In 2010, the Board of Trustees and the Hawksworth Family established a perpetual trophy in recognition of John R. Hawksworth. Johnny was one of our more accomplished sailors who joined FBYC in 1954 at age 13 as an unattached junior member from the family that had sold the club its original property on Fishing Bay in 1948. He represented FBYC in the Jollyboat Worlds in Melbourne Australia in 1970, led our club to victory as skipper of a Naval Academy 44' yawl in the 1974 Lloyd Phoenix Invitational Regatta in Annapolis, was a co-recipient of the Mathew Fontaine Maury Bowl in 1983 for his outstanding contribution to the club's junior program, and served as Commodore in 1986.
The award winner shall be the skipper of the one design class in the club's Annual One Design Regatta with a minimum average number of 5 starters per race and with the lowest score as calculated by a formula further detailed in the Sailing Instructions for the event, that formula being the same formula used for the Brenton S. Halsey, Jr. Memorial Trophy. The intended purpose of the formula is to identify that class winner who has been most competitive as measured both by the degree to which he has consistently been at the top of his class and the number of boats against which he has competed. In the event of a tie, unbreakable by traditional means, the award will be presented to the skipper with the largest point spread between himself and the next boat within his fleet. The award shall be made at the conclusion of the regatta. The Board of Trustees may change the provisions of the award, if at any future date it becomes expedient to do so.
|2010||John Aras (AYC)||Flying Scot|
|2011||John Aras (AYC)||Flying Scot|
|2012||John Aras (AYC)||Flying Scot|
|2013||Trent Levy (FBYC)||Optimist|
|2014||Benton Amthor (FBYC)||Optimist|
|2015||Guthrie Braun (FBYC)||Optimist|
|2016||Guthrie Braun (FBYC)||Optimist|
HAWKSWORTH Trophy Score = (Class Score/Average Starters) times (Minimum Races/Class Races)
- Class Score is the total low point score achieved by the Class Winner in his class as provided by the Sailing Instructions.
- Average Starters is the average number of boats that started in that class.
- Minimum Races is the number of races completed by the class that has the fewest number of races completed.
- Class Races is the number of races completed in the class being scored.
Eligible class winners shall be the winners of classes that have been given a separate start and have had at least five boats starting in every race.
The intended purpose of the formula is to identify that class winner who has been most competitive as measured both by the degree to which he has consistently been at the top of his class and the number of boats against which he has competed.