St. Petersburg Trophy
2012 St. Petersburg Trophy Winner:
Corinthian Sailing Club, Dallas. TX
2011 Championship of Champions Regatta
Emblematic of excellence in race management, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club Trophy was awarded originally by St. Petersburg Yacht Club in the late 1960s to recognize the club which ran the best regatta. The trophy was retired for several years, then was donated to US Sailing in 1977. The winner is selected on the basis of race management superiority and evaluation by participating skippers.
Note: Qualifying an event for consideration requires some pre-planning. Information about the steps required are provided below.
|1967 Royal Canadian Yacht Club||1993 Windycrest Sailing Club|
|1968 Alamitos Bay Yacht Club||1994 Eastern Yacht Club|
|1969 Long Beach Yacht Club||1995 Cleveland Yachting Club|
|1978 Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club||1996 California Yacht Club|
|1979 Island Bay Yacht Club||1997 Fort Worth Boat Club|
|1980 Long Beach Yacht Club||1998 Cedar Point Yacht Club|
|1981 Alamitos Bay Yacht Club||1999 Lake Norman Yacht Club|
|1982 Beverly Yacht Club||2000 Beverly Yacht Club|
|1983 Waikiki Yacht Club||2001 Richmond (California) Yacht Club|
|1984 Houston Yacht Club||2002 California Yacht Club|
|1985 Long Beach Yacht Club||2003 Not Awarded|
|1986 Corinthian Sailing Club||2004 Indian Harbor and Riverside Yacht Clubs|
|1987 Bayview Yacht Club||2005 California Yacht Club|
|1988 San Diego Yacht Club||2006 Corpus Christi Yacht Club|
|1989 Rochester Yacht Club||2007 St. Petersburg Yacht Club|
|1990 Houston Yacht Club||2008 Southwestern Yacht Club|
|1991 Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club||2009 Carolina Yacht Club of North Carolina|
|1992 Beverly Yacht Club||2010 Rochester Yacht Club|
|2011 Annapolis Yacht Club|
Administrative Information: The regatta may have any number of yachts entered; consist of at least three closed-course races, and have nonprofessional race management. For all events run after January 1, 2010 the principal race officer and chief judge must be certified at any level in race management or judging from US Sailing, another MNA or ISAF. The 2013 award will be for events conducted between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013. Regattas held after August 31, 2012 will be entered in 2013. The host club must comply with the application requirements including postmarking the Club Entry Form, no later than September 7, 2013. Up to two entries a year per yacht club will be considered.
Skipper's Ballot: The Skipper's Ballot can be reproduced and given to each skipper with an envelope to be returned (sealed) to a club representative after the racing is completed. Ballots should not be returned directly to US Sailing by skippers. Although the completed ballots are to be unsigned, the club may use a checklist of skippers' names to record ballots returned, to facilitate collecting as many completed ballots as possible. No financial inducements are permitted to encourage completion of the skipper's ballots or other forms. A minimum of 60% or 40 completed ballots (whichever is fewer), must be returned. Comments on the enclosed form will be reviewed to help interpret skippers' responses, but will not be counted in the final tally.
Report of the Protest Committee Chairman: The Protest Committee Chairman's report of the event must be filled out and returned to US Sailing as part of the package.
Report of the Principal Race Officer: The Principal Race Officer's report for the event must be filled out and the required documents returned to US Sailing.
Closing Date: Other than the required forms, application to US Sailing in advance of the regatta is not required. To be judged in the current year's competition, the following must be returned to US Sailing postmarked no later than September 7, 2013:
1. Completed Skippers' Ballots.
2. Completed Report of the Protest Committee Chairman.
3. Completed Report of the Principal Race Officer
4. Complete copy of the Notice of Regatta.
5. Complete copy of the Sailing Instructions with Amendments.
6. Complete list of Regatta Results.
Send the above enclosures with "St. Petersburg Yacht Club Trophy Competition" marked on the envelope to: US Sailing, St. Petersburg Yacht Club Trophy, 15 Maritime Drive, Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871.
Entries will be judged by a review group of the US Sailing Race Management Committee and the trophy presented at the US Sailing Annual General Meeting.
Forms for St. Petersburg Trophy