Sportsmanship Award

W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Trophy


W. Van Alan Clark Jr. Trophy for Sportsmanship

A Call for Stories of Sportsmanship

Submissions due December 1

The US Sailing Committee on Sportsmanship is announcing its call for submissions for the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Trophy.  Submissions are due by December 1.

The W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. National Sportsmanship Award is presented annually to recognize an individual, club or association within sailing who best exemplifies the values and spirit of sportsmanship. Given the largely voluntary nature of our administrative and on-the-water resources and self-policing nature of the racing rules, sportsmanship is essential to the value system of our sport. Furthermore, sportsmanship is an essential component of any successful sailing career.

We ask that you send us a story about someone, or some club or association, who you think is deserving of this recognition. “Sportsmanship” can mean different things to different people. One way to think of it is “who do you enjoy racing against, or being beaten by, and why”…and then send us an example of that person in action.

US Sailing is looking for examples to elevate the sportsmanlike actions of these people, clubs or associations; so please, send us your story or idea, no matter how small.

Make a nomination online.

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