Ctr., New Bedford
2004 Challenged America
2003 Britt Price & Andrea Stringos, Coconut Grove Sailing Center
2002 Steve Gross, Downtown Sailing Center
2001 JoAnn Clarke, Community Boating Ctr.,New Bedford
2000 Bryan Peugh, Courageous Sailing Ctr. & Boston Parks & Recreation
1999 Ryan Levinson, Mission Bay Aquatic Center
1998 Bay Area Assoc. of Disabled Sailors (BAADS)
1997 John van Arsdale, Cal State Northridge
1994 Arn Manella, Shake-A-Leg Newport & Miami &Tom Barklay, Special Olympics
1993 Dori White, Community Boating Boston;
Laura Tritch, Lake Minnetonka Sailing School
& Judd Goldman, Adaptive Sailing Program

Outstanding Year-Round Program 

2011 Edison Sailing Center
2009 The Center for Wooden Boats
2008 CSUN Boating Instruction Safety Center
2007 Treasure Island Sailing
2006 Comm. Sailing Ctr, City of Ventura Parks & Recreation Dept.
2005 Westwind Sailing
2004 Cal Sailing Club
2002 Lake Forest Sailing
2001 US Sailing Center of Martin County
2000 Mission Bay Aquatic Center
1999 Dana Point Youth & Group Facility
1998. Orange Coast College Sailing Center
1997. Shake-A-Leg Miami

Outstanding Seasonal Program

2011 Hood River Education
2010 Nantucket Community Sailing
2009 Manchester Sailing Assoc.
2008 Tahoe Community Sailing
2007 Sail Sand Point
2006 Friends of Belmar Harbor
2005 Town of Sharon Recreation Depart.
2004 Mount Desert Island Comm. Sailing Center
2002 American Red Cross National Aquatic First Aid & Small Craft School
2001 Community Sailing of Colorado
2000 Traverse Area Community Sailing
1999 Community Youth Sailing Program & Baltimore’s Downtown Sailing Ctr
1997 Lake Champlain Community Sailing
1996 Footloose Sailing Association
1995 Baltimore County Sailing Center
1994 Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center
1993 Sail Newport

Outstanding Director of a New Program

2010 Buster Pike, Park City Sailing Assoc.
2009 Warren Goercke, Sayville Yacht Club
2008 Bill Bahen, Hudson River Community Sailing
2007 Shaun Mitchell
2006 Amy Grobin, Carolina Sailing Foundation &
John Dickson, Pleasant Bay Comm. Boating
2005 Cappy Capper, Wayzata Sailing Foundation
2004 Glen Squires
2002 John Shaw, Lake of the Woods Sailing Club
2000 Jonathan & Marcy Edwards, Sail Sand Point
1997 Michael Flynn, Ione Junior High School Sailing Program
1995 Nantucket Island Community Sailing
1993 Linda Tremblay

Outstanding New Program

2011 DC Sail Schooner Program
2009 North Carolina Comm. Sailing & Rowing
2008 Fairwind Yacht Club & Boys and Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme
2007 Bourne Community Sailing
2006 Sail Corpus Christi & Oak Harbor Youth Sailing
2005 Arizona Sailing Foundation
2003 Fairwinds YC Junior Aquatics Program
2002 Charleston Comm. Sailing, Inc.
2001 Clearwater Comm. Sailing Ctr.
1999 Greenwich Community Sailing
1998 Duxbury Bay Maritime School
1997 Downtown Sailing Center
1996 AdventureSail
1994 Comm. Oklahoma on the Water

Outstanding Director of a Sail Training Program Award 

2008 Dan Stetson, Ocean Institute
2006 Jim Gladson, Topsail

Outstanding Director of Sail Education Program 

1992 David Rayner

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