Perpetual Trophies

Below are the active Perpetual Trophies of the Sausalito Yacht Club. These trophies exhibit the tone and philosophy of a club and add continuity through a clubs history.

Information has been provided by Race Committee volunteers Ray Kuhn-Grenier and Nick Sands. January 2015, updated January 2017

 

Mid Winter Trophy

WINTER SERIES TROPHY

The WINTER SERIES TROPHY for the races commonly known as the Midwinters was created by the SYC in 1981. Recognition is given to the winners of each division in the Series. These races are held once a month November through March. The winter sailing conditions are typically lighter air coming from the land than summer conditions and often involve more extreme tides.

 

Past Winners
Year Division A Division C Division D Division E J-105 Sport Boat
2016 Escapade

Nick Schmidt

Youngster

Ron Young

Knarrly Boo

Jason Holloway

Tackful

Frank Lawler

Hazardous Waste

Chuck Cihak

Boomer

Marcus Canestra

2015 Q
Glenn Isaacson
Nancy
Pat Broderick
French Kiss
Dave Borton
Raccoon
Jim Snow
   
2014 Streaker
Ron Anderson
Gammon
Jeff Hutter
French Kiss
Dave Borton
Raccoon
Jim Snow
   
2013 Q
Glenn Isaacson
Youngster
Ron Young
Vivace
Bill O’Conner
Homus
Josh Dvorson
   
2012 Streaker
Ron Anderson
Grey Ghost
Doug Grant
Mina Flicka
Julie Le’Vicki
Le Mer
Randy Grenier
   
2011 Gammon
Jeff Hutter
Q
Glenn Isaacson
La Mer
Randy Grenier
Tackful
Cathy Stierhoff
   
2010 Gammon
Jeff Hutter
Grey Ghost
Doug Grant
French Kiss
Dave Borton
Tackful
Cathy Stierhoff
   

 

The SYC JAWS Commemorative Race

Begun in 2013, it is an annual sail and powered boat race in commemoration of the races run off the clubhouse deck in the ’60s and ’70s. In those days the membership could enjoy and participate in both the start and finish of the races.

The divisions are Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, and Powered boat Predicted Log. The sailboat races are pursuit races, so called because the slowest boats start first and are “pursued” by the faster ones. This race is intended to be a fun event, bringing together the full range of our membership to witness and even engage in cheering on a favorite from the comfort of the club’s lounge and dining room. The race is open to everyone and free for SYC members.

The Perpetual Trophy was donated by life member Charles “Bud” Livingstone who got the jaws from his family’s summer resort in New Hampshire where the jaws were on display from 1930 until 1983. Its provenance is a little mysterious in that one story claims the 10-foot blue shark was wrestled into a boat in Cuba by the donor and his fishing buddies; another version was that it was purchased at auction by Bud’s father to add to the Livingstone Lodge antiques and curio collection. The race is typically held mid March.

Past Winners
Year Spinnaker Division Non Spinnaker Predicted Log
2016  Hazardous Waste

Chuck Cihak

Glenn Isaacson

 
2015 Ohana
Marika Edler
Q
Glenn Isaacson
No Entry
2014 Dare Dare
Nicolas Popp
Min Flika
Julie Le’Viki
Beautiful Girl
Schafer Johnson
2013 Ragtime
Tig Lijestrand
Q
Glenn Isaacson
No Entry

 

Twin Island Regatta

The Twin Island Regatta was conceived in 1979 as a race around the two islands, Angel and Alcatraz, in either direction. The race was to be held on the day before opening day, usually the last weekend in April. Then chef, Fernand Loing, had the Twin Island Trophy created to have the best finishing SYC member engraved on it. This resulted in the sometimes used nickname “The Chefs Special”.

Today the Race has two divisions, spinnaker and non-spinnaker. It starts from a Race Committee boat in the Knox area, then a port rounding of a buoy by Yellow Bluff after which the skippers choose to round the two islands clockwise or counterclockwise, back to a starboard rounding of the Yellow Bluff buoy, and a finish off the club race deck. There has also been added the Race Committee option of sending racers around Angel and Red Rock Islands instead.

Decker Trophy

In 2003 Rod Decker, a SYC member and racer, proposed adding a trophy to the Twin Island Regatta by creating a series adding two more races, one in the summer and one in the fall. He presented the Decker trophy to the club for the best overall SYC member finishers of the three races to be engraved on it.

Past Winners
Year Spinnaker Division Non Spinnaker
Twin Island Decker Twin Island Decker
2016 Ohana

Marika Edler

 Streaker

Ron Anderson

Streaker

Ron Anderson

 Andiamo

John Squire

2015 Escapade

Nick Sands

Escapade

Nick Sands

French Kiss

Dave Borton

French Kiss

Dave Borton

2014 Streaker
Ron Anderson
Hazardous Waste
Chuck Cihak
La Mer
Randy Grenier
La Mer
Randy Grenier
2013 Streaker
Ron Anderson
Streaker
Ron Anderson
La Mer
Randy Grenier
Jazzbeau
Jim Parrett

Women Skippers Regatta

  Spinnaker Non-Spinnaker
2016 Abba Zabba

Amy Henry

 Just Em

Sally Clapper

2015 Ohana

Marika Edler

Just Em

Sally Clapper

2014    
2013    

Rear Commodore’s Race to Vallejo

  Rear Commodore Spinnaker Non-Spinnaker
2016 Jock Rystrom Jazzbeau

Rich Vasquez

La Mer

Randy Grenier

2015 Larry Moraes Escapade

Nick Sands

La Mer

Randy Grenier

2014 Bill Aubrey    
2013 Dave Borton Truant

Laurie Bolard

French Kiss

Dave Borton

Tuesday Night Sunset Series

Spring

  Spinnaker A Spinnaker C Non-Spinnaker
2016 Mamaluc

Scott Lamson

Courageous

Gary Panariello

Tackful

Frank Lowler

  Spinnaker Non-Spinnaker J-105
2015 Gammon

Jeff Hutter

Jarlen

Robert Bloom

Hazardous Waste

Chuck Cihak

2014      
2013      

Summer

  Spinnaker A Spinnaker C Non Spinnaker
2016 Hazardous Waste

Chuck Cihak

Nancy

Pat Broderick

Serendipity

Phil Hyndman

  Spinnaker Non-Spinnaker J-105
2015 Gammon

Jeff Hutter

Jarlen

Robert Bloom

Streaker

Ron Anderson

2014      
2013      
  Blum Trophy

Spinnaker A

Gear Trophy

Spinnaker C

Oliver Trophy

Non-Spinnaker D

2013 Streaker

Ron Anderson

Nancy

Pat Broderick

Jarlen

Robert Bloom

Lischeske Trophy

  Spinnaker Non-Spinnaker
2016 Hazardous Waste

Chuck Cihak

 

Abba Zabba

Greg Arkus

2015 Hazardous Waste

Chuck Cihak

Cattitude

Deana Maggard

2014    
2013 Overall: Tackful – Frank Lawler

 

SYC Trophies and Awards