2020 FBYC ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS
Fishing Bay Yacht Club held its Virtual Annual Meeting and Awards Party on Saturday, November 14, 2020. This year’s meeting was held virtually under Covid-19 restrictions to ensure the safety of all Club members. 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 Bo Angus.
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 Aiden Ministri.
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 – Clarke Garrett, Laser –Noah Wensell.
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: Bo Angus Laser: Andrew Ciszewski c420: Walker Angus and Mason Chapman, Jr.
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: Andrew Ciszewski 420: Walker Angus and Mason Chapman, Jr.
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: Stephen Utley, Laser: Josh Bendura, and c420: Georgia Wensell and Charlotte Staas.
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: Opti: Madeleine Garrett, Laser: Baylor Goldthwaite, c420: Mae Wallace Angus and Eleanor Patterson.
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 Cyrus Garrett.
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.
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 2020 Blanton Bowl was Britt Drake.
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 Nancy Powell.
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 Britt Drake.
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 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 the 2020 Allen B. Fine Trophy went to Neil R. “Randy” Alley.
In 2015, the CLINARD CUP was donated by former Commodore Noel Clinard , FBYC's first J/70 Owner and the founder and first Fleet Captain of J/70 Fleet 5. It is awarded to an FBYC J/70 yacht for both participation and performance in FBYC events and J/70 Class travel events. The 2020 Clinard Cup was awarded to Mike Karn and Inconceivable.
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 Louise Moore.
The ANNUAL RACE COMMITTEE TROPHY is awarded to the FBYC member who has made the year’s greatest contribution to race committee work. David and Veronica Hinckle were the recipients of the Race Committee Trophy for 2020.
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 John Wake, Flying Scots.
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 has followed in Maury’s tradition in helping educate and instill a love of sailing in our juniors. Jason and Kathryn Angus were this year’s recipients 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.” Christopher Lindbloom, Captain of Boléro, for this year’s Piankatank Award for perseverance in overcoming the limitations and boundaries of the ICW versus the height and depth of his vessel.
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: Nanuq – Glenn Doncaster.
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: Cheeky Monkey - Julie Ann and Paul Wash.
HICKS TROPHY – awarded to the winner of the FBYC’s One-Design Long Distance Race: John and Sharon Wake.
The following 2020 PERPETUAL TROPHIES were awarded at the Event
JOHN R. HAWKSWORTH MEMORIAL TROPHY – awarded to the skipper of the one-design class in the Club’s Annual One-Design Regatta with a minimum average number of five starters per race and with the lowest score as calculated by the formula detailed in the Sailing Instructions for the event: Tyler Andrews.
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 was awarded to James Jacob from Severn Sailing Association.
*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/