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 club’s history.

Information has been provided by Race Committee volunteers Ray Kuhn-Grenier and Nick Sands. January 2015, updated January 2017, January 2018

Year Created Name Donor Race/Regatta Awarded for
1979 Twin Island (Chef’s Special) Chef Fernand Loing Twin Island Series First Race (April) Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker
1979 Mora Trophy Frank Mora Rear Commodore’s Race to Vallejo  Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker
1980 Women Skipper Trophy
(Lady Skipper)
SYC Auxiliary Women Skippers Regatta  Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker
1981 Winter Trophy  SYC Midwinter Series  Each Division
1981 Blum Trophy   Sunset Series Division A

combined Spring/Summer

1984 Gear Trophy Miggs Gear Sunset Series Division B combined
1986 Oliver Trophy   Sunset Series Division C

combined Spring/Summer

1997 Lischeske Trophy  Carl Lischeske Sunset Series Overall
2003 Decker Trophy Rod Decker Twin Island Series Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker
2013 Jaws Trophy Bud Livingstone Jaws Commemorative Race Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker
2017 75th Anniversary John Williams

Youth Perpetual Trophy

John Williams Twin Island Series Winningest Youth Sailor,

Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker

Divisions

 

WINTER SERIES TROPHY

Mid Winter 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.

1981 A: Awesome Possum – John Rowley
B: El Vonon – Ted Mattson
1982 A: High Noon – Tom Harney
B: Margo – George Adams
1983 A: Summertime Dream – Rob Moore
B: Margo – George Adams
1984 A: PDQI – Bob Maley
B: Summertime Dream – Rob Moore
1985 A: Tres Equis – Rick Lowrey
B: Sabre – Charles Bierne
1986 A: Maybe – John Williams
B: Huffin – Jerry Olsen
C: Mistress III – Larry Walter
1987 A: Ringmaster – Leigh Bright
B: Twisted
C: Don Wieneke – Limelight
1988 A: Pearl – Bill Riley
B: Grand Slam – Sparkle Plenty
1989 A: Camille – Bill Permar
B: Margo – George Adams
C: Footloose – Scott Foote
1990 A: Illusion – Jack Adams
B: Toots – Curtis King
1991 A: Limelight – Harry Blake
B: Lone Ranger – Mike Melin/Fred Hodgson
1992 A: Preparation J – Jerry Tostenson
B: Sally Ann – Michael Franchetti
C: Amanda – Pat Broderick
1993 A: Bullseye – Bob Garvie
B: War II – Roger Peet
C: Lone Ranger – Hodgson/Melin
D: Nordlys – Joe Kudler
E: Dulcinea – John Slivka
F: Aotea – Peter Hogg
G: Impossible – Gary Kneeland
1994 A: Jose Cuervo – Sam Hock
B: Renaissance – Brad Nelson
C: Windwalker – Shoenhair/Gilliom
D: Sunda – Robert Rogers
E: Aotea – Peter Hogg
Bear: Chance – Glen Treser
1995 A: Absolute – Keith MacBeth
B: Sabra – Michael Katz
1996 A: Absolute – Keith MacBeth
B: Baccarat – Dave Reed
C: Starboard Attitude – Chuck Mellor
Nordlys – Joe Kindler
1997 A: Power Play – Gordon Smith
B: Hippo – Mike Wommack
C: Baccarat – Dave Reed
D: P-Trap – Gerry Gorski
1998  
1999  
2001  
2007 A: Gammon – Jeff Hutter
C: Roxanne – Charles James
J/105: Lulu – Don Wieneke
2008  
2009  
2010 A: Gammon – Jeff Hutter
C: Grey Ghost – Doug Grant
D: French Kiss – Dave Borton
E: Tackful – Cathy Stierhoff
2011 A: Gammon – Jeff Hutter
C: Q – Glenn Isaacson
D: La Mer – Randy Grenier
E: Tackful – Cathy Stierhoff
2012 A:Streaker- Ron Anderson
C: Grey Ghost – Doug Grant
D: Min Flicka – Julie Le’Vicki
2013 A: Q – Glenn Isaacson
C: Youngster – Ron Young
D: Vivace – Bill O’Connor
E: Homus – Josh Dvorson
2014 A: Streaker- Ron Anderson
C: Gammon – Jeff Hutter
D: French Kiss – Dave Borton
E: Raccoon – Jim Snow
2015 A: Q – Glenn Isaacson
C: Nancy – Pat Broderick
D: French Kiss – Dave Borton
E: Raccoon – Jim Snow
2016 A: Escapade – Nick Schmidt
C: Youngster – Ron Young
D: Knarrly Boo – Jason Holloway
E: Tackful – Frank Lawler
J/105: Hazardous Waste – Chuck Cihak
Sportboat: Boomer – Marcus Canestra
2017 A: Ohana – Steve Hocking
C: Youngster – Ron Young
D: Serendipity – Philip Hyndman
E: Sweet Pea – Jan Hirsch
J/105: Streaker – Ron Anderson

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
2013 Ragtime
Tig Lijestrand
Q
Glenn Isaacson
No Entry
2014 Dare Dare
Nicolas Popp
Min Flika
Julie Le’Viki
Beautiful Girl
Schafer Johnson
2015 Ohana
Marika Edler
Q
Glenn Isaacson
No Entry
2016 Hazardous Waste

Chuck Cihak

Glenn Isaacson

 
2017 Phantom

Sally Clapper

Q

Glenn Isaacson

 

 

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.

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.

2004 Twin Island:
Decker: Gammon – Jeff Hutter / Roeboat – Rod Decker
2005 Twin Island:
Decker: Vitrum – Dale Flaming / Roeboat – Rod Decker
2006 Twin Island:
Decker: Gammon – Jeff Hutter / Roeboat – Rod Decker
2007 Twin Island:
Decker: Streaker – Ron Anderson / Roeboat – Rod Decker
2008 Twin Island: Roxanne – Charles James / Inshallah – Shirley Bates
Decker: J-Hawk / Dale Flaming / Jazzbeau – Jim Parrett
2009 Twin Island:
Decker:
2010 Twin Island: Streaker – Ron Anderson / Inshallah – Shirley Bates
Decker: Streaker – Ron Anderson
2011 Twin Island:
Decker: Escapade – Nick Sands / Jazzbeau  – Jim Parrett
2012 Twin Island: Jazzbeau – Jim Parrett/Rich Vasquez
Decker: Nimbus – Neal Gibbs / French Kiss – Dave Borton
2013 Twin Island: Streaker – Ron Anderson / La Mer – Randy Grenier
Decker: Streaker – Ron Anderson / Jazzbeau – Jim Parrett
2014 Twin Island: Streaker – Ron Anderson / La Mer – Randy Grenier
Decker: Hazardous Waste – Chuck Cihak / La Mer – Randy Grenier
2015 Twin Island: Escapade – Nick Sands / French Kiss – Dave Borton
Decker: Escapade – Nick Sands / French Kiss – Dave Borton
2016 Twin Island: Ohana – Marika Edler / Streaker – Ron Anderson
Decker: Streaker – Ron Anderson / Andiamo – John Squire
2017 Twin Island: Streaker – Ron Anderson / Andiamo – John Squire
Decker: Nimbus – Neil Gibbs / Andiamo – John Squire

 

Women Skippers Regatta

Originally called the Lady Skipper’s Trophy, it was presented by the SYC Auxiliary in 1980.

Women Skippers Regatta (1980)

1978 Ruth Easom – Champagne
1979 Sue Rowley – Awesome Possum
1980 Sue Rowley – Awesome Possum
1981 Robin Toschi-Jones – Kim
1982 Jane Kinney – Thistledown
1983 Julia Cagwin – Galante
1985 Gail Gilboy – Hot Sheet
1986 Terry Adler – Vendetta
1987 Shirley Bates – Inshallah
1988 Gayle Permar – Camille
1989 Gayle Permar – Camille / Kathie Forte – Desperado
1990 Lisa Gallup – Delos / Gayle Permar – Camille
1991 Laura Imus – Ukiyo / Gayle Permar – Camille
1992 Sandra Bushmaker – Fast Lucy
1993 Peggy Plumley – Jose Cuervo
1994 Ray Kuhn – Lone Ranger
1995 Sandra Bushmaker – Suncatcher
1996 Lauren Plumley – Umpqua
1997 Stephanie Magruder – Jose Cuervo / Shirley Bates – Inshallah
1999 Sandra Bushmaker – Suncatcher
2000 Stephanie Magruder – Jose Cuervo
2002 Alyce Desrosiers – Ahava
2003 Shirley Bates – Inshallah
2004 Julie Moore – Vitrum
2005 Julie Moore – Vitrum
2006 Stephanie Magruder – Jose Cuervo
2007 Ray Kuhn – Roxanne
2008 Stephanie Magruder – Jose Cuervo / Leah Pepe – Elaine
2009 Barbara Kavanagh – Gammon
2010 Barbara Kavanagh – Gammon
2011 Marika Edler – Ohana / Barbara Kavanagh – Gammon
2012 Leah Pepe – Nancy
2014 Marika Edler – Ohana
2015 Marika Edler – Ohana / Sally Clapper – Just Em
2016 Sally Clapper – Just Em
2017 Stephanie Magruder – Streaker / Sarah Borton – French Kiss / Sally Clapper – Just Em

All Women Crew Perpetual Trophy

2006 Kris Olszewski – Alpha Puppy
2007 Barbara McVeigh – Hayaway / Cynthia Mantel – Fire Drill
2008 Gail Ward – Rubaiyat
2009 Roxanne Fairbairn – Roxanne
2010 Marika Edler – Ohaha
2011 Shannon Kaiser – Donkey Jenny
2012 Shirley Bates – Inshallah
2014 Deborah Fehr – Meliki
2015 Ava Richard – Carodon
2016 Carlianne Johnson – Kyntanna
2017 Carlianne Johnson – Kyntanna / Ava Glasgow – Carodon

 

Rear Commodore’s Race to Vallejo

Rear Commodore’s Trophy (The Mora Trophy)

Presented by then Rear Commodore Frank Z. Mora in 1979. The Rear Commodore’s Trophy is awarded to the winner of a special “race-cruise regatta”, usually held during the July 4th weekend.

1979 Toujours – J.M. French
1980 Andiamo – Thomas E. Harney III
1981 Kim – Ron Toschi
1982 Summertime Dream – Rob Moore
1983 Paramour – Noel Wilson
1984 Footloose – Scott Foote
1985 Impossible – Gary Kneeland
1986 Impossible – Gary Kneeland
1987 Impossible – Gary Kneeland
1988 Horizon – Jim Enzensperger
1990 Horizon – Jim Enzensperger
1991 Margo – George Adams
1992 Spring Tide – Jim Constans
1993 Horizon – Jim Enzensperger
1994 Horizon – Jim Enzensperger / Marry Ann – Fred Haines
1995 French Kiss – Dave Borton / Thistledown – George Kinney
1997 Horizon – Jim Enzensperger / Kalimera – Jack Peabody
1998 Horizon – Jim Enzensperger / Starboard Attitude – Chas. Mellor
1999 Horizon – Jim Enzensperger
2000 Quicksilver – Carl Robinette
(all the above are engraved on the trophy)
2001  
2002  
2003  
2004  
2005  
2006  
2007  
2008 Bloom County – Anthony Basso / Margo – George Adams
2009  
2010 Roadrunner – Greg Demetrulias / La Mer – Randy Grenier
2011 Jazzbeau – Jim Parrett / La Mer – Randy Grenier
2012 Nomad – Ross Blanchard / French Kiss – Dave Borton
2013 Truant – Laurie Bolard / French Kiss – Dave Borton Rear Commodore: Dave Borton
2014 Jazzbeau – Rich Vasquez / La Mer – Randy Grenier Rear Commodore: Bill Aubrey
2015 Escapade – Nick Sands / La Mer – Randy Grenier Rear Commodore: Larry Moraes
2016 Jazzbeau – Rich Vasquez / La Mer – Randy Grenier Rear Commodore: Jock Rystrom
2017 Escapade – Nick Sands / La Mer – Randy Grenier Rear Commodore: Chuck Cihak

 

 

Tuesday Night Sunset Series

Spring

  Spinnaker A Non-Spinnaker C Non-Spinnaker D
2017  Streaker

Ron Anderson

Mamaluc

Scott Lamson

 La Mer

Randy Grenier

2016 Mamaluc

Scott Lamson

Courageous

Gary Panariello

Tackful

Frank Lawler

  Spinnaker Non-Spinnaker J-105
2015 Gammon

Jeff Hutter

Jarlen

Robert Bloom

Hazardous Waste

Chuck Cihak

2014      
2013      
 2012      
 2011  Gammon

Jeff Hutter

Grey Ghost

Doug Grant

Geronimo

Michael Campbell

 

Summer

  Spinnaker A Spinnaker C Non Spinnaker
2017 Courageous

Gary Panariello

Jarlen

Robert Bloom

 Kookaburra

Martin Koffel

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      
2012      
2011 Kuai

Daniel Thielman

J-Hawk

Dale Flaming

 
       

Combined Sunset Race Awards

Blum Trophy 

Presented in l98l in memory of SYC member, Ben Blum, The Blum Trophy is awarded to the winner of Division A, combined Sunset Series.

 

 

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Gear Trophy Presented in 1984 by SYC Senior Member, Miggs Gear. The Gear Trophy is awarded to the winner of Division B, combined Sunset Series.

 

 

Oliver Trophy

Presented in 1986 by Rear Commodore Gilbert Oliver and Bonnie Oliver. The Oliver Trophy is awarded to the winner of Division C, combined Sunset Series.

 

  Blum Trophy

Spinnaker A

Gear Trophy

Spinnaker C

Oliver Trophy

Non-Spinnaker D

2017 Courageous

Gary Panariello

Mamaluc

Scott Lamson

Serendipity

Philip Hyndman

 2016      
2015      
2014      
2013 Streaker

Ron Anderson

Nancy

Pat Broderick

Jarlen

Robert Bloom

2012 Gammon

Jeff Hutter

J Hawk

Dale Flaming

Tackful

Frank Lawler/Kathy Stierhoff

 2011 Gammon

Jeff Hutter

J-Hawk

Dale Flaming

Spindrifter

Eric Sklar

2010 Streaker

Ron Anderson

J-Hawk

Dale Flaming

Tackful

Cathy Stierhoff

Lischeske Trophy

  Spinnaker Non-Spinnaker
2017  Courageous

Gary Panariello

Mamaluc

Scott Lamson

2016 Hazardous Waste

Chuck Cihak

Abba Zabba

Greg Arkus

2015 Hazardous Waste

Chuck Cihak

Cattitude

Deana Maggard

2014 Streaker

Ron  Anderson

 Div D: Jarlen Robert Bloom

Div E: Tackful Frank Lawler

2013 Overall: Tackful – Frank Lawler
2012 Race abandoned
2011  Nancy

Pat Broderick

2010 J-Hawk

Dale Flaming

 Peggy Plumley Trophy for Distinguished Service to Youth Sailing

2010 Rob Duboc

Shirley Bates Trophy for contributions to Bay Area Sailing

2010 Sam Hock

 

Enzensperger Trophy

Presented in 1981 by founding members, Jim Enzensperger and family. The Enzensperger award is for distinguished service to the SYC.

75th Anniversary John Williams Youth Perpetual Trophy

This trophy was given to the club by Staff Commodore John Williams in 2017 on the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Sausalito Yacht Club. It will be awarded to the winning youth (under 18 years of age on the day of the race) in each division of the Twin Island Series with the best series record of scored races.

Deed of Gift

  Spinnaker Division Non-Spinnaker Division
2017 Tie:

Nimbus Tommy Finnegan, Kali Gibbs

Nancy Ben O’Neill, Elljay Broderick, Julian LeVash

La Mer

Sophie Salvadori-Roam

Description of SYC Trophies and Awards