Awards

Sailing Trophies

  • California Cup
    • History

      2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the first California Cup Regatta. While the competition has taken many forms over the years, there is on common thread for each event - those competing for CYC's most prestigious trophy represent the best there is in West Coast Sailing.

      The competition for this prestigious trophy is unique in the world of sailing. The event may be staged at any time of year as either a match race or a fleet race, or the club reserves the right to invite any type of boat they feel is significant.

      In 1963, Walt Podolak's 10-Meter Coquille won the first running of the event in a match race. The next year, Don Gumpertz's Tangent was victorious over a fleet of other Cal 40s. Over the years there have been some very interesting match-ups. In 1965, John Kilroy's ketch-rigged maxi Kialoa II match raced former America's Cup winner Columbia, and in '71 Robert Lynch's beautiful 82-foot M-boat Sirius II defeated maxis Kialoa II and Grey Beard. This premier event has mirrored sailing in Southern California. The emphasis has been on big boats: maxis, 12-Meters and Sleds, but there have also been popular smaller classes such as the Cal 40s and Six-Meters.

      Two-time winner Ragtime beat both the 12-Meter Newsboy and the maxi Windward Passage to have her name engraved on the ornate silver cup. A few years later Passage earned her right to have a half model mounted on the Cal Cup wall at the club by defeating Kialoa III. Long-time rivals Drifter and Merlin met in '78 and '79, with Drifter winning both matches. Sailing the 12-Meter Enterprise, Malin Burnham beat Dennis Conner aboard Freedom to take the prize in 1980 and St. Francis VII and VIII added to the Northern California club's long list of Six-Meter victories with wins in '81 and '83. In 1984, when George Coumantaros' maxi Boomerang was tearing up the IOR scene, she outsailed Kialoa IV in the final match while Sorcery and Ondine sailed for third place honors.

      In 1985, the new ULDB 70s raters were invited to try close course buoy racing with Cal Cup as the prize. No longer were the sleds just for off-the-wind long distance racing. Cal Cup competition affected sled design with deck layouts evolving to match the demands of around the buoys racing. The sleds dominated Cal Cup for many years with as many as 15 entries on the line during the heyday of the sled class. 20 man crews took over the club during the three-day event. The sled era brought champions like Blondie, Evolution, Silver Bullet and Pyewacket.

      In 1995, CYC invited the new and popular Melges 24 Class to compete for more than just the Cal Cup. Invitations were sent to the top sailors in North America with prize money for the champions. Dave Ullman was the first Melges 24 Cal Cup champion followed by Joe Londrigan. The sleds returned in '97 and '98 with CYC's own Evolution owned by Brack Duker winning both races (his third, the boats fourth).

      The regatta was not held again until 2001, when the International Farr 40 Class was invited to their first California Cup regatta. The class continued to compete for the title through 2004. Following a two year hiatus, the sleds returned to vie for the Cup in 2007. In 2010, Brack Duker returned to defend his title in this storied class to win an unprecedented sixth Cal Cup on his boat, Holua.

      Past California Cup Winners

      YEAR

      CHAMPION

      TYPE

      SKIPPER / YC

      CHALLENGER

      2016

      Pyewacket

      Andrews 70

      Roy Disney, CYC

      Fleet Races

      2015

      Enfant Terrible

      Farr 40

      Alberto Rossi NYYC

      Fleet Races

      2014

      Plenty

      Farr 40

      Alex Roepers NYYC

      Fleet Races

      2013

      Pyewacket
      Viva La Vida

      Andrews 70
      Farr 40

      Roy Disney, CYC
      Jeff Stew/Bill Durant, LBYC

      Fleet Races

      2012 >

      Taxi Dancer

      R/P 70

      Yabsley/Parker/Compton, SBYC

      Fleet Races

      2011 >

      Holua

      SC 70

      Brack Duker, CYC

      Fleet Races

      2010

      Holua

      SC 70

      Brack Duker, CYC

      Fleet Races

      2009

      Holua

      SC 70

      Brack Duker, CYC

      Fleet Races

      2008

      Holua

      SC 70

      Brack Duker, CYC

      Fleet Races

      2007

      Grand Illusion

      SC 70

      Ed McDowell, KHYC

      Fleet Races

      2004

      Samba Pa Ti

      Farr 40

      John Kilroy Jr./CYC

      Fleet Races

      2003

      Shadow

      Farr 40

      Peter Stoneberg / St.FYC

      Fleet Races

      2002

      Barking Mad

      Farr 40

      James Richardson / NYYC

      Fleet Races

      2001

      Crocodile Rock

      Farr 40

      A. Geremia & S. Harris / SBYC

      Fleet Races

      1998

      Evolution

      SC 70

      B. Duker / CYC

      Fleet Races

      1997

      Evolution

      SC 70

      B. Duker / CYC

      Fleet Races

      1996

      USA 9

      Melges 24

      J. Londrigan / SDYC

      Fleet Races

      1995

      USA 3

      Melges 24

      D. Ullman / BYC

      Fleet Races

      1994

      Pyewacket

      SC 70

      R. Disney / CYC

      Fleet Races

      1993

      Silver Bullett

      SC 70

      J. DeLaura / LAYC

      Fleet Races

      1992

      Alchemy

      Dencho 70

      D.&M. Compton / SBYC

      Fleet Races

      1991

      Evolution

      SC 70

      B. Duker / CYC

      Fleet Races

      1990

      Evolution

      SC 70

      B. Doughty / CYC

      Fleet Races

      1989

      Chance

      SC 70

      R. McNulty / LAYC

      Fleet Races

      1988

      Blondie

      SC 70

      P. Farrah / LBYC

      Fleet Races

      1987

      Citius

      SC 70

      B. Wilson / LAYC

      Fleet Races

      1986

      Blondie

      SC 70

      P. Farrah / LBYC

      Fleet Races

      1985

      Katmandu

      SC 70

      J. Landon / SDYC

      Fleet Races

      1984

      Boomerang

      80 Sloop

      G. Coumantaros / NYYC

      Kialoa IV

      1983

      St. Francis VIII

      6-Meter

      P. Cayard / St.FYC

      California I

      1982

      Condor

      80' Sloop

      R. Bell / RBYC

      Kialoa IV

      1981

      St. Francis VII

      6-Meter

      J. Bertrand / St.FYC

      Ranger

      1980

      Enterprise

      12-Meter

      M. Burnham / SDYC

      Freedom

      1979

      Drifter

      69' Sloop

      H. Moloscho / LBYC

      Merlin

      1978

      Drifter

      69' Sloop

      H. Moloscho / LBYC

      Merlin

      1977

      Windward

      73' Sloop

      M.& F. Johnson / LYC

      Kialoa III

      1976

      Balleyhoo

      73' Sloop

      J. Rooklyn / Australia

      Kialoa III

      1975

      Sorcery

      61' Sloop

      J. Wood / CYC

      Joli

      1974

      Ragtime

      62' Sloop

      Miller, Pasquini , White / LBYC

      Windward Passage

      1973

      Ragtime

      62' Sloop

      Miller, Pasquini , White / LBYC

      Newsboy

      1972

      Bright Star

      Ericson 46

      B. Ficker / NHYC

      Robin West

      1971

      Sirius II

      82' Cutter

      R. Lynch / NHYC

      Kialoa II

      1970

      Columbia

      12-Meter

      P. Dougan / BCYC

      Endless Summer

      1969

      Blackfin

      73' Ketch

      K. DeMeuse / St.FYC

      Windward Passage

      1968

      Gem

      Columbia 50

      C. Hathaway / CYC

      Cygnus

      1967

      Stormvogel

      73' Ketch

      C. Bruynzeel / RDYC

      Kialoa II

      1966

      Chubasco

      67' Yawl

      D. Haskell / NHYC

      Narrangansett

      1965

      Kialoa II

      73' Ketch

      J. Kilroy / CYC

      Columbia

      1964

      Tangent

      Cal 40

      D. Gumpertz / CBYC

      Fleet Races

      1963

      Couquille

      10-Meter

      W. Podalack / CBYC

      Sirius


  • Cal Race Week
    • Thomas K. Armstrong California Challenge Trophy

      Dedicated By Staff Commodore Thomas K. Armstrong

      History

      This trophy was originally presented to the California Yacht Club in 1985. The original Deed of Gift was intended to promote team competition between yacht clubs in Santa Monica Bay. Each club was invited to bring their five best boats and crews and compete under a common handicap system. As the years passed, the number of boats per team was slowly reduced to three.

      In 1991, the trophy was re-deeded to include teams from all over the State of California. This change immediately helped the regatta with San Diego Yacht Club breaking California Yacht Clubs six year reign on the trophy. The new format called for each club to compete in a Schock 35, a J-24 and two Lasers. This allowed the clubs to demonstrate their abilities in both large and small keelboats as well as dinghies. The addition of the Lasers frequently meant that juniors were included on the teams.

      In April 2000 the Trophy was re-activated after sitting dormant for five years. The trophy is now awarded at Cal Race Week to the yacht club whose three boat team has the lowest combined score during the event, counting each boat's final class standing as one score. A yacht club may enter up to three teams with each team to consist of three boats from three different classes.

      Past Winners

      2016 California YC
      M242 - Trolleycar
      J70 - Minor Threat
      Viper 640 - V
      Peter Stazicker
      Jeff Janov
      Doug Johnstone
      2015 California YC M242 - Trolleycar
      J70 - Minor Threat
      J109 - Grace O'Malley
      Peter Stazicker
      Jeff Janov
      Alice Leahey
      2014 California YC Viper 640 - Team V
      J80 - Avet
      M242 - All In
      Doug Johnstone
      Curt Johnson
      Mike George
      2013 California YC M242 - Dean
      J109 - Grace O'Malley
      RLC - Margaritaville 1.5
      Duncan Cameron
      Alice Leahey
      Jay Steinbeck
      2012 California YC M242 - Dean
      J109 - Grace O'Malley
      Open 5.7 - KOA
      Duncan Cameron
      Alice Leahey
      David Brown
      2011 California YC M242 - Trolleycar
      J24 - Take Five
      J109 - Grace O'Malley
      Peter Stazicker
      Team Take Five
      Alice Leahey
      2010 California YC Farr 40 - Piranha
      PHRF 4 - Ho'omele
      Martin 242 - Trolleycar
      Dave Voss
      Scott Tobin
      Petersen / Stazciker
      2009 California YC Farr 40 - Dark Star
      J/80 - Avet
      Martin 242 - All In
      Jeff Janov
      Curt Johnson
      Mike George
      2008
      California YC Fast 40s - XL
      J/105 - Invisible
      Martin 242 - All In
      Antony Barran
      Jeff Janov
      Mike George
      2007 Southwestern YC Staghound - Fast 50s
      Nemesis - Sportboat
      Underdog - J/80
      Alec Oberschmidt
      Geoff Longenecker
      John Steen
      2006 Long Beach YC Fast 50s - Peligroso
      Schock 35 - Whiplash
      J/80 - Blue Moon
      Campbell / Williams
      Ray Godwin
      Roland Fournier
      2005 Long Beach YC J/109 - Current Obsession
      Schock 35 - Whiplash
      J/105 - Indigo 3
      Gary Mozer
      Ray Godwin
      Scott Birnberg
      2004 California YC PHRF B - Cuvee Caliente
      Schock 35 - Piranha
      Martin 242 - Strange Crew
      Mahaffey Family
      Dave Voss
      Hathaway / Leeds / Cate
      2002 California YC PHRF A - Pendragon IV
      Schock 35 - Outlier
      Martin 242 - Evil Twin
      John MacLauren
      Schmidt / Gordon
      Leweck / McLean
      2001 St. Francis YC PHRF 1 - Wasabi
      Farr 40 - Shadow
      Star - #7631
      Dale Williams
      Peter Stoneberg
      Doug Smith
      2000 Santa Barbara YC ULDB 70 - Alchemy
      Farr 40 - Crocodile Rock
      Volvo 1 - Impact
      D. & M. Compton
      Alexandra Geremia
      Melville / Kieding




      1994

      California YC

      Schock 35
      J-24

      Laser Laser
      Dick Schmidt Alan Field Derek Simms Frank Glynn
      1993 San Diego YC Schock 35
      J-24 Laser Laser
      Scot Tempesta Rick Merriman Brian Camet Alex Camet
      1992 California YC Schock 35
      J-24 Laser Laser
      Bill Petersen Bob Little Steve Kelley Frank Glynn
      1991 San Diego YC Schock 35
      J-24 Laser Laser
      Scot Tempesta Chris Snow

      Randy Lake

      Craig Moss
      1990 California YC Holy Guacamole Scooter Gremlin Bill Petersen Bill Herrschaft Jim Hammitt
      1989 California YC

      Piranha Cowardly Lion Scooter Party Girl Dave Voss Dan Crowley Jim Hammitt Tom Leweck
      1988 California YC

      Hit and Run Last Tango
      Rimfire

      Cowardly Lion Bacchanal
      Bill Herrschaft Jim Morris Steve Grillon Tom Leweck Ben Mitchell, Jr.
      1987 California YC

      Bacchanal GU Raging Ros
      Rimfire
      Thumper
      Ben Mitchell, Jr. Bill Herrschaft Tom Leweck Steve Grillon Steve Hathaway
      1986 California YC

      Last Tango Lizzie B
      Rimfire Thumper Tiburon
      Jim Morris Steve Hathaway Mark Green Bill Herrschaft Steve Curran
      1985 California YC

      Pacific High
      Ghost Busters Fast Party Girl
      Rimfire
      Steve Hathaway Peter Isler Bill Petersen

      Leweck
      Kimo Worthington

      Charles Tanner Trophy (PHRF Class Winners)
      Fred F. Harris Trophy (One Design Class Winners)

  • Harris Regatta
    • Commodore's Trophy (One Design Overall)
      Fred Harris Libation Cup (PHRF Overall)

  • King of Spain Trophy
    • History

      This trophy dates back to 1929 when CYC member Owen Churchill competed for and won the trophy on many occasions. King Alphonse of Spain originally dedicated the trophy in 1928 to promote racing in the eight-meter class. Mr. Churchill, an Olympic Gold medalist had won the trophy six times in eight tries and playfully enforced his "ownership rights" by retiring the trophy. In 1968, Churchill was persuaded to bring the trophy back to CYC where it was re-dedicated for winners of various Olympic Classes competitions. In the late 1970's, the trophy was dedicated solely to the International Star Class as it remains today.

      Past Winners

      2016 - Eric Doyle / Payson Infelise
      2015 - Jim Buckingham / Austin Sperry
      2014 - Jim Buckingham / Austin Sperry
      2013 - Mark Renolds / Hal Haenel
      2012 - Jim Buckingham / Austin Sperry
      2011 – Mark Reynolds / Hal Haenel
      2010 – Rod Hagebols / Phil Chadwick
      2009 – Ben Mitchell / Hal Haenel
      2008 – Andy MacDonald / Magnus Liljedahl
      2007 – Andrew Horton / Brad Nichol
      2006 – Frederick Loof
      2005 – Eric Doyle / Chuck Beek
      2004 – Eric Doyle
      2003 – Erik Lidecis
      2002 – Max Treacy / R. Anthony Shanks
      2001 – George Szabo / Austin Sperry
      2000 – Vince Brun / Brian Terhaar
      1999 – Vince Brun / Rodrigo Meirelles
      1998 – Eric Doyle / Brian Terhaar
      1997 – J.A. MacCausland / Phil Trinter
      1996 – Ben Mitchell / Bill Stump
      1995 – Ben Mitchell / Bill Stump
      1994 – Vince Brun / Mike Dorgan
      1993 – Steve Gould / Hal Haenel
      1992 – Vince Brun / Brian Ledbetter
      1991 – Mark Reynolds / Hal Haenel
      1990 – Barton Beek / Hugo Schirer
      1989 – Steve Gould / Greg Siek
      1988 – Jack Dollahite / Dietrich
      1987 – Ben Mitchell / Bill Stump
      1986 – Mark Reynolds / Hal Haenel
      1985 – Vince Brun / Todd Cozzens
      1984 – Henry Sprague / E. Bennett
      1983 – Mark Reynolds
      1982 – John Driscoll
      1981 – Trigve Lijestrand
      1980 – Trigve Lijestrand
      1979 – Bob McNiel
      1978 – Bengt Hellsten
      1977 – Paul Burrard
      1976 – Rick Taylor / Richard Loufek (Tornado)
      1975 – R. Paul Allen
      1974 – Cappy Sheeley
      1973 – Timmothy Taylor (Tornado)
      1972 – Harry G. Melges Jr. (Soling)
      1971 – Robert Mosbacher (Soling)
      1970 – Robert Andre (Finn)
      1969 – Lowell North / Peter Barrett
      1937 – Owen Churchill, Angelita
      1935 – Owen Churchill, Angelita
      1934 – Owen Churchill, Angelita
      1932 – Owen Churchill, Angelita
      1931 – Dan Merle-Smith, Thisbe
      1930 – Lewis Luckenback, Marin
      1929 – Owen Churchill, Babe

  • King Of The Hill Trophy
    • The King of the Hill Trophy is awarded to the winning boat in the annual King of the Hill race, an end-of-the-season championship race for the Sunset Series. The “best of the best” from each of the classes in the Racing Division are invited to compete in this inverted-start race. The intent is to pit the best sailors in each class against each other with the boat crossing the finish line first declared as the “King of the Hill” for that year.

      This was a pre-existing trophy that in 2002 was re-dedicated to this end-of-the-season championship race for the Sunset Series.

      Past Winners

      2016 - Margaritaville 1.5, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
      2015 - Margaritaville 1.5, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
      2014 - Margaritaville 1.5, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
      2013 – Plankton, John Staff (CYC)
      2012 – All In, Michael George (CYC)
      2011 – Margaritaville 1.5, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
      2010 – Dark Star, Jeff Janov (CYC)
      2009 – Piranha, David Voss (CYC)
      2008 – Piranha, David Voss (CYC)
      2007 – Cuvee Caliente, Mahaffey Family (CYC)
      2006 – Pendragon IV, John MacLaurin (CYC)
      2005 – Bandit, Cheda, Thomas & Fleck (SCCYC)
      2004 – Creeper, Curran Family (CYC)
      2003 – Black Knight, Phil & Martin Friedman (DRYC)
      2002 – Ghost II, Al Berg (SMWYC)

  • Lyle Series Trophy
  • Pacific Cup Trophy
  • Stephen Newmarc Transpac Trophy
    • TOP CYC BOAT IN TRANSPAC (Overall)

      This trophy was donated to the California Yacht Club for the purpose of encouraging members to participate in the bi-annual Honolulu Race while flying the CYC burgee. The trophy is awarded to the California Yacht Club entry that has the best standing in the overall fleet.

      The Transpacific Yacht Club hosts this 2,225 nautical mile race each odd-numbered year. The race starts off Pt. Fermin, California (just outside Los Angeles Harbor) and finishes between the Diamond Head lighthouse and a bell buoy off the shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The only mark of the course is the West end of Catalina.

      Through the generosity of CYC management, this trophy was completely refurbished in June 2001, making it a timely tribute to the first CYC entry to place 1st Overall in the history of the club.

      In 2009, this trophy was awarded to John Kilroy, Jr.'s TP 52 Samba Pa Ti, which not only posted the fastest corrected time for a CYC entry, but also finished first in class and first overall.

      YEAR

      YACHT NAME

      OWNER

      COMMENTS

      2009

      Samba Pa Ti

      John Kilroy, Jr.

      1st Overall

      2007

      Paddy Wagon

      Richard & Jan Mainland

      2003

      Pendragon IV

      John & Sue MacLaurin

      2001

      Bull

      Seth Radow

      1st Overall

      1999

      Cheval II

      Hal Ward

      1997

      Stealth Chicken

      Liz Hjorth

      3rd Overall

      1995

      Cheval II

      Hal Ward

      1st to Finish

      1991

      Deception

      Dave Meginnity

      1989

      Taxi Dancer

      Mitchell Rouse

      1987

      Pyewacket

      Roy Disney

      1985

      Majic

      Vice Commodore Steve Curran and James Hokinson

      1983

      Apple Pie

      Larry Schecter

      1981

      Night Train

      Bob Crum

      1979

      Mamie

      Milton Smith

      1977

      Solution

      E. Benjamin Mitchell

      1975

      Mamie

      Milton Smith

      2nd Overall

      1973

      Mamie

      Milton Smith

      1971

      Mamie

      Milton Smith

      1969

      Mamie

      Milton Smith

      1967

      Pirate II

      Merritt Adamson

      1965

      Hanalei

      Hays McLellan

      2nd Overall

      1963

      Mamie

      Milton Smith

      1947

      Southwind

      George Brent

      1939

      Fandango

      E.W. Pauley

      1936

      Zoe H.

      R.K. Person

      1934

      Monsoon

      D.H. Radcliffe

      3rd Overall

      1926

      Poinsettia

      Walter W. Horne

      2nd Overall

      1923

      Spindrift

      Eugene Overton

  • St. Petersburg Yacht Club Trophy
    • With the winning of the prestigious St. Petersburg Yacht Club trophy for the 2005 Star Keane North American Championship, California Yacht Club became one of only a very few yacht clubs to be recognized three times for excellence in race management by US SAILING. General Chairman, Staff Commodore Alex Benson, Principal Race Officer, Staff Commodore Bill Stump, and 2005 Commodore Bill Petersen accepted the trophy at the the US SAILING General Meeting on behalf of the CYC membership. The duo of Benson and Stump had previously teamed up to win the St. Petersburg trophy in 2002 when CYC hosted the Star class for their World Championship.

      The trophy, emblematic of "excellence in race management," was awarded originally by St. Petersburg Yacht Club in the late 1960s to recognize the yacht club which ran the best regatta. The trophy was retired for several years before being donated to US SAILING in 1977. Participating skippers and visiting race officials select the winner based on race management superiority. The trophy consists of a hand engraved scene of the start of a race with unique details which even show the signal flags on the race committee boat.

      This award represents the true meaning of teamwork, as innumerable California Yacht Club members volunteered their time, talents and energies towards one common goal - ensuring the highest quality championship - both on and off the water.

      CYC first won the St. Petersburg Trophy in 1996 for hosting the Schock 35 National Championship that was co-chaired by Staff Commodores Charlie Kelley and Dick Hampikian.

      PAST WINNERS

      2008 Southwestern Yacht Club
      2007 St. Petersburg Yacht Club
      2006 Corpus Christi Yacht Club
      2005 California Yacht Club - Star Keane North Americans
      2004 Indian Harbor & Riverside Yacht Clubs
      2003 Not Awarded
      2002 California Yacht Club - Nautica 2002 Star Class World Championship
      2001 Richmond (California) Yacht Club – Byte North Americans
      2000 Beverly Yacht Club - 1999 Shields National Championship
      1999 Lake Norman Yacht Club - Thistle National Championship
      1998 Cedar Point Yacht Club - US Team Racing Championship for the Hinman Trophy
      1997 Fort Worth Boat Club - 1996 J/22 World Championship
      1996 California Yacht Club - Schock 35 National Championship
      1995 Cleveland Yachting Club - 50th Annual Thistle National Championship
      1994 Eastern Yacht Club - Star Class North Americans
      1993 Windycrest Sailing Club - Catalina 22 National Championship
      1992 Beverly Yacht Club - Shields National Championship
      1991 Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club - 1990 E Scow Class Nationals
      1990 Houston Yacht Club - 1989 Tornado World Championship
      1989 Rochester Yacht Club - J/24 North Americans
      1988 San Diego Yacht Club - Star and Soling Olympic Trials
      1987 Bayview Yacht Club - Etchells 22 North Americans
      1986 Corinthian Sailing Club - US Team Racing Championship for the Hinman Trophy
      1985 Long Beach Yacht Club - US Match Racing Championship for the Prince of Wales Bowl
      1984 Houston Yacht Club - Sunfish North Americans
      1983 Waikiki Yacht Club - Pan Am Clipper Cup Series
      1982 Beverly Yacht Club - Buzzards Bay Regatta
      1981 Alamitos Bay Yacht Club - Snipe World Championship
      1980 Long Beach Yacht Club - Race Week 1980
      1979 Island Bay Yacht Club - Sunfish North Americans
      1978 Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club - Champion of Champions
      1969 Long Beach Yacht Club - Congressional Cup
      1968 Alamitos Bay Yacht Club
      1967 Royal Canadian Yacht Club

  • Sunset Series
    • The Sunset Series dates back to 1932 when CYC was still located at it's original site in the Los Angeles Harbor area of Wilmington. At that time, CYC held a weekly regatta during the summer months and had a wide variety of boats entered, including smaller dinghies. In 1941, CYC's Wilmington clubhouse was taken over by the US Coast Guard and CYC became dormant; the original version of the Sunset Series came to an end.

      In the early 1960's, CYC was reactivated and moved to its current location in Marina del Rey. The Sunset Series was quick to follow with the first race being conducted on a Thursday evening in the summer of 1964. Twenty-nine boats entered the first Sunset Series race that year. By the following year, the event had grown to over 80 entries representing 12 yacht clubs. In the late 1960's, the Sunset Series was moved from Thursday nights to Wednesday nights, where it remains today. 1967 marked the first year that spinnakers were allowed in the Sunset Series, though only outside of the Marina del Rey harbor – the same rule in effect today.

      1976 marked another significant turning point in the history of the Sunset Series, the introduction of the Marylyn Ritchie Trophy which is awarded to the boat with the best record for the entire season. The trophy's namesake was a constant contributor to CYC and the Race Committee. Marylyn's powerboat Bobber II was frequently used as the RC boat.

      Marylyn Ritchie Trophy

      The Marylyn Ritchie Trophy is awarded annually to the boat with the best overall record in the Sunset Series. Points are awarded each week to every boat and the boat with the most points at the end of the series in September is the winner of the Marylyn Ritchie Trophy. Since 1997, this trophy has been awarded to the best boat in the Racing Division (handicap and one-design boats).



      Past Winners

      2016 - Avet, Curt Johnson
      2015 - Scooter, Liz Hjorth
      2014 - Avet, Curt Johnson
      2013 – Lizzie B, Dick Hampikian
      2012 – Lizzie B, Dick Hampikian
      2011 – Lizzie B, Dick Hampikian
      2010 – Lizzie B, Dick Hampikian
      2009 – Lizzie B, Dick Hampikian
      2008 – Lizzie B, Dick Hampikian
      2007 – Lizzie B, Dick Hampikian
      2006 – Lizzie B, Dick Hampikian
      2005 – Clockwork, Marc Skipwith
      2004 – Cuvee Caliente, Mahaffey Family
      2003 – Lizzie B, Dick Hampikian
      2002 – Raccoon Shack, Mahaffey Family
      2001 – Bandit, Cheda/Thomas/Fleck
      2000 – Bandit, Cheda/Thomas/Fleck
      1999 – Ole Yeller, Lee Lewis
      1998 – Margaritaville, Jay Steinbeck
      1997 – Pendragon, Jay Steinbeck
      1996 – Pendragon, Jay Steinbeck
      1995 – White Knight, Philip Friedman
      1994 – Arana, John Carroll
      1993 – Top Sort, M. Russert / R. Landell
      1992 – I'll Go, Don Preston
      1991 – Blarney, Craig Yandow
      1990 – Shenandoah, McCann / Tunks
      1989 – Walrus, Blomquist / Stolnitz / Trippel
      1988 – Gremlin, The Kelley Family
      1987 – Thumper, S. Stolnitz / J. Morris
      1986 – Avenger, M. Guccione / J. Peterka / B. Hall
      1985 – Pacific High, Steve Hathaway
      1984 – Wings, P. Isler / L. Shabes / W. Cogan
      1983 – Shenandoah, O. McCann / R. Brown
      1982 – Su-Dy IV, Lockton / Lockton / Hedlund
      1981 – Orion, C. Lee / J. Stinson
      1980 – Dead Earnest, Leweck Family
      1979 – Su-Dy IV, A. Lockton III / A. Lockton IV
      1978 – Lollipop, Tom Leweck
      1977 – Sunny, John Simms
      1976 – Woomera, Ken Young

      Millard Rosing Trophy

      The Millard Rosing Trophy is awarded annually to the boat in the Cruising Division with the best overall record in the Sunset Series. Points are awarded each week to every boat in the Cruising Division and the boat with the most points at the end of the series in September is the winner of the Millard Rosing Trophy.




      Past Winners

      2016 Duchess, Ron Jacobs
      2015 Chutzpah, Andy Natker
      2014 Superstar, Steve Zimmerman
      2013 My Time, George Maronich
      2012 Prometheus, George Biddle
      2011 Prometheus, George Biddle

      2010 Windsong, Joe Cowan
      2009 Celerity, Moorhead/Bilson
      2008 Cygnet, Scott Alyn
      2007 Faire Warning, Mike Inmon
      2006 Principessa, Diane Holm and Greg Daley
      2005 Farr Gone, Rick Ruskin and Steve Button
      2004 Faire Warning, MIke Inmon
      2003 Grumpy Old Men
      2002 Compromise
      2001 Brian Harr
      2000 Blue Norther, John Taylor
      1999 Bass, John Rochford
      1998 Duchess, Ron Jacobs
      1997 Compromise III, Allan Elliot

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