Captain Joe Prosser Award for Excellence in Sailing
The Captain Joe Prosser Award was awarded this year at US Sailing's National Sailing Programs Symposium in cooperation with the United States Merchant Marine Academy's Sail Training Program (Kings Point, NY). This prestigious award was created to recognize the life achievement of the Merchant Marine Academy's first sailing master, Captain C.A. "Joe" Prosser, USMS.
Eligibility for the award is as follows: The award may be to an organization which has, in the opinion of the US Sailing Training Committee, made an exemplary contribution toward improving the quality and safety in the training or instruction of sailors.
Nominees for the award should be members of US Sailing, and may be professionals in the field of sailing instruction. Organizations may be either "for-profit" or "not-for-profit"; and may be engaged in sailing instruction on a part-time or full-time basis. Nominees shall embody all characteristics of sportsmen: namely honor, integrity and a selfless dedication to the sport. In addition to the trophy, a $500 credit funded by US Sailing’s Training Committee will be awarded annually to the selected school or program for Instructor Training.
Past recipients of the Captain Joe Prosser Award:
1994 - Dave Perry
1995 - Susie Trotman
1996 - Jo and Dale Mogle
1997 - Holland "Cappy" Capper
1998 - Gary Jobson
1999 - John Kantor
2000 - John C. Linehan
2001 - Junior Sailing, Long Island Sound
2002 - Chicago Yacht Club
2003 - US Naval Academy Sail Training Program
2004 - OCSC - San Francisco Bay Sailing School
2005 - Club Nautique
2006 - Lake Merritt Boating Center
2007 - Sail Newport
2010 - Community Boating, Inc.
2012 - Milwaukee Community Sailing Center