2019 FBYC ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS
BY JON MOODY
Fishing Bay Yacht Club held its Annual Meeting and Awards Party on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Hippodrone in Richmond. The following is a list of all of the trophies and recipients that were awarded at the Hippodrone.
The HENRY E. HUTCHESON, JR. MEMORIAL TROPHY is awarded to the Opti sailor with the top standing in CBYRA regattas and our club regattas combined. This year, the award went to Bo Angus.
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, the award went to Chase Utley.
The L. WOOD BEDELL TROPHY is awarded to the junior sailor 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 the first season in their respective race team classes. This year's winners were Cal King for Optis and Henry Ciszewski for 420's.
The JUNIOR COMPETITION TROPHY recognizes the young sailor that has 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 Bo Angus in the Opti, Jordan Bendura in Lasers, and Walker Angus and Mason Chapman Jr in 420's.
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 Kayla Roper in Opti's and Josh Almany in Laser.
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 Andrew Ciszewski for Lasers, and Mason Chapman and Jr and Walker Angus in the 420.
The CAROLINE COLLINS TROPHY honors the outstanding performance by a young lady in the Junior Program, as evidenced by her standing in the Laser Radial results from both the club’s Junior Regatta and the bay-wide CBYRA High Point competition. This year’s recipients are Georgia Wensell in the Opti and Mae Wallace Angus and Eleanor Patterson in the 420.
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. This year’s winners were Drew Meyer and Sebastian Angus.
The BECCA BOAT TROPHY is dedicated in 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 was Mary Calvert Patterson.
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 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 2019 Blanton Bowl was Jon Deutsch.
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 recipient was Lyons and George Burke.
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 recipient was Andrew Ciszewski.
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’s winner from PHRF A won the Spring, Fall, and Distance Series. This year’s winner was 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. This year winner was Ann Daniels.
The SPORTSMANSHIP TROPHY was first presented 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 this award was extended beyond the Offshore Division. This Year's winner was Ron Jenkins.
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. This year’s winner was Lud Kimbrough.
The HUBARD TROPHY was presented by Commodore Happy Hubard, and longtime Junior Activities Chairman, Kenzie Hubard, to be awarded to the outstanding woman sailor for dedication, participation, performance and sportsmanship in sailing. This years winner was Ann-Kinsey Hardin Wash.
The ANNUAL RACE COMMITTEE TROPHY is awarded to the FBYC member who has made the year’s greatest contribution to race committee work. This year’s recipient has been a dedicated Club member for many years and has even earned this award previously. This year’s winner was Sharon Bauer.
It is the Commodore’s privilege to choose the class for the FISHING BAY CHALLENGE BOWL. At the outset of each year, the Commodore selects a fleet for the individual recipient of this trophy with the purpose of encouraging fleet development, competition and participation in that fleet. The 2019 Challenge Bowl awards the FBYC boat across the offshore and one design divisions that best integrated Juniors into their sailing program. This years recipient was was Craig Ciszewski.
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 the One Design Skipper Bob Fleck.
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 of the Fishing Bay Yacht Club to members for outstanding contributions to Fishing Bay Yacht Club. This year’s recipient is the perfect example of the volunteerism spirit that makes this club such a unique place. Most people know this recipient for his sailing adventures. Few may realize that for the past 20 years he has been instrumental in ensuring we have plenty of safe drinking water to support club activities and to fill our tanks before taking long voyages. We take our high quality and plentiful drinking water for granted, but it has not always been that way. This year's recipient was Wes Jones.
The PIANKATANK TROPHY is one of our oldest, yet surely not the most coveted. 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.” That is not to say that recipients lack the requisite boat handling skills to stay out of trouble most of the time. The names of some of our more experienced and accomplished sailors embellish the Rocking Chair. This year’s winner was David Hinckle in ‘honor’ of a 'new' boat that left him poorer if not wiser.
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 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: John Wake.
PERFORMANCE TROPHY – awarded to the FBYC enrolled yacht finishing the greatest number of Club-sponsored PHRF races: Schiehallion - Brad Miller.
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 Wake.
The following 2019 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: Robert Whittemore.
BRENTON S. HALSEY, JR. MEMORIAL TROPHY – awarded to the winner of the Stingray Point Regatta. Neil Ford, Danger Paws from Hampton Yacht Club.
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 David Waiting 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/