Up and Coming Trophy


Presented in 1999 by Jan Monnier and Mike Fehn, two of junior sailing's biggest fans, with the intent of recognizing young sailors with potential and in hopes that this award will encourage a child and their family to continue racing an Optimist. The wooden plaque with the Opti half-hull was given to the Club with the intent that it be awarded in the future using the following criteria.

The Up and Coming Trophy is to be awarded annually to the junior member of Fishing Bay Yacht Club who meets the following qualifications: under 15 years of age; racing an Optimist in at least 3 FBYC or interclub race events which have Optimist fleets (Green Fleet included); and consistently shows enthusiasm for learning the art of sailing, determination to continue improving their racing skills and respect for other sailors.

If the Optimist class should no longer be an active fleet at FBYC, and a new class is used for training our newest sailors, the wording should be revised to reflect the new class, but all other criteria shall remain the same.

1999    Eliza Strickland
2000   Karis Crosby
2001   Betsy Carwile
2002   Mark Buchanan
2003   Austin Powers
2004   Natalie Wirt
2005   Kendall Swenson
2006   Eric Roos & Conrad Roos
2007   Erin Jacob
2008   Hannah Steadman & Claire Lennarz
2009   Jeremy Herrin
2010   Nicolas Lennarz & Luke Hayes
2011   Guthrie Braun & Ralph Levy
2012   Dean Tennant & Jackson Montague
2013   Reed McAllister & Gannon Troutman
2014   Michael Mason & Joshua Almany
2015   Walker Angus & Chase Brewer
2016   Bo Angus & John Thomas Mason
2017   Noah Wensell
2018   Cal King & Charlotte Staas
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Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)

Phone Numbers: Club House 804-776-9636

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