The Robie Pierce Award recognizes an outstanding program for sailors with disabilities and is presented to a program that is selected by the Para Sailing Committee that has made notable contributions to promote public access sailing for people with disabilities.
The late Robie Pierce, who suffered from multiple sclerosis, won several national and world disabled sailing regattas. Robie served as chair for the US Sailing Sailors with Special Needs Committee, now called the Para Sailing Committee. Dedicated to improving access to community-based sailing venues, Robie played a major role in helping to develop and promote disabled sailing.
Only organizations that are open to the public are eligible for this award.
Nominations now CLOSED
Previous Award Recipients
- 2022 – Challenged Sailors San Diego
- 2021 – Wayzata Adaptive Sailing
- 2019 – Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB)
- 2018 – Erie Adaptive Sailing Experience (EASE)
- 2017 – Park City Sailing Association
- 2016 – Team Paradise
- 2015 – Sea Scout Base Galveston
- 2013 – Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation
- 2012 – “Camp Awesome” at the Clearwater Comm. Sailing Center
- 2011 – Lake Harriet Yacht Club Adaptive Sailing Program
- 2010 – 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
- 1999 – Shake-A-Leg Newport & Shake-A-Leg Miami