Chatham Yacht Club
Teaching Love of Sailing on Pleasant Bay Since 1921
CHATHAM YACHT CLUB ANNUAL AWARDS
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S. ARTHUR PETERSON / DICKSON AWARD
S Arthur Peterson Dickson Shore School Trophy was given by a member of the shore school in 1955 in honor of the then Commodore Peterson who had overseen construction of the old clubhouse. The trophy was to be given to “a member of the shore school selected by the instructors as the sailor who has progressed the most and has shown the most enthusiasm.” The S. Arthur Peterson Dickson Award is the most prestigious award given by the club.
2022 RECIPIENTS: Gigi Proia
MIGHTY MARY AWARD:
The female sailing school student whose racing record and support of sailing at CYC most promotes the sport of yachting by encouraging proficiency in seamanship and sportsman-like conduct
2022 RECIPIENT: Amelia Gassner
MIGHTY MAC AWARD
The instructor whose dedication and enthusiasm for teaching sailing best exemplifies the volunteerism so necessary to maintain the vitality of CYC.
2022 RECIPIENTS: Karina Lamoreux & Schuyler Bartlett
LANE LEIGHTON TROPHY: SAILING SCHOOL ELIMINATION RACE
In 1966 shore school instructors Charlie Leighton and Julie Lane instituted a year-end elimination race for all shore school students and donated the Lane-Leighton Trophy, a milk can, which has traditionally been used to dunk the winner.
2022 RECIPIENT: Miriam Gertsberg
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AWARDS
ALAN MCCLENNEN SENIOR AWARD:
This award was established in August 2004 when the Chatham Yacht Club and Eastward Ho! Golf Club honored Alan McClennen Senior for his devotion and contributions to both organizations. The award is granted to a young athlete who exemplifies enthusiasm and good sportsmanship in golf and sailing in honor of Alan McClennen’s support of young people and sports.
2022 RECIPIENT: Sam Bartlett
JOHN WESP AWARD:
The club member who best exemplifies the club's spirit of dedication and cheerful volunteerism.
2022 RECIPIENTS: Karen Taylor
This trophy will be awarded annually to the Chatham Yacht Club student, staff member, or other yacht club member who selflessly displays the most passion and ability to pass on his or her knowledge of sailing, racing, and seamanship to other sailors, consistent with Chatham Yacht Club values. Let the annual recipient stand as a role model for all in the sport. Established in 2013 by former CYC Sailing Masters Emily and Willis Taylor.
2022 RECIPIENT: Natalie Coleman Fuller
JOIN ME AT THE CLUB AWARD:
This award is presented to a person or family to recognize their efforts in promoting the inclusion of new and existing members in Club activities, social, sailing, volunteer, development, or otherwise. The long-term health and effectiveness of Chatham Yacht Club and its ability to meet the mission is determined by the level of participation and engagement of its members. Those who receive this award are being recognized for their enthusiasm and efforts in getting people involved. The award recipient embodies the idea that the more members are involved the better the results. This trophy symbolizes the warmth that people appreciate by being welcomed and included. Thank you for what
you have done to ensure the continued success of Chatham Yacht Club. Established by the Wesp family in 2021.
2022 RECIPIENT: Deb McLean
SEE SAW AWARD:
Given by the Patrol Captains in honor of Jeff Taylor and to those individuals who patrol to protect us. Established in 2021 by Ann Sampson and Alice Ronty in honor of Jeff Taylor.
2022 RECIPIENT: Phil Robbins
2022 RECIPIENTS: Karina Lamoreux, Cindi FitzMaurice, Julie Murphy, Grace Gunsalus, Barb Shipley
ROGERS BOWL: 420'S
In 1962 the Samuel S. Rogers family, marking three generations of participation in CYC, presented the Rogers Bowl for the Tuesday Daysailer Series. In 1999 the trophy was transferred to the Tuesday 420 series, as the Daysailers were no longer racing on Tuesdays.
1. Natalie Coleman Fuller 2. Allison Coleman 3. Cody Lamoreux
The Midweek Bowl was designated for the Tuesday Beetle Cat series. It had not been awarded for several years and is now for awarded to midweek winning Bettle Cat sailors.
1. Ted Dickson 2. Calder Robbins 3. Carolyn Packowska
OPTI CHALLENGE TROPHY (TUESDAY RACE 1)
Opti Green Fleet
1. Sam Elwood
JACOBSON TROPHY - OPTIS (TUESDAY RACE 2)
Opti Championship Fleet
GOHEEN TROPHY 420s (TUESDAY RACE 2)
HOWES: SUNFISH (TUESDAY RACE 1)
YORKE: SUNFISH (TUESDAY RACE 2)
WEDNESDAY JUNIOR SERIES
COLEMAN TROPHY : 420S
MCCLENNEN BOWL: JUNIOR BEETLE CAT SERIES
In 1953, Commodore Alan McClennen offered a permanent trophy for a class in the children’s series. Six years later he presented the McClennen Bowl for the Saturday Beetle Cat Series. In 1975 the McClennen Bowl was designated for the Junior Beetle Series on Thursdays.
1. Miriam Gertsberg 2. Jonathan Gilmartin 3. Gigi Proia
RYAN TROPHY: SUNFISHIn 1993, Catherine Ryan presented the Ryan Trophy, in honor if the Ryan family, for the junior Sunfish Series.
1. None Qualified
DOYLE CUP: OPTIS
Opti Green Fleet
PRESIDENT'S CUP BAYBIRD SERIES:
1. Jack Melcher and Lucy Tabb 2. Tony Roth 3. Naoto Inoue and Hilary Chapman
COMMODORE'S CUP BEETLECAT SERIES:
The Commodore’s Cup was donated in 1927 to the newly formed Pleasant Bay Yachting Club (renamed the Chatham Yacht Club the following season) by its commodore Edward F. McClennen for the Baybird class. In 1975 the Club designated the Commodore’s Cup for the Saturday Beetle Cat Series.
WALTON TROPHY SUNFISH SERIES
The Nancy Walton Trophy was donated by the Sunfish fleet in honor of their former racing companion and club secretary following her death in 1971. The Walton Trophy is designated for the Saturday Sunfish Series.
COMMODORE WILLIAM A. DICKSON PERPETUAL TROPHY: MARSHALL CAT SERIES
Commodore William Dickson donated the Dickson Catboat Champion Trophy in 1981 for the Marshall Cat Saturday Series, with the stipulation that the winner provide a “meat” dinner to all previous winners. The 14 foot Catboats have now replaced Marshall Cat’s as the racing boat.
“To be awarded to the winning Catboat for each racing season as determined by the Directors of the Chatham Yacht Club.
The trophy shall be polished and turned over to the new winner who shall have his name engraved thereupon.
The winner must provide a proper meat dinner for all the preceding winners.”2022 RECIPIENTS :
1. Allison Coleman 2. Anne Carson 3. Tony Davis
SUMMERS BOWL: 420 SERIES
CLARY BOWL: SATURDAY OPTIMIST DINGHY SERIES
Opti Green Fleet
BENSON-REESE LASER SERIES:
1. Cailyn Murphy 2. Catherine Dickson
Chatham Yacht Club | P.O. Box 531 | North Chatham, MA 02650
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