John Paul Jones Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
Awarded to the midshipman of the graduating class who has done the most for Intercollegiate Sailing at the Naval Academy. Qualities of leadership, character, spirit, sportsmanship, sailing skills, and effort are determining factors.
History: This trophy was presented to the Naval Academy by Mr. Carleton Mitchell, former Rear Commodore of the Cruising Club of America, and by Mr. Decoursey Fales, former Commodore of the New York Yacht Club. The trophy is awarded annually to the midshipman of the graduating class on the Intercollegiate team and is the team's highest honor.
Winners of the John Paul Jones Trophy
Year Recipient Year Recipient 1952 J. William Sherar 1987 Edward Eckert 1953 Robert A. Schaller 1988 Alexander Cutler 1954 Ferdinand I. Collins, Jr. 1989 Per J. Lovfald 1955 George T. Atkins, Jr. 1990 Keith B. Davis 1956 Nicholas Brown 1991 Tim Wachendorfer 1957 James P. Googe, Jr. 1992 Susan Minton 1958 Gene H. Porter 1993 Brad Rodi 1959 John J. King 1994 David G. Fagen 1960 Frederick B. Johnson 1995 Ryan Cox 1961 Alfred A. Maybach, Jr. 1996 R.D. Burley 1962 Edwards S. Little 1997 Erica Museler 1963 Julian M. Wright, Jr. 1998 William Stout 1964 Henry H. Clark 1999 Eugene Schmitt 1965 Mark S. Davis 2000 Wade Tornyos 1966 Robert L. Hamilton 2001 L. Parker Garrett 1967 Frederick Cazenave, Jr. 2002 Travis Weber 1968 Joseph M. Solymossy 2003 Emily B. duPont 1969 Royal D. Joslin 2004 Alexa Bestoso 1970 Daniel H. Rugg 2005 Stephen Gay 1971 James J. Sheppard 2006 John Applebaum 1972 Colin C. Huddleston 2007 Gary Grimes 1973 Patrick E. Young 2008 Charlotte Hill 1974 Christopher MacMurray 2009 Andrew Vann 1975 William S. Wolff 2010 Martin Sterling 1976 Douglas W. Hart 2011 Rober Vann 1977 Peter Hyers 2012 Jason Carminati 1978 Paul K. Lynch 2013 Taylor Vann 1979 Douglas W. Keiler 2014 Michael Grove 1980 Gerard T. Coleman 2015 Mary Hall 1981 Gerald N. Madigan 2016 Michael Popp 1982 John J. Doherty 2017 Patrick Snow 1983 Dixon R. Smith 2018 Gary Prieto 1984 Cheryl Lee Karr 1985 Richard Merriman 1986 George H. Slook
Albert (Rusty) Cavileer Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
Won annually by the midshipman who contributed the most to varsity double handed sailing during the year through leadership, sailing skills, and dedication to the team.
History: Mr. Albert C. Cavileer, a chartered member of the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron from 1947 to 1962, served as a sailing coach and advisor to the midshipmen on the yawls and ocean racers. The midshipmen and members of NASS presented this bowl in honor of their friend for his devotion to the midshipman sailing program.
Winners of Albert (Rusty) Cavileer Trophy
Year Recipient Year Recipient 1963 Midn 2/c M.S. Davis 1993 Midn 1/c Brad Rodi 1964 Midn 1/c M. S. Davis 1994 Midn 2/c Ryan Cox 1965 Midn 2/c R.L. Hamilton 1995 Midn 2/c R.D. Burley 1966 Midn 1/c R.L. Hamilton 1996 Midn 2/c Walter Allman 1967 Midn 1/c A.H. Higgs 1997 Midn 2/c William Stout 1968 Midn 1/c R.H. Stoll 1998 Midn 1/c Dean Balcirak III 1969 Midn 1/c D.R. Frieden 1999 Midn 1/c Wade Tornyos 1970 Midn 1/c R.L. McKay 2000 Midn 1/c Grant Garcia 1971 Midn 1/c G.A. Harvey 2001 Midn 2/c Travis Weber 1972 Midn 2/c C.C. MacMurray 2002 Midn 2/c Tory Treaccer 1973 Midn 1/c R.S. Brown 2003 Midn 1/c Richard Lang 1974 Midn 2/c C.A. Chenault 2004 Midn 1/c Robert Anderson 1976 Midn 1/c D.W. Hart 2005 Midn 2/c John Keith 1977 Midn 1/c P. Labossiere 2006 Midn 2/c Gary Grimes 1978 Midn 1/c Timothy McGee 2007 Midn 1/c Gary Grimes 1979 Midn 2/c Milton T. Craig 2008 Midn 1/c Andrew Vann 1980 Midn 1/c Milton T. Craig 2009 Midn 3/c Robert Vann 1981 Midn 2/c Mark E. Converse 2010 Midn 2/c Robert Vann 1982 Midn 1/c Mark E. Converse 2011 Midn 1/c Clark Hayes 1983 Midn 2/c Harold Gilreath 2012 Midn 3/c Michael Grove 1984 Midn 2/c Richard Merriman 2013 Midn 2/c Michael Grove 1985 Midn 1/c Althea Coetzee 2014 Midn 2/c Mary Hall 1986 Midn 2/c Robert E. Hallawell 2015 Midn 2/c Michael Popp 1987 Midn 1/c Robert E. Hallawell 2016 Midn 2/c Patrick Snow 1988 Midn 1/c Julienne Almonte 2017 Midn 2/c Patrick Snow 1989 Midn 2/c Keith B. Davis 2018 Midn 1/c Peter Hogan 1990 Midn 1/c Keith B. Davis 1991 Midn 3/c Brad Rodi 1992 Midn 2/c Brad Rodi
Julia Babineau Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
Presented to the midshipman who has contributed the most to the intercollegiate team as a crew member through leadership, sailing skills, and dedication to the team.
History: This trophy is dedicated in memory of Coast Guard Cadet Julia Babineau, who was an exchange student to the Naval Academy in 1980. Julia sailed for the Naval Academy and became a valued and special member of the dinghy team as a varsity crew. The following spring, she was tragically killed in a sailing accident at the Coast Guard Academy.
Winners of the Julia Babineau Trophy
Year Recipient 1989 Midn 1/c Sally Chamberlain 1990 Midn 2/c Shane Baldino 1991 Midn 1/c Jeri Lea Smalley 1992 Midn 1/c Reid McLaughlin 1993 Midn 1/c Paul Kenney 1994 Midn 1/c Heather Keane 1995 Midn 1/c Blanca Funes 1996 Midn 2/c Erica Museler 1997 Midn 1/c Jessica Danluck 1998 Midn 1/c Susan Olivier 1999 Midn 1/c Maria V. Alsina 2000 Midn 2/c Maura McGovern 2001 Midn 2/c Emily Spencer 2002 Midn 2/c Sarah Atwater 2003 Midn 2/c Robert Anderson 2004 Midn 2/c Monica Meese 2005 Midn 2/c John Applebaum 2006 Midn 2/c Andrea White 2007 Midn 2/c Maggre Reynolds 2008 Midn 1/c Kristen Sproat 2009 Midn 2/c Christina Chance 2010 Midn 1/c Christina Chance 2011 Midn 2/c Saverio Maldari 2012 Midn 1/c Saverio Maldari 2013 Midn 2/c Glenn McKenna 2014 Midn 1/c Layne Morrison 2015 Midn 2/c Alex Asuncion 2016 Midn 1/c Megan Hough 2017 Midn 1/c Molly Robertson 2018 Midn 1/c Ana Mier
Class of 1916 Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
This award honors the outstanding single handed sailor on the intercollegiate sailing team.
History: The Class of 1916 Trophy was presented to the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron by the late Harris K. Lyle in 1976. It honors six fellow students from the Class of 1916 lost in enemy action. Those remembered with this trophy include RADM Henry M. Mullinix, RADM Charles P. Cecil, CAPT Casain Young, CAPT Frank Marston, CAPT Edward C. Fuller, USMC, and LTJG Stanton F. Kalk.
Winners of the Class of 1916 Trophy
Year Recipient Year Recipient 1977 Midn 3/c Paul Van Cleve 2000 Midn 3/c Travis Weber 1978 Midn 2/c Paul Van Cleve 2001 Midn 4/c Justin B. Smith 1979 Midn 1/c Paul Van Cleve 2002 Midn 4/c Spencer Weber 1980 Midn 2/c Robert K. Anoll 2003 Midn 3/c Spencer Weber 1981 Midn 1/c Robert K. Anoll 2004 Midn 1/c Alexa Bestoso 1982 Midn 4/c Richard Merriman 2005 Midn 3/c Chuck Fulmer 1983 Midn 3/c Brian Ledbetter 2006 Midn 3/c Charlotte Hill 1984 Midn 2/c Brian Ledbetter 2007 Midn 3/c William Fletcher 1985 Midn 1/c Brian Ledbetter 2008 Midn 3/c Martin Sterling 1986 Midn 3/c Alexander Cutler 2009 Midn 3/c Alejandro Ravelo 1987 Midn 2/c Alexander Cutler 2010 Midn 1/c Martin Sterling 1988 Midn 1/c Alexander Cutler 2011 Midn 1/c Alejandro Ravelo 1989 Midn 1/c Charles Pucciaariello 2012 Midn 3/c Marissa Lihan 1990 Midn 1/c Keith B. Davids 2013 Midn 2/c Marissa Lihan 1991 Midn 1/c Tim Wachendorfer 2014 Midn 1/c Marissa Lihan 1992 Midn 2/c Brad Rodi 2015 Midn 1/c Phil Youngberg 1993 Midn 2/c Eric Naranjo 2016 Midn 3/c Gary Prieto 1994 Midn 1/c Eric Naranjo 2017 Midn 2/c Gary Prieto 1995 Midn 1/c Manning Montagnet 2018 Midn 1/c Gary Prieto 1996 Midn 1/c Robert Robinson 1997 Midn 4/c Dalton Bergan 1998 Midn 2/c Eugene Schmitt 1999 Midn 1/c Eugene Schmitt
Cornelius Shields Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
Won annually by the midshipman of the intercollegiate team who contributed the most to Varsity sloop sailing through leadership, dedication to the team, and sailing skills.
History: Established by NASS in honor of Mr. Cornelius Shields, Sr., this trophy recognizes his support of the Naval Academy Sailing program. Mr. Shields donated five Shields sloops to the Academy and served a number of years on the Fales Committee as an advisor. It also honors his long and exciting career as a yachtsman. He has the rare distinction of twice winning the Seawanhaka Cup, was the first winner of the Mallory Trophy and skippered Columbia during the final part of its successful 1958 campaign for the America's Cup.
Winners of the Cornelius Shields Trophy
Year Recipient Year Recipient 1976 Midn 1/c Stephen Stroebel 1999 Midn 1/c Briton Bischoff 1977 Midn 1/c Garland Wright 2000 Midn 1/c Wade A. Tornyos 1978 Midn 3/c Gerard T. Coleman 2001 Midn 1/c L. Parker Garrett 1979 Midn 2/c Gerard T. Coleman 2002 Midn 1/c Travis Weber 1980 Midn 2/c Gerald N. Madigan 2003 Midn 3/c Spencer Weber 1981 Midn 2/c T.H. Mortonson 2004 Midn 1/c Justin Smith 1982 Midn 1/c Steven R. Lowery 2005 Midn 2/c John Keith 1983 Midn 2/c Robert B. Brown 2006 Midn 3/c Kevin McGill 1984 Midn 1/c Hal Gilreath 2007 Midn 2/c Ian Gill 1985 Midn 1/c Scott F. Harrison 2008 Midn 1/c Rob Ramirez 1986 Midn 2/c Edward A. Eckert 2009 Midn 3/c James Allsop 1987 Midn 1/c Robert E. Hallawell 2010 Midn 3/c Jason Carminati 1988 Midn 1/c Alexander Cutler 2011 Midn 1/c Robert Vann 1989 Midn 2/c Keith B. Davids 2012 Midn 1/c Jason Carminati 1990 Midn 1/c James White III 2013 Midn 1/c Taylor Vann 1991 Midn 3/c Brad Rodi 2014 Midn 4/c Michael Madigan 1992 Midn 1/c Willie Graves 2015 Midn 3/c Michael Madigan 1993 Midn 3/c Brad Rodi 2016 Midn 2/c Michael Madigan 1994 Midn 1/c Greg Hryniewicz 2017 Midn 1/c Michael Madigan 1995 Midn 1/c Ryan Cox 2018 Midn 1/c James Madigan 1996 Midn 1/c R.D. Burley 1997 Midn 1/c Walter Allman 1998 Midn 1/c Dean Balcirak III
Fair American - Midshipmen Trophies
Awarded to the outstanding female sailor on the intercollegiate sailing team. In selecting the winner, the qualities of leadership, character, spirit, sportsmanship, sailing skills, and individual effort are the determining factors.
History: The Fair American Trophy was presented to the Naval Academy by the late Harris K. Lyle. Mr. Lyle was a friend and great supporter of the midshipman sailing program.
Winners of the Fair American Trophy
Year Recipient Year Recipient 1980 Midn 1/c Kathryn Karlson 2001 Midn 2/c Emily duPont 1981 Midn 1/c Mary A. Brigden 2002 Midn 1/c Emily Spencer 1982 Midn 1/c Deborah M. Dunbar 2003 Midn 1/c Sarah Atwater 1983 Midn 1/c Pamela A. Corwin 2004 Midn 1/c Alexa Bestoso 1984 Midn 2/c Margaret Menzies 2005 Midn 4/c Charlotte Hill 1985 Midn 1/c Margaret Menzies 2006 Midn 3/c Charlotte Hill 1986 Midn 2/c Susan L. Mitchell 2007 Midn 3/c Trisha Kutkieicz 1987 Midn 2/c Gretchen Stage 2008 Midn 1/c Kristen Sproat 1988 Midn 1/c Gretchen Stage 2009 Midn 1/c Trisha Kutkieicz 1989 Midn 3/c Cynthia Williams 2010 Midn 1/c Tina Pryne 1990 Midn 3/c Susan Minton 2011 Midn 4/c Marissa Lihan 1991 Midn 2/c Susan Minton 2012 Midn 4/c Mary Hall 1992 Midn 1/c Susan Minton 2013 Midn 3/c Mary Hall 1993 Midn 1/c Angela Luzier 2014 Midn 1/c Marissa Lihan 1994 Midn 3/c Jenny Greenough 2015 Midn 1/c Mary Hall 1995 Midn 1/c Nancy Delavan 2016 Midn 2/c Hannah Hughes 1996 Midn 2/c Mallory Mestayer 2017 Midn 1/c Hannah Hughes 1997 Midn 2/c Julia Younger 2018 Midn 3/c Jessica McJones 1998 Midn 1/c Julia Younger 1999 Midn 1/c Frances Clemens 2000 Midn 1/c Melissa Carter
Mrs. Campbell Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
Each year, the intercollegiate sailing team holds the Mrs. Campbell intrasquad regatta. The trophy is presented to the winning crew of this event
History: The Mrs. Campbell Regatta was initiated by the midshipmen of the intercollegiate sailing team to honor Mrs. Ann Campbell, a devoted and loyal friend of the Navy Sailing Team. She has also spent a lifetime in support of intercollegiate sailing. The trophy was designed and made by the members of the dinghy team and is presented annually by Mrs. Campbell.
Winners of the Mrs. Campbell Trophy
Season Recipient Season Recipient Spring 1974 D. Hart & J. Mark Fall 1993 D. Fagen & M. Jackson Fall 1974 P. Hyers & T. Nelson Fall 1994 R.D. Burley & J. Danluck Spring 1975 R. Balaconis & C. Anderson Fall 1995 D. Balcirak & J. Younger Fall 1975 P. Hyers & M. McVay Spring 1997 W. Allman & G. Garcia Spring 1976 M. Miller & P. Gallatti Spring 1998 D. Meade & K. Wong Fall 1976 P. Labossiere & J. Craig Spring 1999 B. Bischoff & C. Phillips Spring 1977 T. McGee & B. Morris Spring 2000 W. Tornyos & M. Carter Fall 1977 P. Hyers & M. Crowley Spring 2001 P. Garrett & D. Fassel Spring 1978 M. Minot & K. Holt Spring 2002 T. Weber & E. Spencer Fall 1978 W. Darinzo & E. Jacobs Spring 2003 T. Treaccar & M. Meese Spring 1979 B. Morris & M. Craig Spring 2004 C. Fulmer & M. Hess Spring 1980 B. Morris & M. Craig Spring 2005 C. Shaughnessy & K. Anthony Fall 1980 D. Bergin & J. Howland Spring 2006 G. Grimes & K. Anthony Spring 1981 W. Lyon & H. Atienza Spring 2007 B. Rigby & C. Pryne Fall 1981 S. Lowery & M. Kirby Spring 2008 T. Murphy & M. Boyle Spring 1982 S. Lowery & K. Mulvaney Spring 2009 A. Vann & C. Chance Fall 1982 W. Lyon & T. Johnson Spring 2010 M. Sterling & C. Chance Spring 1983 H. Gilreath & C. Kerr Spring 2011 R. Vann & A. Hong Fall 1983 H. Gilreath & C. Kerr Spring 2012 A. Ramos & S. Maldari Fall 1984 R. Merriman & J. Almonte Spring 2013 M. Grove & J. Knudsen Fall 1985 A. Lennon & J. Chalfant Spring 2014 M. Hall & L. Morrison Fall 1986 P. Lovfald & S. Karasick Spring 2015 A. Hackstaff & M. Katz Fall 1987 G. Cavalier & B. Sousa Spring 2016 M. Popp & A. Hull Fall 1988 P. Lovfald & S. Baldino Spring 2017 G. Prieto & A. Mier Fall 1989 M. Varney & J. Smalley Spring 2018 G. Prieto & A. Mier Fall 1990 S. Minton & S. Baldino Fall 1991 B. Rodi & L. Nelson Fall 1992 M. O'Bryan & A. Saunders
Seelig-Ulmer Memorial Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
Won annually by the skipper and crew of the intercollegiate team who place first in the intrasquad regatta held during Commissioning Week.
History: The Seelig-Ulmer Memorial Trophy was established in 1972 to promote the coeducational aspects of Intercollegiate Dinghy Racing. It is presented in the memory of MIlton C. Seelig, Charlotte K. Ulmer, and Charles Ulmer, Sr., by their sons, Martin Seelig, Class of 1962, and Charles Ulmer, Class of 1961. The participants are members of the intercollegiate team and/or their family members, friends, or drags.
Winners of the Seelig-Ulmer Memorial Trophy
Year Skipper Crew 1972 Lynn Campbell Pat Henry Skip Anderson Linda Bauer 1973 Steve Endacott Terri Rhode 1974 Skip Anderson Abby Hastings 1975 Paul LaBossiere Daphne Bell-Davies 1976 Doug Hart Susan Hart 1977 Marty Minot Barbara Morris 1978 Tim McGee Barbara Morris 1979 Jasper Craig Becky Olds 1980 Kathy Karlson Jeff Craig 1981 Dave Schoene Sue Broen 1982 Karen Mulvaney Carl M. Lee 1983 Carl M. Lee Julie J. Krepsz 1984 Sue Mitchell Andy Lennon 1985 Brian Ledbetter Kelly Clark 1986 George Slook Yvette Gonzalez 1987 Ted Williams Yvette Gonzalez 1990 Willie Graves Tara Nelson 1991 Susan Minton Shane Baldino 1992 Brad Rodi Heather Keane 1993 Brad Rodi Heather Keane 1994 David Fagen Melissa Jackson 1995 Ryan Cox Erica Museler 1996 Brit Bischoff Cesar Morales 1997 Will Stout Maria Alsina 1999 Julia Lillis Jeffrey Cornes 2000 Wade Tornyos Karla Ann Tornyos 2001 Travis Weber Jessie Lefler 2002 Doug Morea Royce Weber 2003 Troy Treaccar Maura McGovern 2004 Nick VanWagoner Helen VanWagoner 2005 Gary Grimes John Applebaum 2006 John Keith Ms. Galen 2007 Katie Whitman Trisha Kutkiewicz 2008 Not contested Not contested 2009 Mike Curran Emily Taynor 2010 Not contested Not contested 2011 Robert Vann & Family 2012 Taylor Vann & Family 2013 Taylor Vann & Family (Robert and Andrew) 2014 Mary Hall, Phil Youngberg, Alex Asuncion, Conner Hendi 2015 Patrick Snow, Hannah Hughes, Spencer Nora, Manuel Inseri-Pagan, Molly Robertson 2016 Addison Hackstaff, Gary Prieto, Peter Hogan, Will Hawley 2017 Not Contested 2018 Gary Preito and Family
RADM John Russell Young Blakely Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
This award was originally presented to the plebe battalion which won the summer Knockabout Championship Race. In 2000, the award was given to the Fall Intramural Sailing Battalion Champions.
History: Admiral Blakely, class of 1892, was awarded the Navy cross, rose to rank of Rear Admiral in 1926, and was commanding officer of the USS Arizona during World War I. Commodore Decoursey Fales, former Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, presented this trophy in honor of Rear Admiral Blakely, under whom he served on the Arizona.
Winners of the Blakely Trophy
Year Recipient Year Recipient 1957 First Battalion 1988 Alpha Company 1958 Second Battalion 1989 Bravo Company 1959 First Battalion 1990 Lima Company 1960 Second Battalion 1991 Lima Company 1961 Second Battalion 1992 Lima Company 1962 Second Battalion 1993 Foxtrot Company 1963 Fourth Battalion 1994 Foxtrot Company 1964 First Battalion 1995 (Summer) Mike Company 1965 Second Battalion 1995 (Fall) Bravo Company 1966 Fourth Battalion 1996 Charley & Golf Company 1967 Fourth Battalion 1997 Echo Company 1968 Sixth Battalion 1998 Bravo Company 1969 Golf Company 1999 India Company 1970 Echo Company 2000 Second Battalion 1971 Bravo Company 2001 Fifth Battalion 1972 Kilo Company 2002 Fifth Battalion 1973 First Platoon 2003 Fourth Battalion 1974 30th Platoon 2004 Not contested 1975 35th Platoon 2005 Not contested 1976 21st Platoon 2006 Third Battalion 1977 19th Platoon 2007-'11 Not contested 1978 Quebec Company 2012 Echo Company 1979 Delta Company 2013 Alpha Company 1980 Delta Company 2014 November Company 1981 Alpha Company 2015 Papa Company 1983 Mike Company 2016 India Company 1984 Kilo Company 2017 Foxtrot Company 1985 Hotel Company 2018 Golf Company 1986 Bravo Company 1987 Delta Company
Russ Gittings Memorial Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
This trophy is presented to the midshipman helmsman who has the best combined score in the J/24 intersquad regattas held annually during the fall season. The winner counts scores from both a fleet and match racing intrasquad event.
Winners of the Russ Gittings Trophy
Year Recipient Year Recipient 1987 Charles Pucciariello 2004 not awarded 1988 Charles Pucciariello 2005 Adam Watters 1989 Jay Cavalieri 2006 Thomas Oberdorf 1990 Peter Young 2007 Evan Trant 1991 Matthew Arny 2008 Rob Macedo 1992 Susan Minton 2009 James Chesson 1993 Chris Cornett 2010 Stephen Jaenke 1994 John Kuntz 2011 Sam Snipe 1995 Scott Roberts 2012 Chris Masters 1996 Todd Greene 2013 James Reynolds 1997 Matthew Severson 2014 Matt Robbins 1998 Constantine Panayiotou 2015 Matt Hundt 1999 Chris Fisher 2016 Ben Vanduyne 2000 Jeffrey Whitmer 2017 Don Poirier 2001 Conrad Cascadden 2018 2002 Kenneth (Chad) Ingle 2003 John Creegan
Admiral Harry W. Hill Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
From 1962-2000, the Hill Trophy was awarded to the midshipman of the graduating class who had written the best paper on sailing at the Naval Academy. In 2001, the award was rededicated to the best trimmer on the Varsity Offshore Sailing Team.
History: This trophy was presented to the US Naval Academy by Mr. Decoursey Fales, former Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, in honor of Admiral Harry W. Hill, USN (RET), former superintendent of the Naval Academy. The trophy is awarded annually during May Week to the graduating midshipman who has shown outstanding achievement in the area of sail trim through leadership, skill, and dedication to the team.
Winners of the Admiral Harry W. Hill Trophy
Year Recipient Year Recipient 1962 David C. Brown 1996 Jared Hannum 1963 Willard L. Umphrey 1997 Natalie Caruso 1965 Theodore A. Krauss 1998 not awarded 1968 Lawrence G. McConnel 1999 Robert Almeida 1969 Roayl D. Joslin Duffy Cully 1970 Dennis G. Murphy Eugene Schmitt 1972 John E. Chalker 2000 Aaron Demeyer 1973 James L. Buchanan 2001 Brian S. Solomon 1974 Ross E. Anderson 2002 Jeffrey A. Smith 1976 Edward Kilbourn 2003 Bjorn Anderson 1977 Skip McVay 2004 Chris Carson 1978 Timothy McGee 2005 John Coombs 1980 Daniel J. Archer 2006 Colin Chandler 1981 Katherine P. Hire 2007 Monica Mondloch 1982 T.H. Mortonson 2008 Josh McMinn 1983 Michael A. Crosby 2009 Josh McMinn 1985 Edwin T. Strong 2010 Corey Sheeron 1986 John McInerney 2011 James Chesson 1988 C. Gill 2012 Ben Rowe 1989 Charles Pucciariello 2013 David Medina 1990 Kelly Dobson 2014 Alexa Ciarolla 1991 Rick Arthur 2015 Duncan Mamer 1992 Gavin O'Hare 2016 Ryan Jaenke 1993 Ken Dehan 2017 Trenton Tibbetts 1994 Joe Emmert 2018 1995 not awarded
Tony Bilotti Memorial Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
Recognizes captains of both the Varsity Offshore and Intercollegiate Sailing Teams.
History: This award, established in 1981 by the Naval Academy Parents Club of Northern California, is in memory of LTJG Tony Bilotti, Class of 1977, who lost his life in a tragic accident at sea. Tony was an active and enthusiastic member of the Yawl Team while attending the Naval Academy. Championship. Ms. Madeline was the graduate secretary of MAAWS and helped initiate the first women's nationals.
Winners of the Tony Bilotti Memorial Trophy
Year VOST Captain Intercollegiate 1981 Mark D. Pallin 1982 David G. Simpson 1983 Evan R. Edwards 1984 Christian F. Kramer 1985 Michael Christman 1986 Richard Wharton 1987 Sean Carroll 1988 Daniel Whitney 1989 Stephen Verner 1990 Daniel Gordillo 1991 Tom Fuglestad 1992 John Ahrens Peter Martenson 1993 Ara Barton Mike O'Bryan 1994 Paul Trudell Robert Gentry 1995 Britton Wanick Carl Smit 1996 Nick Good Nick Cromwell 1997 Mark Franko Joseph Buczkowski 1998 Ryan McCrillis Dean Balcirak III 1999 Todd Greene Eugene Schmitt 2000 Ted Dyckman Wade Tornyos 2001 Peter Firenze David Fassel 2002 Rob Aho Travis Weber 2003 David (Max) Desrochers Sarah Atwater 2004 Kenneth (Chad) Ingle Justin Smith 2005 Tom Bock Stephen Gay 2006 Gregory Storer Charles Fulmer 2007 Joe Campbell Gary Grimes 2008 Matt Recker Ian Gill 2009 Thomas Oberdorf Trisha Kutkiewicz 2010 Josh Hinshaw Tina Pryne 2011 Ralph Grossman Nathaniel Sabatt 2012 Colin Nevins Jason Carminati 2013 Andrew Shea Taylor Vann 2014 Andrew Beeler Michael Grove 2015 Tyler Martenstein Mary Hall 2016 Andrew Bonn Michael Popp 2017 Matt Robins Hannah Hughes 2018 Chris Cantillo Gary Prieto
Stephen W. Gerber Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
Won by the skipper of the Naval Academy vessel with the best corrected time in either the Annapolis to Newport race, in odd years, or the Newport to Bermuda race, in even years.
Winners of the Stephen W. Gerber Trophy
Year Annapolis-Newport Year Newport-Bermuda 1953 Vamarie 1954 Lively 1955 Highland Light 1956 Swift 1957 Alert 1958 Alert 1959 Highland Light 1960 Intrepid 1961 Alert 1962 Flirt 1963 Frolic 1964 Fearless 1965 Fearless 1966 Dandy 1967 Maredea 1968 Severn Star 1969 Maredea 1970 Rage 1971 Jubilee III 1972 Jubilee III 1973 Rage 1974 Miss Wick 1975 Insurgente 1976 Syren 1977 Patriot 1978 Lively 1979 Insurgente 1980 Intrepid 1981 Avenger 1982 Cinnabar 1983 Constellation Brandywine 1984 Vengeance 1985 Shenandoah Cinnabar 1986 IOR: Fury IMS: Morning Light 1987 IOR: Vengeance IMS: Morning Light 1988 IOR: Corsair IMS: Cinnabar 1989 Dauntless 1990 Insurgente 1991 Cinnabar 1992 Constellation 1993 Swift 1994 Swift 1995 Bang 1996 Constellation 1997 Bulldog 1998 Swift 1999 Swift 2000 Swift 2001 Flirt 2002 Flirt 2003 Vigilant 2004 Lively 2005 American Promise 2006 Swift 2007 Swift 2008 Swift 2009 Tomcat 2010 Swift 2011 Swift 2012 Defiance 2013 Flirt 2014 Swift 2015 Swift 2016 Did Not compete 2017 Hooligan
Scarritt Adams Shield - Midshipmen Trophies
This trophy is awarded biannually to the Naval Academy Yacht with the second best corrected time in the Newport Bermuda Race.
History: The Scarritt Adams Shield was presented to the USNA in June of 1980 by Mrs. Scarritt Adams of Paget, Bermuda. This shield is given in memory of her late husband Captain Scarritt, USN, class of '30, who was the first midshipman from Bermuda to graduate from the USNA. The wood of this plaque is Bermuda cedar and came from a tree which was on the Adams's property in Paget. Capt. Adams was always keenly interested in sailing and was a member of the New York Yacht Club as well as the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.
Winners of the Scarritt Adams Shield
Year Yacht Recipient 1980 Insurgente ENS Michael Serafin 1982 Constellation ENS John Doherty 1984 Elusive ENS Mattavola 1986 Hunter ENS Louis Partida 1988 Corsair ENS Scott McClure 1990 Insurgente Andrew Burden 1992 Morning Light ENS Joseph Hornbuckle 1994 Flirt ENS Michael Oldman 1996 Cinnabar ENS Nick Good 1998 Flirt ENS Andrew Kellogg 2000 Lively ENS Jonathan Cerrito 2002 Swift ENS George Roland 2004 Flirt Midn 1/c Tom Bock 2006 Vigilant Midn 1/c Joe Campbell 2008 Defiance Midn 1/c Will Arnest 2010 Glory Jack Neades, USCGA 2012 Swift Midn 1/c Stephen Jaenke 2014 Constellation Midn 1/c Forgacs 2016 Did Not Compete
The Dan A. Kimball Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
Presented to the navigator of the Naval Academy yacht which finishes first on corrected time in the biannual Newport-Bermuda race.
History: The Naval Base of Bermuda presents the Dan A. Kimball Trophy biannually. Prior to 1966, the trophy remained on display in the Administration Building of the Base. After the 1966 race, the trophy was donated for permanent display at the Naval Academy. Each year, NASS provides a suitable keeper trophy for presentation at the awards ceremony in Bermuda.
Winner of The Dan A. Kimball Trophy<tablesummary="Winner of The Dan A. Kimball Trophy" class="trophiesTable" id="kimb">YearYachtRecipient1988EnterpriseLT Paul Martel1990CinnabarENS Alan Minnich1992ConstellationENS Mark Vannoy & Oliver Vietor1994SwiftWilliam Sena1996ConstellationMidn 1/c Rob Coulter1998SwiftMidn 2/c Andrew Notbohm2000SwiftMidn 1/c George Roland2002FlirtENS Brian Ray2004LivelyMidn 1/c John Coombs2006SwiftMidn 2/c Mark McClure2008Swift 2010SwiftMidn 3/c Mike Reindl2012DefianceMidn 3/c Nick Tucker2014SwiftMidn 3/c Ethan Doherty
The Carey Arthur Memorial Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
Awarded biannually to the midshipman navigator of the Naval Academy yacht with the best corrected time within its division in the Annapolis-Newport race.
History: The Carey Arthur Memorial Trophy is presented in the memory of LTJG Carey Arthur, Class of 1979. The name of the biannual winners are engraved on the trophy, which is on display in the Hall of Fame.
Winners of the Carey Arthur Memorial Trophy
Year Yacht Recipient 1983 Constellation ENS Peter P. Hunt 1985 Cinnabar Midn 1/C B. Flachsbart Shenandoah ENS W. Harrington 1987 Phantom Midn 1/C Frederick Dau Morning Light Midn 2/C Matthew Rose 1989 Dauntless ENS Harry Brandicourt 1991 Cinnabar ENS Steven Boyd 1993 Swift Midn 2/C DeCaro 1995 Success Midn 1/C Timothy Phillips 1997 Bulldog ENS Jason Yauman 1999 Swift Midn 1/C John Turl 2001 Flirt ENS Russ Meier 2003 Vigilant Midn 1/c Greg Woelfel 2005 American Promise Midn 2/c Chris Morales 2007 Swift Midn 2/c Nick Jackson 2009 Tomcat Midn 2/c Emily Frost 2011 Swift Midn 3/c Neil McMillan 2013 Flirt Midn 2/c Nick Tucker 2015 Swift Midn 2/c Ethan Doherty 2017 Hooligan Midn 2/c Justus Grammer
The Avanti Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
Awarded annually to the midshipman skipper of a Naval Academy Navy 44 Yacht with the best corrected time in the NASS Spring Regatta.
History: In 1957, Mr. Walter N. Rothchild donated his yacht Avanti to the midshipmen of the Naval Academy. However, before the yacht could be delivered, Hurricane Carole lashed the New England Coast and destroyed her. Mr. Rothchild recovered Avanti's wheel and forwarded it to the Naval Academy. It is now a perpetual trophy on display in the Hall of Fame.
Winners of the Avanti Trophy
Year Yacht Recipient 1957 Royono A.C. Cavileer 1958 Highland Light J.C. Abbott 1959 Highland Light Midn J.A. Copper 1960 Swift Midn A.A. Maybach 1961 Dandy Midn G.C. Vermeff 1962 Restless Midn C.T. Diswanger 1963 Resolute Midn M.A. Gustavson 1964 Fearless Midn C.E. Johnson 1965 Fearless Midn J.L. Grostick 1966 Vigilant Midn T. Ustick 1967 Vigilant Midn T. Ustick 1968 Maredea Midn R.D. Joslin 1969 Alert Midn D. Murphy 1970 Vigilant Midn J. Haizlip 1971 Intrepid Midn J.M. Zortman 1972 Swift Midn D.D. Wagner 1973 Resolute Midn R.S. Brown 1974 Dandy Midn D.T. Thieme 1976 Dandy Midn D. Gearling 1977 Frolic Midn R. O'Sullivan 1978 Intrepid 2/C Bruce Reichert 1979 Alert 1/C Paul T. Wright 1980 Vigilant 2/C Thomas P. O'Brien 1981 Albert 2/C Gavin J. Giddings 1982 Fearless 2/C William F. Traub 1983 Frolic 2/C Gary A. Quist 1984 Constellation 1/C Daniel E. Crisp 1985 Wildcat 2/C John O'Donnell 1986 Vengeance 1/C Thomas Luscher 1987 Sea Hawk 1/C T.J. Clark 1988 Sea Hawk 1/C Daniel Whitney 1989 Sea Hawk 1/C Sean Nolan 1992 Flirt 1/C Charles Cook 1993 Vigilant 1/C Richard Kelly 1994 Swift 1/C Jeff Wissel 1995 Swift 1/C Gary Huss 1996 Lively 1/C David "Wes" McCall 1997 Swift 2/C Jason Ward 1998 Vigilant 2/C Ben Elfert 1999 Flirt 2/C John Benfield 2000 Challenger 1/C Ted Dyckman 2001 Frolic 2/C Rob Aho 2002 Flirt 2/C Conor Latham 2003 Flirt 2/C Travis Wood 2004 Flirt 1/C Chad Ingle 2005 Vigilant 2/C Pat Collins 2006 Merrythought 2/C Joe Campbell 2007 Polaris 2/C James Lawsing 2008 Tomcat 2/C Kellen Browne 2009 Integrity 2/C Jason Mazzoni 2010 Invictus 2/C Peter Gibbons-Neff 2011 Swift 2/C Graham Tyson 2012 Swift 2/C Stephen Jaenke 2013 Dolphin 2/C Neil McMillan 2014 not contested 2015 Integrity 2/C Tom Wester 2016 Swift 2/C Ethan Doherty 2017 Hooligan 2/C Teddy Papenthien 2018 Gallant 2/C Cassidy O'Brien
New York Yacht Club Cruise Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
The trophy is awarded annually to the Naval Academy Navy 44 skipper with the best overall finishing position in the AYC Fall Series
History: On August 5, 1911, the New York Yacht Club Cruise Trophy was won by the Yacht Intrepid, owned and skippered by Lieutenant Lloyd Phoenix, USNA, Class of 1861. The trophy was subsequently gifted to the Naval Academy to be awarded to the deserving midshipman.
Winners of the New York Yacht Club Cruise Trophy
Year Yacht Recipient 1976 Swift Midn 1/C D.P. Laskoski 1977 Alert Midn 2/C J.O. Storvick 1978 Flirt Midn 2/C Philip Pirozzi 1979 Dandy Midn 1/C David Jackson 1980 Intrepid Midn 1/C William Davidson 1981 Flirt Midn 1/C William Thayer 1982 Flirt Midn 1/C Evan Edwards 1983 Constellation Midn 1/C Kent Koehler 1984 Constellation Midn 2/C John O'Donnelly 1985 Cinnabar Midn 1/C John A. Cook 1986 Morning Light Midn 2/C John McInerney 1987 Corsair Midn 1/C Paul Martel 1988 Cinnabar Midn 1/C Scott Snyder 1989 Cinnabar Midn 2/C Kevin Hawko 1990 Spitfire Midn 1/C Kelly Dobson 1991 Flirt Midn 1/C Robert Glenn 1992 Morning Light Midn 1/C Joseph Hornbuckle 1993 Lively Midn 1/C Alex Delcastillo 1994 Flirt Midn 1/C Michael Oldman 1995 Swift Midn 1/C Gary Huss 1996 Lively Midn 1/C David "Wes" McCall 1997 Dash Midn 2/C Andrew Kellogg 1998 Flirt Midn 1/C Andrew Kellogg 1999 Restless Midn 1/C Stephen Dean 2000 Lively Midn 1/C Jonathan Cerrito 2001 Dash Midn 1/C Nathan K. Moore 2002 Flirt Midn 1/C Brian Ray 2003 Dash Midn 1/C Aaron Tyler 2004 Restless Midn 1/C Kris Von Krueger 2005 Swift Midn 2/C Pat Collins 2006 Columbia Midn 2/C Tim Bruchet 2007 Swift Midn 2/C Kellen Browne 2008 Flirt Midn 1/C Kellen Browne 2009 Seawolf Midn 1/C Austin Van Olst 2010 Defiance Midn 1/C Emily Frost 2011 Integrity Midn 1/C Dillon Rossiter 2012 Allegiance Midn 2/C Jon Driesslein 2013 Guldefaxe (J80) Midn 2/C Andrew Beeler 2014 Gallant Midn 1/C Brandt Clemons 2015 Gallant Midn 1/C Jackson Niketas 2016 Gallant Midn 1/C Matt Robbins 2017 Defiance Midn 1/C Teddy Papenthein
Rear Admiral Harold E. Parker Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
Awarded annually to the midshipman skipper with the best corrected time in the PHRF division of the Spring Long Distance Race
History: This perpetual trophy was presented to the Naval Academy by Mr. E. Bates McKee of Annapolis. It honors Rear Admiral Harold E. Parker, who was a great Naval Officer and ardent sailor.
Winners of the Rear Admiral Harold E. Parker Trophy
Year Yacht Recipient 1961 Resolute D. Brown 1962 Swift D. Brown 1964 Freedom J.R. Martin 1965 Royono T.A. Kruass 1966 Active T.W. Moore 1967 Maredea S.A. Finlay 1968 Maredea J.M. Solymossy 1969 Maredea G.M. Moore 1970 Jubilee III D.G. Murphy 1971 Fury T. Luscher 1972 Rage T.L. Shoemaker 1973 Phantom S. Carroll 1974 Outrage R.S. Brown 1975 Insurgente J.R. Sander 1976 Fair American E. Kilbourn 1977 Syren D.J. Debbink 1978 Patriot P.S. Craig 1979 Patriot R. Saylor 1980 Alliance J. Hampshire 1981 Constellation P.O. Nolan 1982 Insurgente C. Kineke 1983 Spitfire P. Morrison 1984 Morning Light J.P. Stamos 1985 Morning Light T. Luscher Vengeance E. Doyle 1986 Constellation T. Maxfield 1987 Morning Light J. McInerney 1988 Cinnabar S. Snyder Sea Hawk D. Whitney 1989 Cinnabar C. Owens 1990 Avenger T. Fuglestad 1991 Cinnabar B. Bruce 1992 Morning Light B. Hornbuckle 1993 Swift A. Barton 1994 Lively G. DeVries 1995 Success W. Wright 1996 Cinnabar N. Good 1997 Swift J. Ward 1998 Vigilant B. Elfert 1999 Swift J. Benfield 2000 Challenger T. Dyckman 2001 Vigilant K. Buchina 2002 Valiant Rob Aho 2003-'10 Not Contested 2011 Swift Graham Tyson 2012 Swift Stephen Jaenke 2013 Defiance Aaron Dougherty 2014 Constellation Josh Forgacs 2015 Swift Kyle Briggs 2016 Gallant Ben Olson 2017 Gallant Robbie Laguardia 2018 Defiance Matthew Signorelli
Highland Light Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
Presented to the midshipman skipper in the PHRF fleet with the best overall finish position in the Annapolis Yacht Club Fall Race Week.
History: The yacht Highland Light was donated to the Naval Academy by Mr. Dudley Wolfe and served the Academy well for 26 years. Mr. Wolfe also established a fund which plays a major role in supporting the Naval Academy Sailing Program. The Highland Light trophy was conceived by the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron as a memorial to Dudley Wolfe. The trophy was made from the wheel of the yacht and remains on display in the Hall of Fame.
Winners of the Ann Campbell Trophy
Year Yacht Recipient 1964 Alert Midn 1/C M.S. Davis 1965 Royono Midn 1/C J.P. Emmet 1966 Intrepid Midn 1/C W.M. Elliott 1967 Maredea ENS S.A. Vandyck 1968 Maredea Midn 1/C M.F. Donilon 1969 Rage Midn 1/C R.B. Thompson 1970 Jubilee III Midn W.M. Shepherd 1971 Jubilee III QM3 Richard Tracy 1972 Lively Midn 2/C C. MacMurray 1973 Outrage Midn 1/C F. Murphy 1974 Vigilant Midn 2/C A. Chenault 1975 Syren Midn 1/C A. Chenault 1976 Syren Midn 1/C K. Kinports 1977 Patriot Midn 1/C R. Brauer 1978 Patriot Midn 1/C R.L. Saylor 1979 Patriot Midn 1/C T. O'Keefe 1980 Patriot Midn 1/C P. Hankins 1981 Insurgente Midn 1/C C.R. Kineke 1982 Baybea Midn 1/C F. Henderson 1983 Morning Light Midn 1/C J.P. Stamos 1984 Morning Light Midn 1/C O. Locher 1985 Elusive Midn 1/C D. Grieco 1986 Fury Midn 1/C S. Carroll 1987 Victory Midn 1/C P. Martel 1988 Constellation Midn 1/C K. Hawko 1989 Dauntless Midn 1/C N. Covington 1990 Morning Light Midn 1/C T. Fuglestad 1991 Not Awarded 1992 Morning Light Midn 1/C J. Hornbuckle 1993 Cinnabar Midn 1/C Matt Arny 1994 Cinnabar Midn 1/C T. Smith 1995 Etoile Midn 1/C E. Paulson 1996 Not Awarded 1997 Not Awarded 1998 Challenger Midn 2/C Stephen Dean 1999 Dandy Midn 1/C Derek Duford 2000 Restless Midn 1/C Chris Fisher 2001 Bold Midn 1/C George Roland 2003 Hornet Midn 1/C Mike Stapleton 2004 Blue Angel Midn 1/C Chad Ingle 2005 Javelin Midn 1/C Tom Bock 2006 Flirt Midn 1/C Tim Burchett 2007 Not contested 2008 Flirt Midn 1/C Kellen Browne 2009 Mameluke Midn 1/C Jason Mazzoni 2010 Defiance Midn 1/C Emily Frost 2011 Gallant Midn 1/C James Chesson 2012 Defiance Midn 1/C Bryan Weisberg 2013 Guldefaxe (J80) Midn 1/C Andrew Beeler 2014 Gallant Midn 1/C Brandt Clemons 2015 Gallant Midn 1/C Jackson Niketas 2016 Integrity Midn 1/C Mike Sagan 2017 Gallant Midn 1/C Robbie Laguardia 2018
Royono Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
Awarded to the midshipmen skipper of the Naval Academy varsity sailboat with the best combined finishing position among competing sailboats in the NASS race to Oxford and the Tred Avon Yacht Club's Hammond Memorial Race.
History: This award was established by the members of the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron to honor LCDR Frank Siatkowski, USN (RET). It hangs on the wall on the first deck of the Robert Crown Sailing Center.
Winners of the Royono Trophy
Year Recipient 1976 Richard Faulkner, Class of 1977 1977 Philip C. Pirozzi, Class of 1979 1978 Kenneth Hall, Class of 1980 1979 Jordan Cassell, Class of 1980 1980 Charles Kineke, Class of 1982 1981 John W. Judge, Class of 1982 1982 Frederick Ressel, Class of 1983 1983 Matthew R. Avila, Class of 1984 1984 IMS - John O'Donnell, Class of 1986 IOR - Eric Doyle, Class of 1985 1985 IMS - John A. Crook, Class of 1986 IOR - Thomas Field, Class of 1987 1986 IMS - Daniel Whitney, Class of 1988 IOR - James Duke, Class of 1987 1987 IMS - Michael Binnix, Class of 1988 IOR - John McInerney, Class of 1988 1988 IMS - Michael Binnix, Class of 1988 PHRF - Stephen Cook, Class of 1989 1989 IMS - Peter Lehardy, Class of 1989 1990 IMS - John Grierson, Class of 1991 PHRF - Robert Bruce, Class of 1992 1991 IMS - Charles Cook, Class of 1992 PHRF - Kyle Weaver, Class of 1992 1992 IMS - Charles Cook, Class of 1992 PHRF - Robert Schult, Class of 1992 1993 IMS - Erich Roetz, Class of 1993 PHRF - Oliver Vietor, Class of 1993 1994 IMS - Vann Walke, Class of 1994 PHRF - Jeff Wissel, Class of 1994 1995 IMS - Will Wright, Class of 1995 PHRF - Britt Wanick, Class of 1995 1996 PHRF - Ethan "Dex" Hoag, Class of 1996 1997 PHRF - Charles McGill, Class of 1997 1998 PHRF - Jason Ward, Class of 1998 1999 PHRF - Todd Greene, Class of 1999 2000 PHRF - Brian Solomon, Class of 2001 2001 PHRF - Ryan Hastings, Class of 2001 PHRF - Mike Smith, Class of 2002 2002 PHRF - Mike Stapleton, Class of 2003 2003 Not Contested 2004 PHRF - Pat Collins, Class of 2006 2005 PHRF - Greg Nannig, Class of 2007 2006 PHRF - Joe Campbell, Class of 2007 2007 PHRF - Kellen Browne, Class of 2009 2008 PHRF - Owen Brooks, Class of 2009 2009 PHRF - Austin Van Olst, Class of 2010 2010 PHRF - Emily Frost, Class of 2011 2011 PHRF - Mary Cox, Class of 2013 2012 PHRF - Bryan Weisberg, Class of 2013 2013 PHRF - Nick Padleckas, Class or 2014 2014 PHRF - Andy Bonn, Class of 2016 2015 PHRF - Charlie Morris, Class of 2016 2016 PHRF - Mike Sagan, Class of 2017 2017 PHRF - Papenthien, Class of 2018
Admiral Dubose Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
Presented to the midshipman who has contributed the most to the Varsity Offshore Sailing Team during the year through leadership, dedication to the team, and sailing skills.
History: The Dubose Trophy was presented in 1958 to the Naval Academy by the Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association, the predecessor to the Intercollegiate Sailing Association. It honors the outstanding midshipman on the Varsity Offshore team.
Winners of the Admiral Dubose Trophy
Year Batt Year Batt 1958 6th L.R. Talbert 1990 4th Kevin Hawko 1959 6th R.R. Buehler 1991 4th John Grierson 1960 6th J.L. Post 1992 1st John Ahrens 1961 5th T.P. Dugan, Jr. 1993 2cd Erich Roetz 1962 4th D.C. Brown 1994 4th Britton Wanick 1963 1st M.A. Gustavson 1995 6th Erik Paulson 1964 1st E.E. Brighton 1996 6th David "Wes" McCall 1965 3rd T.A. Krauss 1997 3rd Mark Franko 1966 5th R.L. Hamilton 1998 6th Ryan McCrillis 1967 3rd T.M. Ustick III 1999 4th Todd Greene 1968 3rd T.M. Ustick III 2000 6th Mike Manicchia 1969 5th M.F. Donilon 2001 3rd John A. Walsh 1970 2cd W.B. Brown 2002 2nd Mike Smith 1971 5th W.A. Leonard, Jr. 2003 5th David (Max) Desrochers 1972 5th J.J. Kelso 2004 5th Kenneth (Chad) Ingle 1973 6th D.D. Wagner 2005 3rd John Coombs 1974 4th R.S. Brown 2006 Greg Storer 1975 3rd P.M. Hyers 2007 Joe Campbell 1976 2cd D. Gearing 2008 Cullen Shaugnessey 1977 1st D. Gates 2009 Timothy Kiely 1978 3rd R.D. Wray 2010 Joshua Hinshaw 1979 4th P.C. Pirozzi 2011 Ralph Grossmann 1980 1st Sandy Daniels 2012 Dillon Rossiter 1981 6th Mark D. Pallin 2013 Steven Jaenke 1982 2cd David G. Simpson 2014 Andrew Beeler 1983 6th Christian Kramer 2015 Joshua Forgacs 1984 4th Matthew R. Avila 2016 Dax Ansley 1985 6th Louis P. Partida 2017 Matthew Robbins 1986 4th Thomas Maxfield 2018 Matthew Hundt 1987 6th John McInerney 1988 4th Michael Brinnix 1989 3rd Christopher Owens
Knickerbocker Yacht Club Award - Midshipmen Trophies
Beginning in 2001, this award was given to the outstanding foredeck crew on the Varsity Offshore Sailing Team. Prior to then, it was won annually by the midshipman skipper of the Naval Academy yacht with the best corrected time in the NASS spring series.
History: This trophy was established in 1974 and was presented to the Naval Academy by the Knickerbocker Yacht Club in Port Washington, New York. It is in recognition and commemoration of the club's 100th Anniversary.
Winners of the Knickerbocker Yacht Club Trophy
Year Recipient College 1974 William F. Murphy Rage 1975 Charles M. Messiok Outrage 1976 Alanson Chenault Syren 1977 Daniel Gearing Guerriere 1978 Henry L. Pruitt Mr. Jumpa 1979 David D. Vann Liberty 1980 Philip O. Nolan Constellation 1981 Gavin J. Giddings Alert 1982 Charles R. Kineke Class of 1982 1983 Dixon R. Smith Class of 1983 1984 John P. Stamos Class of 1984 1985 Louis P. Partida Class of 1986 1986 Thomas Maxfield Class of 1987 1987 Louis Zaccardi Class of 1987 1988 Brian Alexander Class of 1988 1989 Matthew Rose Class of 1989 1990 Kelly G. Dobson Spitfire 1991 Robert Bruce Class of 1992 1992 Charles Cook Class of 1992 1993 Richard Kelly Class of 1993 1994 Daniel Emery Class of 1994 1995 Gary Huss Class of 1995 1996 Chris Hurst Class of 1996 1997 Charlie McGill Class of 1997 1998 Matthew Severson Class of 1998 1999 David Picinich Class of 1999 2000 Joel De La Garza Class of 2002 2001 Cecily Taylor Class of 2001 2002 Brett Elko Class of 2002 2003 David Berry Class of 2003 2004 Matt White Class of 2004 2005 Pat Collins Class of 2006 2006 John Casilio Class of 2006 2007 Jamie Moreno Class of 2007 2008 Mark Picinich Class of 2009 2009 Timothy Kiely Class of 2009 2010 Nicholas Bernard Class of 2010 2011 Andy King Class of 2012 2012 Adam Albrecht Class of 2012 2013 Roscoe Thomas Class of 2014 2014 Roscoe Thomas Class of 2014 2015 Barney Schmidtke Class of 2015 2016 Finley Finley Class of 2016 2017 Sean Rundle Class of 2017 2018 Gunnar Hough Class of 2018
Sailtramid Taber-McWethy Award - Midshipmen Trophies
Awarded to both the first class and third class midshipmen in the OSTS summer program who display excellence in seamanship and navigation
History: The Taber-McWethy Award was established in recognition of exceptional service contributed by LTGEN Robert C. Taber, USA, RET and Captain Robert D. McWethy, USN, RET, in the development of the midshipmen offshore cruise credit sail training program at the Naval Academy. It honors the hallmarks of unparalleled professional competency, expertise under sail, personal dedication and bench marks excellence in seamanship and navigation.
Winners of the Sailtramid Taber-McWethy Award
Year Taber McWethy 1985 Walter J. Balch Erin Martin 1986 Heidi Moser Christopher Brunnea 1987 Christopher J. Lord Patrick A. Vonzurmuehlen 1988 Christopher J. Lord Patrick A. Vonzurmuehlen 1989 Michael A. Villani Daniel Gabier 1990 Theodore A. Prince Boe A. Svatek 1991 Casey Moton Kenneth Krueger 1992 Amy Delavan Pat Donahue 1993 Ben Ash, John Killacky Gavin Duff 1994 Eric Naranjo Brian Shimcavig 1995 Bradley N. Rosen Scott D. Roberts 1996 Aaron R. Austin Thomas S. McGowan 1997 Jason J. Brianas Derek D. Duford 1998 Christian M. Sewell David Wilcox & Grant Garcia 1999 Casey K. Delcour James Venter 2000 Michael J. Strauss Erin C. Kellog 2001 Thomas Finley Scott Scherer 2002 No Winner John Hill 2003 Wesley Yancey Brandr Beekman-Ellner 2004 Cynthia Sedlak David Faherty 2005 Matthew Seaman Charles Meyer & Eric Marquardt 2006 Kristen Ullman Hannah Ceen & Carlin Shaodong Song 2007 Robert Gensheimer Michael Trombitas & Emma Mattson 2008 Todd Talstein Christian Mineur & Eric Brugler 2009 Alexander Islin Logan Hershman 2010 Michael Simpson Stewart Simpson & Micah Dose 2011 Matthew Barnes Matthew Schaidle & James Sciscoe 2012 Kyle Satterwhite Andrew Garcia & Julie Miller 2013 Zach Rafter Stephen Burke & Nathan Myers 2014 Patrick Dods Andrew Potts & Chuck Webb 2015 Taylor Lindenhayn Matthew Sensenig 2016 Jacob Woolman Eli Voigt 2017 Cori Sullivan Ryan Eilers
RADM James L. Holloway Jr. Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
The Holloway Trophy honors the midshipman who has contributed the most to Varsity Offshore J/24 sailing through his leadership, dedication to the team, and sailing skills.
History: This trophy was presented to the Naval Academy by Mr. Decoursey Fales, past Commodore of the New York Yacht Club. It was given in honor of RADM James L. Holloway, Jr., USN (RET), a former Superintendent of the Naval Academy.
Winners of the RADM James L. Holloway Jr. Trophy
Year Recipient Year Recipient 1950 Paul L. Dion '51 1993 David McCall '96 1951 C.D. McIntosh '51 1994 David Traugott '97 1952 Joseph Sherar '52 1995 Dewey Lopes '98 1953 Arthur Bivens '53 1996 Stephen Dean '99 1954 Anthony Cajka '54 1997 Richard Tom '00 1955 Karl Peterson '56 1998 John A. Walsh '01 1956 P.L. Hathaway '57 1999 Kevin Beatley '02 1957 Gene Porte'58 2000 David Nielsen '03 1958 R.L. Reinarz '58 2001 Gregory Woelfel '04 D. Shelton '59 2002 Andrew Warner '05 1959 R.T. Connolly '59 2003 Gregory Storer '06 1960 Jerry Lee Post '61 2004 Ryan Field '07 1961 A.A. Maybach '61 2005 Tim Clarke '08 1962 Ian Sargent '62 2006-'09 Not Presented 1963 M.A. Gustavson '64 2010 Andy Beeler '14 1964 H.H. Seibert '64 2011 Padraig O'Brien '15 1965 A.W. Newlon '65 2012 Mark Moeller '13 1966 Peter Leon '66 2013 Ryan Jaenke '16 1967 Theodore Ustick '67 2014 Mike Sagan '17 1968 Ludwell Pickett '68 2015 Ted Decker '18 1969 Paul F. Ross '69 2016 Paige Krumwiede '19 1970 Mark A. Thomas '70 2017 Don Poirier 1971 Richard Blake '71 2018 1972 Gerald Harvey '72 1973 Chris MacMurray '74 1974 Reginald Howard '77 1975 Reginald Howard '77 1976 Jeffrey Sanders '76 1977 Daniel Gearing '77 1978 Henry Lowe Pruitt '78 1979 Robert Saylor '79 1980 Thomas O'Keefe '80 1981 Thomas O'Brien '81 1982 John Doherty '82 1983 Floyd Henderson '83 1984 John Stamos '84 1985 Eric Doyle '85 1986 Louis Partida '86 1987 Sean Carrol '87 1988 Daniel Whitney '88 1989 Peter Lehard'89
RADM McNitt Award - Midshipmen Trophies
Presented to the most well rounded and capable senior midshipmen within the OSTS program. Navigation, seamanship, and leadership are among the criteria evaluated.
History: Established in 1989, this award is named in honor of RADM Robert W. McNitt, whose accomplishments as a distinguished naval officer and in the sailing community best embody those traits desired in our future leaders.
Winners of the RADM McNitt Award
Year Recipients 1989 Hugh J. Huck David J. Makowicz Dianna M. Manzonni 1990 John A. Paul Thomas A. Weber 1991 David Culpepper Chris Eckerle David Newcomb 1992 Ken Krueger Wendy Phillips Rick Radonich 1993 Victor Argobright III David Fowler Eric Severseike 1994 Dexter Hoag Robert McHenry Robert Wolf 1995 David Wallace Jared Hannum Jamie Valdivia 1996 Matthew C. Thomas Ian R. Nesbitt Joseph M. Buckzkowski 1997 Jeffrey Edmounds David Dausen Scott W. Kinkele 1998 Deryk Petersen Keith Kulow Peter Quinn 1999 Andrew J. Beal Eric C. Sonnenberg Dennis W. Jensen John M. Baker 2000 Adam Buckfelder Paul Meyer Seth Stallings 2001 John Campbell Matt Curnen Andrew Mckee 2002 Brendan Gotowka Peter Pittman Christian Ward 2003 Michael Groothousen Brenna Montgomery Hunter Washburn 2004 Michael Gieseking Jarrod Rothman Samuel Mills 2006 Kyle Ladwig Keith Giacopuzzi Jessica Tuia Peter Dichett 2007 Mitchell Kusterer Patrick Kappel Evan Parnell 2008 Thomas Madson Christopher Murphy 2009 Thomas Callahan Nicholas Danforth Solomon Chien-Li Lu 2010 Michael Moberg Dan Simpson 2011 Phoenix Geimer Zachary Walz Matthew Wright 2012 Chris Fron 2013 Kevin Williams Chris Reynolds 2014 Danielle McKnight 2015 Alex Cinqmars 2016 Cori Sullivan 2017 Aaron Dunn 2018
LT Robert D. Huntington Memorial Trophy - Midshipmen Trophies
Presented to the midshipman navigator whose professional skills and performance have contributed most to the Varsity Offshore Sailing Team.
History: This memorial trophy was presented to the Naval Academy by friends of the late LT Robert D. Huntington, Jr., USN, an ardent supporter of the Naval Academy Sailing Program. His leadership and talent as navigator and afterguard on Naval Academy yachts during 17 ocean races earned him the respect and admiration of the midshipmen who sailed with him.
Winners of the LT Robert D. Huntington Memorial Trophy
Year Recipient Yacht 1974 Thaddeus Burr Outrage 1975 Douglas Guthe Syren 1976 J.C. McDonald Syren 1977 Nevin P. Carr Patriot 1978 Lee Rossetti 1979 William Derr 1980 William Derr 1981 Harold Atkins 1982 Allison Webster 1983 Thomas Plofchan 1984 Thoms Furlong James Kresge 1985 Brian Flachsbart 1986 Frederick Dau 1987 Frederick Dau 1988 H. Brandicourt Cinnabar 1989 Larry M. Cook Jr. 1990 Burchard Jackson Dauntless 1993 Oliver Vietor 1994 Daniel M. Emery 1995 Giovanna Kostrubala 1996 Robert Hall Flirt 2004 John Coombs Lively 2006 Leigh Loesel 2015 Nick Tucker Swift 2017 Ethan Doherty Swift 2018 Chris Cantillo
Excellence at Sea Award - Midshipmen Trophies
Awarded to the midshipman of the graduating class for excellence in academics and performance in Naval Academy sail or power craft.
History: This trophy was presented in 1995 by the members of the New York Yacht Club to mark the 150th year anniversary of the US Naval Academy. Performance in seamanship, navigation, leadership skills, and academics will be assessed in determining the winner.
Winners of the Excellence at Sea Award
Year Recipient Team 1996 Chris Bugg VOST 1997 Laura Almdale ProDev/YPs 1998 Kevin Sproge VOST 1999 Stephen Dean VOST 2000 Theodore Dyckman VOST 2001 David Fassel Inter-Collegiate 2002 Michael C. Smith VOST 2003 Jon P. Silverberg VOST 2004 Gregory A. Woelfel VOST 2005 Carole Lee ProDev/YPs 2006 John F. Cailio VOST 2007 Timothy D. Burchett VOST 2008 Kristen A. Sproat Inter-Collegiate 2009 Matthew R. Hamlet VOST 2010 Christina I. Chance Inter-Collegiate 2011 Ralph N. Grossmann VOST 2012 Jason Carminati Inter-Collegiate 2013 Mary Cox VOST 2015 James Brossade YP's 2016 Megan Hough Inter-Collegiate 2017 James Reynolds VOST
Frank (Bing) Simpson Maintenance Award
Awarded to the midshipman from OSTS and VOST who does the best job maintaining his/her vessel.
History: Bing Simpson, Class of 1948, was a lifelong sailor who served on the Fales Committee for ten years and was President of the Naval Academy Sailing Foundation for eight years. This award was donated by family and friends in his memory. The award shall be a tool kit which is presented to the midshipman who does the best job maintaining his/her vessel. One winner will be from the Varsity Offshore Sailing Team and the other from the Offshore Sail Training Squadron.
Year OSTS Winner VOST Winner 1995 3/C Jacob Harriman None 1996 3/C Mathew Severson 2/C Jason Paulsen 1997 1/C Seth D. Riggins None 1998 3/C Russell P. Meier None 1999 3/C Matthew Jungels 2/C Ryan D. Hastings 2000 3/C Chris O'Conner 4/C David Nielsen 2001 3/C Zackary Butala 3/C William Howey 2002 3/C Travis Wood 4/C Josh Allen 2003 3/C Joseph Huck 2/C Matthew Cole 2004 3/C Michael Carter 3/C Greg Nanning 2005 3/C Zachary Ericson 3/C Charles Broun 2006 3/C Jacomb Weinzall & 3/C Alexander Karacsonyiv 2/C Cullen Shaughnessy 2007 3/C Jacob Lumsden None 2008 3/C Jeremiah Derrick None 2009 2/C Wesley Jackson 2/C Paul Mallory 2010 None 2/C Schyler Widman 2011 1/C Thomas Lasvenes & 1/C Ecole Navale 2/C Sean Brown 2012 3/C Ryan Eilerman 2/C Jon Driesslein 2013 3/C Danielle McKnight 1/C Roscoe Thomas 2014 2/C Alex Cinqmars 2/C Dax Ansley 2015 3/C Kevin Freeman 2/C Dylan Thompson-Sevcik 2016 3/C Nik Freeman 2/C Gunnar Hough 2017 2/C Cori Sorensen 1/C Matthew Hundt
LCDR Robert S. Williams Seamanship Award
This award is presented to reward the attempts of novice members on Intercollegiate and Varsity Offshore sailing teams. The winner will be the 4/C novice sailor who displays the most improvement over the course of the season. This will take into account not only sailing skills displayed, but sportsmanship, dedication to the team, and enthusiasm for the sport. The names of the winners will be engraved on the trophy, which will remain on display in the Hall of Fame at the Robert Crown Sailing Center. The novel, My Old Man and the Sea, will be presented as a keeper award to the winners each year.
History: This award was established in 1997 to honor LCDR Robert S. Williams. He was a pioneer Navy jet pilot in World War II and later was stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas as a flight instructor. After he retired from the Navy, he moved to Annapolis, where he became a member of NASS and an active supporter of the midshipmen sailing program. Locally, he successfully raced his Cal 25 and Call 227 on the Chesapeake Bay.
Year VOST Intercollegiate 1997 Joy Miller None 1998 Mark Arvidson Mara McGovern 1999 Jason Garza Emelia Spencer 2000 Thienchai Punyafong Miranda Fuentes 2001 Shawn Wilkinson Robert W. Anderson 2002 Kellen Mollahan Monica Meese 2003 David E. Faherty III John Kieth 2004 Jason Miller Slava Haywas 2005 Joe Gursky Kristen Sproat 2006 None James Licata 2007 None Emily Taynor 2008 None Margaret Boyle 2009 None Robert Nordland 2010 None Alice Hong 2011 Nick Padleckas Julie Digiovanni 2012 Duncan Mamer Layne Morrison 2013 Dax Ansley Megan Hough 2014 Ethan Doherty Spencer Nora 2015 Spencer Erjavec Brittany Webb-Martin 2016 Matthew Dodds Tyler Fleig 2017 Zack Bauer Kent Mathes 2018 Devin Sauerhoff Bart Winn
- Cotter Family Navigation Award