Awards & Trophies

Excellence in Instruction

This award recognizes an individual that has consistently demonstrated excellence in instructing, training, or making presentations at local, regional, or national seminars, conferences, or workshops. Delivery of instruction modules, systems, or services and internal on-the-job training may also be considered.

Nomination URL

To make a nomination for this Award, please visit: Nomination Link

Previous Award Recipients

  • 2016 – Don Rotzien, Hudson River Comm. Sailing
  • 2015 – Rachel Bryer, Nate Coolidge, Haley Barber, Lee Dumaliang, Katie Dobbin – Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation
  • 2014 – Hallie Payne, Mystic Seaport
  • 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,Community Boating Ctr., New Bedford
  • 1999 – Tak Uchino, Shake-A-Leg Miami
  • 1994 – Diane Wenzel, Dana Point Youth & Group Facility