Huntington / Steele Trophy
Awarded to the midshipman skipper who wins the Huntington / Steel regatta
History: The race for the sterling silver service set held in late November brings together all phases of the midshipman sailing squadron. the race is sailed in offshore boats with crews representing the dinghies, plebes, VOST, faculty, NASS, sail craft department, and coaches staff. Captain Robert Dache Steele, USN, class of 1945 was the Commodore of NASS and commanding officer of the Naval Station, Annapolis, from 1969 to 1972. As a tribute to him for his deep concern for the welfare of the midshipman, the sailing center staff and coaches organized this regatta in his honor. Upon the death of Robert Huntington, Jr. in 1973, Captain Steele graciously rededicated the Robert D. Steele regatta to the memory of his friend.
Winners of the Huntington / Steele Trophy
Year Crew 1971 Coaches Crew 1972 Dinghy Crew 1973 Coaches Crew 1974 Shields Crew 1975 Plebe Crew 1976 Junior Officers Crew 1977 Dinghy Crew 1978 Offshore IOR Crew 1979 Ensigns 1980 NASS Team #4 1981 Small Craft Team #1 1982 Small Craft Maintenance Crew 1983 Offshore Yawl Team 1984 Professional Development Team 1985 Offshore IOR Crew 1986 Dinghy Crew 1987 Dinghy Crew 1988 Dinghy Crew 1989 Dinghy Crew 1991 VOST 1992 VOST 1994 Sailing Administration 1996 CSTS - Dan Rugg 1997 CSTS - Dan Rugg 1998 CSTS - Dan Rugg 1999 Small Craft Repair - Elliot Oldak 2000 VOST - Garth DeVries 2001 NASS- Juliet Thompson 2002 CSNTS- Dan Rugg 2003 CSNTS- Dan Rugg 2004 Small Craft Repair - Elliot Oldak 2005 CSNTS - Dan Rugg 2006 VOST - Joe Campbell 2007 VOST - Matt Recker 2008 VOST Coaches - Ian Gordon 2009 VOST Coaches - Ian Gordon 2010 IC Team - James Allsop 2011 IC Team - Jason Carminati 2012 VOST - Jon Driesslein 2013 Not Sailed 2014 IC Team - Phil Youngberg 2015 Cutter Shed - Pete Carrico & LT Rob Bowman 2016 VOST Integrity Crew (Sagan) – George Davis 2017 Event Cancelled, bad weather
USS Reina Mercedes Trophy - NASS Trophies
Awarded to the winning skipper of the Reina Mercedes Regatta typically held in Navy Knockabouts.
History: The Reina Mercedes regatta is a race held annually in August of each year. Competitors are employees of the Naval Station Command. Typically Knockabouts are used for competition in this NASS sponsored event
Winners of the U.S.S Reina Mercedes Trophy
Year Recipient Year Recipient 1944 James Abbott 1985 Not Awarded 1945 CDR Warren C. Boles 1986 CAPT John B. Bonds 1946-1949 Not Awarded 1987 Bill Maclay 1950 Assoc. Prof. J.C. Abbott 1989 Leo Flannagan 1951 CDR E.A. Shuman, Jr. 1990 Dan Rugg 1952 CDR E.A. Shuman, Jr. 1991 Ron Rostorfer 1953 LT T.E. Fortson 1992 Joe Convery 1954 CDR Warren C. Boles 1993 Not Awarded 1955 CAPT Warren C. Boles 1994 Dan Rugg 1956 Prof. Alden R. Hefler 1995 Dan Rugg 1957 LT(jg) Robert Norton 1996 Joel Jacobs 1958 LT William Williams III 1997 CAPT Jerry Farrell 1959 LT William Williams III 1998 Dan Rugg 1960 LCDR John Rusling III 1999 Dan Rugg 1961 ENS. Lawrence R. Glenn 2000 Elliott Oldak 1962 LT(jg) Lawrence R. Glenn 2001 CDR Gerard VandenBerg 1963 LCDR John Rusling III 2002 CDR Gerard VandenBerg 1964 Prof. E.C. Gras 2003 Not Contested 1965 LT B.F. Dunbar 2004 Midn 4/c Cullen Shaughnessy 1966 LT W.E. Tobin III 2005 Jahn Tihansky 1967 ENS S.A. Van Dyck 2013 ENS Taylor Vann 1968 LT(jg) S.A. Van Dyck 2014 Not Contested 1969 LT(jg) J. Deermount, Jr. 2015 Not Contested 1970 LT(jg) S.HAllan 2016 Not Contested 1971 ENS David Coit 2017 Not Contested 1972 LT(jg) Scott Perry 1973 ENS Lars Forsberg 1974 LT Fran Wright 1975 LT Tom O'Brien 1976 Graham M. Hall 1977 Charles Kineke 1978 CAPT Edwin Shuman III 1979 ENS Tim McGee 1980 LT Steve Keller 1981 Elliott Oldak 1982 Michael Waters 1983 Russell Snyder 1984 Flanigan & Shoemaker
A.G.B. Grosvenor Trophy - NASS Trophies
Awarded annually to the civilian volunteer member of the NASS who has made exemplary contributions to the mission and programs of the sailing squadron.
The CAPT A.G.B Grosvenor Trophy was established by the Fales Committee in 1978 to honor the late Captain Alexander G. Bell Grosvenor, USNA Class of 1950, Commanding Officer, Naval Station Annapolis, and Commodore, Naval Academy Sailing Squadron. Captain Grosvenor had noted that of all the sailing-oriented trophies awarded at the Naval Academy, none honored the hard working and dedicated volunteers from the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron.
The perpetual trophy on display in the Crown Center Hall of Fame is a fully rigged half-model of the sailing vessel SIREN, a custom-built Sparkman & Stephens 58-foot sloop aboard which Captain Grosvenor served as Head Coach. In the spring of 2003, the Fales Committee re-dedicated the Grosvenor Trophy as the Alex and Marcia Grosvenor Trophy. The renamed trophy recognizes and honors the extraordinary time, effort, and energy that both Captain and Mrs. Grosvenor devoted in supporting all aspects of the Naval Academy sailing programs.
Winners of A.G.B. Grosvenor Trophy
Year Recipient 1978 MR. Me. Lenox 1979 Robert Taber 1980 Robert McWethy 1981 Robert L. Bagey 1982 Marcia Grosvenor 1983 Rodney Tomlinson 1984 Neil Berthier 1985 William Hollow 1986 James Felch 1987 Richard Von Dobhoff 1988 Alva Bowen 1989 CDR Kenneth Holzman 1990 Dave Carvey 1991 Stoddard H. Knowles 1992 Richard F. Emmett 1993 Not Awarded 1994 Gilbert Snow 1995 Dean Balcirak 1996 Thomas I. Richardson 1997 Ted Rogers 1998 Gene Bouslog 1999 Alan Frank 2000 Dan Escalera 2001 Marion Johnson 2002 CAPT Dick Morin, USN(ret) & Mrs. Joan Morin 2003 Not contested 2004 Coach Brad Dellenbaugh 2005 Mike Brownlee 2006 Robert Holmes 2007 Maureen Mills 2008 Richard Lunsford 2009 Paul & Dawn Miller 2010 Bill Muesler 2011 Jan Richardson 2012 Rick Robey 2013 Frieda Wildey 2014 Lynn Ohman 2015 Dan Trammel 2016 John Formisano