Race Admininstration AwardsSt. Petersburg Yacht Club Trophy
Emblematic of excellence in race management, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club Trophy was awarded originally by St. Petersburg Yacht Club in the late 1960s to recognize the club which ran the best regatta. The trophy was retired for several years, then was donated to US Sailing in 1977. The winner is selected on the basis of race management superiority and evaluation by participating skippers.
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Harman Hawkins Trophy
Harman Hawkins was a past president of the United States Yacht Racing Union (now United States Sailing Association), a commodore of Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, a president of the YRA of Long Island Sound, and a commodore of the Storm Trysail Club. His extraordinary involvement in sailing and his numerous chairmanships of the Appeals, Judges and Legal Committees brought him many honors and awards including the Nathanael H. Herreshoff Trophy, US Sailing's highest award. It is most fitting that this award be named after Harman, a man that gave back so much to the sport he loved.
A US Sailing perpetual trophy - a bronze 12” Herreshoff signal canon mounted on a teak base - awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing in the field of Race Administration (Judging, Umpiring, Race Management, Appeals and Racing Rules).
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