Awards & Trophies

One-Design Leadership Award

In recognition of individual initiative, enthusiasm, organizing ability and leadership in creating an outstanding fleet building program.

Nominations are now open until November 30, 2021

Click here to submit a nomination.


Previous Award Recipients

  • 2019 –  Fred Roy,  Newport, RI,  Herreshoff S Class
  • 2018 – Victor “Pete” Bethge, Shelter Island Heights, NY
  • 2016 – Chris Ryan & Lisa Pline, Annapolis Snipe Fleet
  • 2013 – Jon Deutsch (Richmond, VA)
  • 2012 – Kathleen Tocke (Miami, FL) Snipe Class
  • 2011 – Justin Scott, Greenwich, CT
  • 2010 – Christine Porter & Carrie Bargren, Madison, WI
  • 2009 – Geoff Hurwitch, Park City, UT
  • 2008 – Bill Brosius, Olympia, WA
  • 2007 – Bill Fastiggi & Allan Terhune, Lightning Class
  • 2006 – Dave Michos, Jet 14 Class
  • 2005 – Linda Leader, Sunfish Class, Wawasee Yacht Club, Syracuse, IN
  • 2004 – Russell Hoyt, Newport, RI
  • 2003 – David Silverman, Sunfish Class, Indian Harbor Beach, FL
  • 2002 – Jerelyn Biehl, San Diego, CA
  • 2001 – Joe Sullivan, Sunfish Class, New York, NY
  • 2000 – Keith Graham, Thistle Class, Seattle WA
  • 1999 – Rich Ogrentz, National One Design Class, Highland, IN
  • 1998 – Mike Derusha, Ensign Class
  • 1997 – Camille Daniels, Catalina 37 One-Design Fleet
  • 1996 – Erich Schloemer, M-20 Class
  • 1995 – Don Hackbarth, Snipe Class
  • 1994 – Steve Tacconnelly, Susan & Ron Hofacker, Seabrook Sailing Club
  • 1993 – Bill Adamson, Wichita, KS, River Kids, Arkansas River Foundation
  • 1992 – no award
  • 1991 – Bill Barton, Ross, CA, San Francisco Bay Etchells Fleet
  • 1990 – John Cazier, Corona del Mar, CA, Schock 35 Class
  • 1989 – Tim Hogan, Balboa, CA, Newport Harbor YC Program
  • 1988 – Jan O’Malley, Mantoloking, NJ, Laser Radial North Americans
  • 1987 – Wesley H. Durant, Jr., Berlin, MA, SMYRA Junior Club Program