Awards Presented at the JSA LIS 2016 Annual Meeting

The JSA of LIS held its 2016 Annual General Membership Meeting at Larchmont Yacht Club on October 19. A major item on the agenda was the awarding of trophies for season performance based on high point scores at specified qualifier events, which were the Eastern or Western District Regattas, Larchmont Junior Race Week and JSA Race Week (for Club 420 and Laser) or the Invitational Regatta (for Pixel).

The awardees and their high point percentage of perfection are:

  • Clinton M. Bell Trophy for high point score in junior open events (Club 420 or Laser) and Thomas W. Fowler, Jr. Trophy for high point score in junior doublehanded open events: Club 420 – Max Anker (skipper) & Christopher Lukens (crew) Riverside YC 99.548%.
  • Christopher Goodyear Neff Trophy for junior open events runner-up in Club 420 or Laser, and Junior Singlehanded High Point Trophy: Laser Standard – Burke Anvari Cedar Point YC 97.710%
  • Junior Singlehanded Open Events Runner-Up: Radial – John Eastman Seawanhaka CYC 95.943%
  • Junior Doublehanded Open Events Runner-up: Club 420 – Charlotte Costikyan (skipper) and Isabel Infurna (crew) Noroton YC 96.154%
  • Timothy Sinclair Memorial Trophy for high point score in Pixel open events: Jaume Pujadas (skipper) & Josep Pujadas (crew) Larchmont YC 95.181 %
  • Pixel Open Events Runner-up: Amelia Jessop (skipper) & Clara Kruijtzer (crew) AYC 94.217%

Also presented were special discretionary awards that celebrate people who are strong role models among the junior sailors at JSA member junior sailing programs:

  • Mitchell S. Weeks Memorial Trophy is awarded to junior sailors who are respected for exceptional sportsmanship in the Club 420, Laser and Laser Radial classes. These sailors always use good clean racing and skill, no matter if its win, lose or draw, and you’re left thinking they are good people to race against. Three sailors shared this prize: Nathaniel Winters, Club 420 Skipper – Shelter Island YC; Daniel Reich, Club 420 Crew – Shelter Island YC; and Carina Becker, Laser Radial – American YC.
  • Brooke E. Gonzalez Memorial Trophy is awarded to a junior woman who demonstrates sportsmanship, exceptional ethical behavior and dedication to the sport of sailing, with outstanding achievement in sailing competition: Michelle Lahrkamp – American YC.

The awards for certain junior big boat sailing events held in August were also presented:

  • Warren G. Dellenbaugh Junior Navigation Trophy for highest score in the advanced navigation contest: Christian Myers Cedar Point YC.
  • Junior Navigation Contest Runner-Ups: Richard O’Leary American YC and Elizabeth Crocker Larchmont YC.
  • Marlinspike Seamanship Contest Trophy: Corey Sabia Norwalk YC
  • Dorade Trophy Regatta presented by Stamford YC
    PHRF Division
    1st and Overall – Synchronicity, Noroton YC
    2nd – Morning Glory, Larchmont YC
    3rd – Borderline, Stamford YC
    J/105 One Design Division
    1st – Skipperdee, American YC
    2nd – Young American, American YC
  • Everett B. Morris Memorial Trophy for the Beach Point Yacht Club Overnight Race
    Class B
    1st and Overall – Mistral, Pequot YC
    2nd – Inevitable, WaterFront Center
    Class A
    1st – Morning Glory, Larchmont YC (with best-written log by Elizabeth Crocker)
    2nd – High Noon, American YC
    3rd – Tenebrae, Larchmont YC