2022 FBYC ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS
Fishing Bay Yacht Club held its Virtual Annual Meeting and Awards Party on Saturday, November 12, 2022. This year’s meeting was thankfully held in person at the Bon Secours Training Center. The following is a list of all of the trophies and recipients that were awarded this year.
HENRY E. HUTCHESON, Jr. MEMORIAL TROPHY. This trophy is awarded to the Opti sailor with the top standing in FBYC’s Optimist Summer Race Team Season, as computed via the CBYRA one-design high-point formula. This year, the award went to Henry Latell.
The YOUNG SALT TROPHY is awarded to the Opti Development team sailor who placed the highest in FBYC races during the season using the CBYRA one design high point system. This year’s winner was Finn McKinster.
The L. WOOD BEDELL TROPHY is awarded to the junior sailors under the age of 14 who placed the highest in FBYC races during the season using the CBYRA one design high point system, while participating in their first season in their respective race team classes. This year’s winners were, for Opti – Reid Whittemore.
The JUNIOR COMPETITION TROPHY recognizes the sailors that have most successfully represented FBYC in events conducted by other Yacht Clubs or Associations, above and beyond the regular racing season. This year’s winners were: Opti: Clarke Garrett Laser: Logan Hayes c420: Bo Angus.
The REID A. DUNN TROPHY is awarded to the Junior sailor over the age of 14 who has demonstrated outstanding sailing abilities by placing highest in FBYC Race Team Season using the CBYRA high point system. This year’s winners were: Laser: Logan Hayes c420: Walker Angus.
The ROBERTS BOWL is awarded to the Junior Sailor who has shown the most improvement in their sailing techniques and competitive standing, in comparison to their prior year. This year’s award winners were: Opti: Cyrus Garrett, Laser: Josh Almany, and c420: Justinas Petkauskas and Madeleine Garrett.
The CAROLINE COLLINS TROPHY honors the outstanding performance by our young ladies in each class in the Junior Program, as evidenced by their standing in our schedule’s High Point results. This year’s recipients of the Caroline Collins Trophy were: Laser: Georgia Wensell, c420: Madeleine Garrett.
The UP AND COMING TROPHY recognizes young Development Team sailors with great potential as sailors and team members; and who have a great future at FBYC. The recipient of this year’s Up and Coming Trophy was Blake Martin.
The BECCA BOAT TROPHY is dedicated to the memory of Rebecca Clary Harris, a former FBYC Junior, by her parents, Richard and Kay Clary. Her family remains very active in our Junior Program, both during Junior Week and on the Race Teams. Becca loved FBYC and this award is given each year to the female junior who most exemplifies Becca’s devotion to FBYC. This year’s recipient of the Becca Boat Trophy was Anne-Kinsey Wash and Charlotte Staas.
In 1973, the PATRICK A. GIBSON MEMORIAL TROPHY was established to recognize the one design class with the best participation as a percentage of its fleet size in FBYC sanctioned races. This year’s fleet was again the Flying Scot fleet.
The BLANTON BOWL was presented to the club in 1951 by Mr. R. E. B. Blanton. Today it is awarded to the Laser skipper with the highest standing in Sanctioned Regattas and intra-club races. The winner of the 2022 Blanton Bowl was Reed McAllister.
In 1997, the WAYLAND W. RENNIE CRUISING AWARD was first presented to its namesake to annually honor a member's support of the Cruising Division. This year’s winner was John Koedel III.
Since 1981, the COMPETITION TROPHY has been presented to the skipper or skippers who most successfully represented FBYC at racing events conducted by others, taking into consideration the character of the events, the quality of the competition and the performance of the recipient. This year’s winner was Jackson Montague.
Since 1980, the OFFSHORE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY has been awarded annually to the skipper who accumulates the best point score during the regular racing season. This year the award went to Bob & Lisa Fleck on Mad Hatter.
The ALLEN B. FINE TROPHY was established in 1985 to recognize the importance of good crew members to every skipper. The award for the 2022 Allen B. Fine Trophy went to Mark Stephens.
The SPORTSMANSHIP TROPHY was presented to Fishing Bay Yacht Club by Commodore Russell Collins in August 1992. This trophy is to be awarded to the Offshore Division skipper who displays the best sportsmanship in the Regular Racing Season. This year’s recipient was Brad Miller.
The HUBARD TROPHY was presented by Commodore Happy Hubard, and longtime Junior Activities Chairman, Kenzie Hubard. This trophy is to be awarded to the outstanding woman sailor for dedication, participation, performance and sportsmanship in sailing. This year’s recipient was Holly Sears.
The ANNUAL RACE COMMITTEE TROPHY is awarded to the FBYC member who has made the year’s greatest contribution to race committee work. Rick Klein and David Lee were the recipients of the Race Committee Trophy for 2022.
The COMMODORE’S BOWL was presented in 1949 by the Commodores of the Club who held office from its organization in 1938 to 1949. The award is made annually to the outstanding Skipper in Fishing Bay Yacht Club-sponsored sailing events for the year, based upon performance and participation. The Commodores' Bowl is awarded on an alternating year basis to the Offshore and One-Design Divisions, starting in 1976 with the One-Design Division. This year it was awarded to Phil Webb, One-Design Division.
The Fishing Bay Challenge Bowl is determined by the Commodore to highlight or draw attention to an event or activity which is deserving of special attention. This year, The Fishing Bay Challenge Bowl is awarded to the skipper who most supported the Offshore Division Cruising Class through race participation. This year’s recipient was Wade Thomas on El Cid.
The Matthew Fontaine Maury Bowl is the highest honor Fishing Bay Yacht Club awards. The Bowl is to be awarded by the Board of Trustees to a member that has shown outstanding contributions to the Club. This year’s winner epitomizes the volunteer spirit FBYC strives for and has worked closely with FBYC staff in several projects to assist in project plan, scope, and completion. In addition, he spent countless hours refurbishing club owned boats in preparation for Junior Week. Allen Mason was this year’s recipient of the Matthew Fontaine Maury Bowl.
Piankatank Trophy The final award for this evening is one of our oldest, yet surely not the most coveted: the Piankatank Trophy. This trophy is awarded to the club member “whose actions during the sailing season best exemplify the principle that all is not lost until the boat sinks.” Glenn Doncaster, Captain of Nanuq, won this year’s Piankatank Award for perseverance and seamanship after his forestay parted at the masthead during a race. Our skipper was able to get his boat and crew safely back to the dock and went on the enjoy many more memorable experiences.”
Other PERPETUAL TROPHIES (Awarded at Offshore Closing Day Regatta):
BAKER BOWL – awarded to the Flying Scot skipper with the highest standing in Sanctioned Regattas and intraclub races: John and Sharon Wake.
NOTT MEMORIAL TROPHY – awarded to the skipper of the Flying Scot finishing the greatest number of Sanctioned and Non-Sanctioned FBYC sponsored Flying Scot events during the calendar year: Phil Webb.
PERFORMANCE TROPHY – awarded to the FBYC enrolled yacht finishing the greatest number of Club-sponsored PHRF races: Miles Booth and Shenanigan..
WINDWARD START TROPHY – awarded to the FBYC enrolled PHRF-B yacht with the best score in the Offshore Fall Series: Mad Hatter - Bob and Lisa Fleck.
BARBER TROPHY – awarded to the PHRF-C skipper who beat the most competitors during the Regular Racing Season: Paul and Julie Ann Wash – Cheeky Monkey.
HICKS TROPHY – awarded to the winner of the FBYC’s One-Design Long Distance Race: Walker Angus.
The following 2022 PERPETUAL TROPHIES were awarded during the year:
CHESAPEAKE LASER MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY – awarded to the winner of a series of races in Lasers sailed by persons 35 years of age or older. This year it was awarded to James Jacob from Severn Sailing Association.
BRENTON S. HALSEY, JR. MEMORIAL TROPHY - This trophy is to be awarded on a perpetual basis to the winner of the Brenton S. Halsey, Jr. Memorial Regatta, now known as the “Stingray Point Regatta.” This year the winner was David Tabor.
*For more details on the description of each award, its history, award recipients, and a photo of what the award looks like please go to https://www.fbyc.net/club/trophies/