Make Your Nomination for the JSA of LIS 2015 Special Awards

Annually the JSA awards several special trophies that celebrate people who are strong role models among the sailors and instructors at JSA member junior sailing programs.

The JSA special awards  are the Brooke Gonzalez, Susie Trotman and Mitchell Weeks trophies.

Please submit your club’s nominations for the 2015 season by Saturday April 2, 2016, using the online survey links below.

Here are some nominating tips for the JSA special awards:

– Ask yourself, “Who stands out in my mind from 2015 in these categories?”
      Sportsmanlike sailing (Weeks ), or
      Outstanding sailing instruction (Trotman), or
      Young woman dedicated to the sport of sailing, with outstanding sailing achievements (Gonzalez)
              Does a name quickly pop up? Jot it down!
              Think again for another deserving sailor in a different category.
– You may review your club’s junior program awards list from 2015 for possible nominees. If you’re new in your program position, your predecessor from last year may recall a good candidate.
– Keep in mind your nominee’s behavior over the entire season, not just a single regatta or situation. Please include specific examples of behavior showing how your nominee meets the criteria for each special award.
– Fill out the online survey forms for the award nominations. You may type your comments offline, if you prefer, then copy/paste to the survey.

Nominations may come from sailors, parents and club junior program instructors/leaders.


Drew Gallagher accepts the 2014 Susie Trotman Award

Drew Gallagher accepts the 2014 Susie Trotman Trophy from Tricia Leicht and Dave Waldo

This trophy is awarded to the instructor or coach who has consistently provided outstanding sailing instruction and training. Use this online link for your nomination.



This trophy is awarded to a young woman who demonstrates sportsmanship, exceptional ethical behavior and dedication to the sport of sailing, and outstanding achievement in sailing competition. Use this online link for your nomination.



Sam Paert accepts the 2014 Mitchell Award

Sam Papert accepts the 2014 Mitchell Weeks Award

This trophy is awarded to the JSA 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 it’s win, lose or draw, and you’re left thinking they are good people to race against. Use this online link for your nomination.