Published on Sunday, 9th February 2020 - 12:45PM02/09/2020
US Sailing Honors Association Awards Night
On Thursday February 6th the US Sailing Awards Night Celebration took place on the USS Midway in San Diego. The US Sailing Honors Association award winners were chosen based on their contributions to sailing in the United States. Community sailing and national one design awards were also given to outstanding members of sailing communities for their contributions in facilitating and spreading sailing on a local level. The honorees were celebrated as a part of the 2020 Sailing Leadership Forum.
US Sailing Association Award winners:
Dave Perry (Southport, CT) received the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy for his extraordinary contributions to the sport of sailing.
Kevin Broome (Rye, NY) received the Timothea Larr Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of sailor education in the United States.
Dick Rose (Seattle, WA) was awarded the Harman Hawkins Trophy for contributions to race administration.
Ida Lewis Yacht Club (Newport, RI) received the St. Petersburg Yacht Club Trophy for their excellent planning and execution of the International 12 Metre Association 2019 World Championships.
Spencer Raggio (Malta, NY) received the Gay S. Lynn Memorial Trophy for outstanding contributions to sailors with disabilities and to adaptive sailing.
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) received the Robie Pierce Award for outstanding adaptive programming.
Mary Von Conta (Southport, CT) received the Virginia Long Sail Training Service & Support Award.
505 World Championship winners Mike Martin and Adam Lowery (both from Mill Valley CA) were announced as the Yachtsmen of the year.
Kite-boarding phenom Daniella Moroz was also named as the Yachtswoman of the year.
Community Sailing and National One-Design Award winners:
Alicia Martorella Poole (Bronx, NY) received the Jim Kilroy Award for Outstanding Outreach and Inclusion.
Max Maller (San Diego, CA) received the Award for Excellence in Instruction.
Holly Church (Milwaukee, WI) was named Outstanding Organizational Leader.
Joe Cannon (Chicago, IL.) was named Volunteer of the Year for his ongoing dedication as a volunteer at the Columbia Sailing School.
Sail Chicago (Chicago, IL) received the award for More than Ten Years of Hallmark Performance for their continued commitment to community sailing.
Alexe Taylor (New York, NY) received the award for Outstanding Program Director.
Mission Bay Aquatic Center (San Diego, CA) received the award for Creative Innovations in Programming.
Lakewood Yacht Club (Seabrook, TX) received the National One-Design Club Award recognizing administrative excellence, fleet growth, creative programming, regatta support, and member contributions.
Ronnie Ashmore (Anderson, SC) received the National One-Design Service Award for his contributions to the Buccaneer 18 class.
Fred Roy (Newport, RI) received the National One-Design Leadership Award for his service and contributions to the Herreshoff S Class.
Michael “Spike” Lobdell (Stonington, CT) was awarded the Martin A. Luray Award for his outstanding and unselfish contributions to further public access to sailing.
Meredith Brody (Fort Pierce, FL) received the Dick Allsopp CREW Award from US Sailing.