Awards & Trophies

The Emeritus Program
and Recognized Race Officers

The Emeritus Program recognizes Race Officials who have given many years of distinguished service to the sport and have shown themselves to be leaders in the Race Official community. Emeritus status is granted to people who are no longer active as officials.

A member of the appropriate committee may nominate a retired National or International official whom he or she feels is deserving of the distinction. Committee members may consider suggestions for Emeritus designation from any source. A description of the official’s activities and proposed presentation language for the award are required and a form for supplying these are located in the Trophies and Recognitions section of the website.

The committee will review the nomination and, if approved, grant the designation and arrange for a certificate to be presented to the honoree at a suitable occasion.

Emeritus is an honorary, lifetime designation. Names of officials honored with Emeritus status are forwarded to the US Sailing Board of Directors for recognition and are listed below.

Judge Emeritus

A Regional Administrative Judge may nominate a retired National or International Judge from their area whom he or she feels is deserving of the distinction. To suggest a nominee, contact your RAJ.

Umpire Emeritus

A member of the Umpires Committee may nominate a retired National or International Umpire he or she feels is deserving of the distinction. To suggest a nominee, contact a member of the UC.

Race Officer Emeritus

At this time the Race Management Committee does not have a Race Officer Emeritus program.

 

Recognized Senior and Club Race Officers

Recognized Senior and Club Race Officers from the original Race Office program were recognized for their contributions with an honorary lifetime designation:

Previous Award Recipients

Recognized Club Race Officer

  • William Adams
  • William Adikes
  • William H. All
  • Mike Anderson
  • John L. Archibald
  • MJ J. Aschman
  • Theodore H. Aschman
  • Ray C. Ballew
  • Hunter Banks
  • Edwin Barbehenn
  • H. Barber
  • Carole Y. Bardes
  • Karen L. Barnes
  • Elizabeth Barrett
  • Fay Baynard
  • Donald Becker
  • John C. Beery
  • Peter M. Bell
  • John D. Bell
  • Erik Bernstein
  • Bruce Bingman
  • Richard W. Blowers
  • William L. Bodden
  • Jack P. Borland
  • Richard M. Boykin
  • Calvin K. Brouwer
  • John T. Burke
  • Kirk F. Burnett
  • Thomas C. Caldwell
  • Merrill B. Callen
  • Ken Carpenter
  • Russell M. Carr
  • Don Carver
  • Richard L. Casey
  • Bruce G. Cattanach
  • Jackie Cattanach
  • Joseph J. Chuchla
  • Fredericka B. Cleveland
  • Jack H. Colwell
  • Lois Cone
  • Paul Connell
  • Kathryn Connell
  • Susan Countess
  • Paul Coward
  • Janet Crabb
  • Todd Crowell
  • William C. Cusack
  • Charlie Cushing
  • John C. Cutting
  • Timothy E. Daly
  • John L. Davidson
  • William M. Denny
  • George W. Desrosiers
  • Mark Dixon
  • Thomas Donaldson
  • Thomas G. Donlan
  • Fredrick R. Dorr
  • Kay A. Drake
  • Lynette Edenfield
  • David B. Ellis
  • John W. Emmerich
  • Claude R. Engle
  • Joseph M. Erwin
  • Allen R. Faurot
  • Alan H. Ferguson
  • Gerald J. Ficks
  • Dennis C. Fisher
  • Grady W. Foster
  • Hunt Foster
  • Robert A. Franke
  • James Frederick
  • Richard A. Freund
  • Leonard J. Gallagher
  • Robert B. Geary
  • Paul F. Gelenitis
  • Helle Getz
  • John D. Gibbon
  • Frank H. Gibson
  • Bruce M. Gillis
  • Charles E. Gise
  • Don L. Glasell
  • Louis C. Goetting
  • Richard A. Goodman
  • Hank Goodman
  • Matthew Gorton
  • Fields C. Gunsett
  • Thomas M. Guy
  • Peter B. Hale
  • James B. Hall
  • Richard Hanneman
  • Dave Hanrahan
  • David A Hanson
  • Clare G. Harrington
  • Varick D. Harrison
  • Michael Harrison
  • Frank W. Hart
  • David A. Hazlehurst
  • John Heffner
  • Marshall Hildebrand
  • William L. Hooper
  • Kenneth Hopkins
  • Meredith L. Horan
  • Tony Horton
  • James P. Houser
  • James L. Howard
  • Burton Howell
  • Murray Humphrey
  • Robert S. Hurd
  • Louis H. Ickler
  • Kim Ickler
  • Jeff Jacobi
  • Marion D. Johnson
  • Lynn P. Jorgensen
  • Christina Joyce
  • Stuart Juckett
  • Barry Karr
  • Sibyl H Keirns
  • John Kelly
  • Nancy Koltes
  • Dina Horwitz Kowalyshyn
  • Peter G. Kremlick
  • Paul Krutty
  • Alan W. Kuester
  • Glenna R. Kunkel
  • Bruce S. Kuryla
  • James E. Ladner
  • Richard L. Landes
  • Gene L. Lane
  • David R. Lee
  • Dennis F. Leffler
  • Michael Lennon
  • Frederick S. Lewis
  • Michael Linburn
  • Robert Lunsford
  • Mamsie Manard
  • Mike Mannix
  • Robert W. Marsh
  • Joe C. Martin
  • Willliam L. Marting
  • Richard M. Matteis
  • Diana Q. Mautz
  • Marilee McAlpine
  • George G. McDonald
  • Robert J. McGrath
  • William B. McIntyre
  • Park McRitchie
  • Linda Merkle
  • Conrad Metcalf
  • Jack Mezzetti
  • Kris B. Miller
  • Richard Miner
  • Dale T. Mogle
  • David M. Morris
  • Mike Morrow
  • Harold C. Myers
  • John Needles
  • Mike Neilson
  • Richard A. Newell
  • Richard E. Nickerson
  • Dana H. Nilson
  • James P. Nolan
  • John A. Norton
  • Paul S. Norton
  • David O’Donnell
  • Patrick O’Donnell
  • Dane J. Ohe
  • David B. Osborn
  • Richard B. Osborne
  • William Paden
  • Eva S. Palmer
  • Victoria E. Palmer
  • Philip C. Pape
  • Cynthia A. Parthemos
  • Albert C. Patterson
  • Thomas Peacock
  • John W. Pelosi
  • George P. Pennington
  • Ralph C. Peterson
  • Jane Anne Pincus
  • Frank U. Pontious
  • Ewell C. Potts
  • Walter L. Pratt
  • Frederick W. Preston
  • Jeffrey Pribor
  • John S. Rando
  • Thomas T. Raymond
  • Charles Reader
  • Raymond L. Redniss
  • Albert C. Rees
  • William F. Reinke
  • Paul W. Rhinehart
  • Samuel H. Richey
  • Lloyd Ritchey
  • Michael J. Robinson
  • Forest G. Rogers
  • David D. Rosekrans
  • JD Rosser
  • Kenneth R. Rotan
  • Michael Roth
  • Tim Rumptz
  • Hortensia E. Sampedro
  • Glory Ann Schappe
  • Roger Schermerhorn
  • Herbert K. Schneider
  • Dana Forrest Schnipper
  • Anthony J. Schornak
  • Christopher R. Schorse
  • Patricia Seidenspinner
  • Bane Shaw
  • Charles J. Sherfey
  • Margaret Sherrod
  • Henry Singletary
  • Gorda Singletary
  • Gracia Walker Slater
  • WB Smith
  • Donald G. Smith
  • Charles J. Smith
  • Raymond B. Smith
  • Ty Smithdeal
  • Edward L. St. George
  • Thomas M. Stalder
  • Richard A. Starita
  • Albert P Stauderman
  • Ava Steenstrup
  • W. Stephenson
  • Christopher H. Stout
  • Randall Swan
  • Taran Teague
  • Gordon L. Thayer
  • Robert M. Thomas
  • Bruce D. Thompson
  • Matthew Thomsen
  • Gary Thorne
  • L. Thurman
  • John D. Todd
  • Bradley W. Tooman
  • Don Trager
  • Jim Ulatowski
  • Carlton W. Ulbrich
  • Gifford Usher
  • James A. Vaughn
  • Phyllis R. Vineyard
  • Lawrence D. Vitez
  • Dan Vought
  • Darryl S. Waskow
  • Maridell H. Weaver
  • Laurence F. Welch
  • Denny White
  • Dan Williams
  • Orren W. Williams
  • Robert G. Williams
  • Peter W. Williamson
  • Joseph L. Wilson
  • Michael L. Wilson
  • Fred Wolf
  • Jere Woltz
  • William E. Wright
  • Jack H. Yeigh
  • Joan D. Yeigh
  • John L. Zaegel
  • Brooks Zerkel
  • Jed A. Zimmerman

Recognized Senior Race Officer

  • Richard A. Aaring
  • William Adams
  • Dick Allsopp
  • Tripp Alyn
  • Robert J. Bailey
  • Ernest W. Bain
  • John E. Barber
  • R. Barnett
  • David H. Batchelor
  • Kenneth Batzer
  • Paul Beaudin
  • Allen Becker
  • Edward Becker
  • Thomas D. Beery
  • Theodor Harry Beier
  • Faye Bennet
  • Les Bernabi
  • Gail Bernstein
  • Alan F. Bethell
  • Stan W. Betts
  • Terence Bischoff
  • Clifford Black
  • Stephen W. Black
  • Morton J. Bloom
  • Herbert L. Bodman
  • William D. Bogardus
  • John B. Bonds
  • Michael G. Bordelon
  • Jeffrey Borland
  • John W. Borman
  • Robert H. Bowden
  • Harvey A. Brand
  • Russell S. Breed
  • Lynette M. H. Breed
  • David M. Brennan
  • Wayne C. Bretsch
  • Rich Brew
  • James B. Brickell
  • Eugenie Lee Brix
  • Patrick B. Broderick
  • Roger K. Brown
  • William H. Brundige
  • John W. Bureau
  • Louis A. Burns
  • John M. Busch
  • Dean S. Cady
  • William L. Campbell
  • Clifford W. Campbell
  • James G. Carson
  • Walter G. Chamberlain
  • Henry G. Chapman
  • Anthony K. Chargin
  • Harold H. Christenson
  • George W. Christman
  • Kersey Clausen
  • Cynthia Swan Clifton
  • William H. Collins
  • Edith H. Collins
  • Charles A. Cook
  • Bruce A. Cook
  • Wallace F. Cook
  • Ruth Creighton
  • George G. Crocker
  • Lawrence J. Cullen
  • M. Curtis
  • Elliott Cutting
  • Hildegarde O. R. Dahl
  • Wells A. Darling
  • Whittier G. Davis
  • Brad Davis
  • James E. Diamond
  • John M. Diggins
  • Charles H. Dole
  • John B. Dotterer
  • Paul W. Dovey
  • Harry B. Duane
  • Wesley H. Durant
  • Daniel Pike Dyer
  • Hugh Elliot
  • Thomas C. Ettinger
  • Theodore Everingham
  • Lowell L. Everingham
  • Marcia J. Everingham
  • Denis P. Farley
  • Thomas H. Farquhar
  • Barbara B. Farquhar
  • James L. Farrell
  • Noel M. Field
  • Albert E. Field
  • Robert M. Filiatrault
  • Martin W. Ford
  • Roger Fortier
  • Michael R. Foster
  • Albert O. Foster
  • Charles L. Fuller
  • Dick Funsch
  • Ridge Gardner
  • Earl W. Gerloff
  • John L. Gervais
  • Vickie G. Gilmour
  • Robert B. Gray
  • Gil Jay Greenwood
  • John Grieder
  • Mike Guccione
  • Joseph M. Hallissy
  • Henry L. Hammett
  • Penelope S. Hare
  • Thomas R. Harken
  • Terry D. Harper
  • Mark P. Harris
  • Thomas E. Hazlehurst
  • John D. Heacock
  • George J. A. Heitmanis
  • Sally Helme
  • Jim Hesser
  • Mary Louise Higgins
  • Robert L. Hill
  • Roy H. Hobbs
  • Thomas A. Hodgson
  • Fredric Horwitz
  • Bruce S. Huckaba
  • Paul A. Huntsman
  • Helen K. Ingerson
  • Pete Ives
  • Eric Jakimier
  • Joseph M. James
  • Edwin F. Jaquet
  • Rich Jeffries
  • Richard A. Johnson
  • Oakley R. Jones
  • John K. Jouett
  • Tony Jucaitis
  • Richard B. Kaiser
  • Ralph S. Kelley
  • Andrew G. Kennedy
  • Jim Kern
  • Andrew J. Kiener
  • Natalie D. King
  • Jean King-Chorostecki
  • William E. Kirkpatrick
  • Bayless E. Kirtley
  • James R. Klauser
  • George C. Knies
  • Rolf Krotseng
  • Bernie P. Kuse
  • Robert H. Lane
  • Ralph Lawson III
  • John H. Lee
  • Bruce Lee
  • Kenneth W. Legler
  • Robert T. Lehn
  • Katherine A. Leland
  • Eric R. Lind
  • Jeffrey D. Littell
  • Richard H. Lootens
  • William B. Ludlum
  • Chris Luppens
  • Jane C. MacDonald
  • James B. Mahaffy
  • William Mains
  • Richard G. Mallinson
  • Victor V. Manning
  • Gerald R. Martin
  • Miles H. Martschink
  • Daniel E. Massing
  • Donald L. McCammon
  • Gene T. McCarthy
  • George McCullough
  • Ian A. McCurdy
  • Michael V. McCutchan
  • Yvonne McRobbie
  • Douglas McVae
  • Gloria Melges
  • Joseph C. Melino
  • Frank I. Mendelblatt
  • John M. Mendez
  • Berkeley S. Merrill
  • Bruce M. Miller
  • Henry B. Moore
  • Kenneth L. Morrison
  • Mark G. Murphy
  • Betts Howes Murray
  • John L. Myles
  • Ronald J. Nadolinski
  • John R. Nicholson
  • Kathy O’Brennan
  • T. J. O’Brien
  • Peter H. Oden
  • Edward J. Olsen
  • Thomas L. Pardee
  • George P. Parthemos
  • Russell Pearson
  • Kaye E. Peck
  • Harvey Pentleton
  • Lawrence E. Pilot
  • Paul Pincura
  • William W. Poole
  • Lawrence W. Powers
  • Frederick W. Preston
  • Donald G. Putnam
  • Ronald L. Rabine
  • John S. Rando
  • Charles W. Raulston
  • Charles Reader
  • Peter Reggio
  • Richard Reinhardt
  • Karen F. Reisch
  • Nolan E. Richards
  • Bruce Richards
  • Elizabeth E. Roosevelt
  • Wallace C. Ross
  • William B. Ross
  • Tim Rumptz
  • Ernest W Russom
  • William G. Saltonstall
  • Edgar W. Santa Cruz III
  • John Scarborough
  • Ruth Gordon Schnapp
  • Andrew A. Scholtz
  • John Schultz
  • Hugh W. Schwarz
  • Richard K. Schweers
  • Patricia Seidenspinner
  • David L. Shaffer
  • John C. Sheahan
  • Michael H. Sherin
  • David M. Sinclair
  • John Slater
  • Geoffrey E. Smith
  • Harold Smith
  • William M. Smoak
  • Dean Snider
  • W. Stephenson
  • Hank Stuart
  • Sander E Sundberg
  • John H. Super
  • Harry B. Susskind
  • Randall Swan
  • Earlene Tankersley
  • Joseph E. Tapert
  • Taran Teague
  • Raymond J. Teborek
  • Edwin C. Theisen
  • Michael A. Thompson
  • Bruce D. Thompson
  • James H. Tichenor
  • Paul S. Tipton
  • John D. Todd
  • Timothy W. Tolford
  • Christian Towles
  • Mark Townsend
  • Charles R. Ulmer
  • Gifford Usher
  • Francois D. Vaillant
  • Ed von Wolffersdorff
  • William C. Waggoner
  • Henry E. Waite
  • Eugene H. Walet
  • Hallam Walker
  • Robin Wallace
  • Ronald L. Ward
  • Michael J. Waters
  • Maridell H. Weaver
  • Raymond R. Wegrzyn
  • Arlen Wheeler
  • Tom Whipple
  • Lawrence A. White
  • Rick White
  • Jerome Wilear
  • Lee Williams
  • Fred Wolf
  • Jere Woltz
  • Jeffrey Zarwell
  • Jed A. Zimmerman