Alonzo de Jessop Memorial Award
The San Diego Association of Yacht Clubs shall annually award citations, to be known as the Alonzo de Jessop Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to Yachting, to reciepients including, but not limited to, individuals, business firms, fraternal organizations, boating groups, and governmental bodies which shall be deemed to have performed services to yachting beyond the recipients’ normal obligations.
The award may be presented to more than one recipient each year, but no more than six recipients shall be named for any calendar year. The association also may vote not to present the award at their discretion.
The recipient shall receive a certificate or plaque. There shall be no perpetual trophy established for this award.
Presentation of the award shall be made by the Commodore, SDAYC, at the Association’s annual Staff Commodore’s Dinner in December of each year.
To select recipients, the Commodore, SDAYC, shall appoint no later than the September meeting each year a committee of not less than three or more than five members, all of whom shall be Flag Officers of their respective clubs.
This committee shall present to SDAYC at the October meeting a list of candidates for the award and a summary of the committee’s reasons for submitting the name of each candidate.
The nominating committee shall also supply, at the November meeting, ballots with the names of it’s candidates and the final selection of the recipients shall be on the basis of written, secret ballots by the voting delegates to SDAYC present at the November meeting. Only candidates receiving a two-thirds majority vote of the delegates present shall receive the award. A quorum of delegates being present.
The Commodore, SDAYC, shall arrange the proper time and place at which to announce the winners.
It is the intent of this award to honor individuals and organizations who may contribute services to yachting equivalent to those considered for the association’s “Yachtsman of the Year Award and Yachtswoman of the Year Award,” but who may fall outside the purpose and limitations of the citations for the two awards.
Candidates who have performed their services to yachting over a sustained period shall be considered more logical recipients; however, it is recognized that there may be exceptions.
The services being recognized need not be accomplished in the year of the award.
The committee may consider service rendered to local, regional, national and international yachting. Recipients are not restricted to San Diego County residents.
This should be considered a prestigious award, and care be taken to preserve the integrity, prestige, and significance of the honor being tendered.
Note: Traditionally the name(s) of the awardee(s) is withheld until presentation at the December meeting, if possible.
Amended - February 3, 2010
|1965||John Bate||1991||Jack Petrick|
|1966||Harry Monahan||1992||Bruce Gordon|
|1967||Paul Kettenburg||1993||Dr. Dick Disraeli|
Capt. Bill Fargo & the
San Diego Naval Sailing Club
The Tall Ships Society of San Diego
|1969||The Union Tribune Publishing Company||1995||
|1970||Joe Hill & Bob Martinet||1996||
|1971||Joseph E. Jessop, Sr.||1997||Bill Dysart|
The Start of India Auxiliary
|1975||Jerry Donovan||2001||Jeanne Irwin|
|1977||Donald F. Krebs, Sr.||2003||
|1978||Pete Jung||2004||Not Awarded|
|1979||Not Awarded||2005||Nick Caldwell|
Robert H. Lenson
W.C. "Doc" Nichols
Ralph & Judy Longfellow
|1984||Clarence "Bee" Kempf||2010||
|1985||Sail America Foundation||2011||
Don J. Johnson
Doug & Connie Paine
Cortez Racing Assn
|1987||H. "Pete" Jefferson||2013||
Dr. Burton Jay
Charles "Chuck" Darragh
|1989||Don Thoza||2015||Dr. Raymond Ashley
William E. Dysart
Linda Lee Loftis