Yachtsman of the Year Annual Award
The San Diego Association of Yacht Clubs hereby decrees this Deed of Gift, represented by a yearly trophy to the "Yachtsman of the Year" selected by the following requisites:
1. The "Yachtsman of the Year" will be selected for his outstanding achievements and contributions to the sport of yachting.
2. The "Yachtsman of the Year" will be nominated by a majority of a Board consisting of three yachts persons who represent two (2) or more yacht clubs, two (2) of whom will be Staff Commodores of SDAYC and one (1) who is a Board member delegate of a member club. If only one (1) Staff Commodore is available, there shall be two (2) Board member delegates of a member club. If there is no Staff Commodore available, there shall be three (3) Board member delegates of a member club. The above Board shall be appointed at the September meeting.
3. The nominations for this award shall be announced at the November meeting each year.
4. Voting on nominees shall take place at the December meeting each year.
5. Presentation of the award shall be made at the Opening Day of the Yacht Club to which the "Yachtsman of the Year" belongs.
6. The award shall consist of an inscribed plaque or trophy.
This Deed of Gift shall be kept in the Secretary's record of the SDAYC at all times.
Note: From the SDAYC mnutes of meeting - January 7, 1960
|1959||Alonzo de Jessop||1989||Larry Klein|
|1960||Lowell North||1990||Brian Ledbetter|
|1961||Wills Short||1991||Paul Pettit|
|1962||Al Frost, Jr.||1992||Brian Ledbetter, Mark Reynolds, William Koch|
|1963||Carl Eichenlaub||1993||Ken Gust|
|1964||Lowell North||1994||Paul Pettit|
|1965||John O'Connel||1995||Jon Rogers|
|1966||Jerry Driscoll||1996||Not Awarded|
|1967||Earl Elms||1997||George Szabo III|
|1968||Lowell North||1998||Robbie Haines|
|1969||Earl Elms||1999||Vince Brun|
|1970||John Scripps||2000||Mark Reynolds|
|1971||Dennis Conner||2001||Dick Devlin|
|1972||Tom Tobin||2002||Chris Winnard|
|1973||Rob Batcher||2003||Jon Rogers|
|1974||Jerry Driscoll||2004||Tim Wadlow|
|1975||Dennis Conner||2005||Doug Hart|
|1976||Eddie Trevelyan||2006||George Szabo|
|1977||Dennis Conner||2007||Andrew Campbell|
|1978||Carl Eichenlaub, Dennis Conner, Doug Peterson||2008||Ian Trotter|
|1979||Robbie Haines||2009||Geoff Longenecker|
|1980||Dennis Conner||2010||Garry Adalian|
|1981||Rod Davs||2011||William Hardesty|
|1982||John Driscoll||2012||Graham Biehl|
|1983||Dennis Conner||2013||Caleb Paine|
|1984||Robbie Haines, Rod Davis, Eddie Trevelyan||2014||Scott Sinks|
|1985||Burton Benjamin||2015||Garry Adalian|
|1986||Vince Burn, Hugo Shriner||2016||Caleb Paine|