2011-Annapolis Yacht Club-Maryland
The Annapolis Yacht Club is this year’s recipient of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club Trophy for the outstanding organization and execution of the Beneteau First 36.7 North American Championship run 20-24 October 2010 with Wayne Bretsch as the PRO. Annapolis Yacht Club was also nominated for the 2010 Farr 40 North American Championship (PRO Taran Teague).
No matter how good the racing is, it takes the full package of boat yard, registration and socials on top of excellent racing to make a top flight event. The race committee thanks the Regatta Organizing Committee (Chairs Keith Mayes & Garth Hichens), Linda Ambrose, AYC Regatta Manager, Jim Hyde and the Sailing Center crew and the entire AYC clubhouse staff.
Annapolis Yacht Club Race Committee Chair, Chip Thayer, commented, “All 91 members of the race committee contributed to our selection for this award. I say this because it is our commitment to provide the same excellent race management week in and week out, every time we’re on the water, no matter whether it’s a small local event or a major championship. That’s how we’ve built the capability to provide excellent racing and that’s why classes continue to ask AYC to run their championships. The club has run quite a few events over the years, worthy of this recognition, so it certainly is truly gratifying to see the committee recognized by US SAILING.”