Most Improved Sailor

Donated by Jack and Avery Bartlett.

To the skipper who has most improved in the current season. May be someone who has made a major move in the bottom or middle of the fleet, or someone who made a smaller move in terms of number of places advanced, at the top of a competitive fleet.

There is no strict formula to apply, but try to eliminate extraneous factors such as participation (not reflect just greater number of races sailed in current year to raise positions in standings) or a major change in equipment (new boat, new sails replacing rags — although it is recognized that keeping equipment up to snuff is part of being a good sailor). Consider regular series and regattas.

Factors: Enthusiasm, participation, success, sportsmanship.

2017 Brook Smith
2016 Sam Hawkins
2015 Bruce Hartman & Edith Nickel
2014 Carl Grolle
2013 Jim Sunstrum
2012 Tyler Cathey
2011 Todd Willford
2010 Greg Harrison
2009 Jack Coleman
2008 Andy Davis
2007 Greg Harrison
2006 Jill Rogowski
2005 Todd Moore
2004 Brian Hawkins
2003 Andrew Nixon
2002 Jack White
2001 Brook Smith
2000 Bill O’Donnel
1999 Craig Kivi
1998 Don & Jean Thiel
1997 Bill O’Donnel & Ian Prince
1996 Fritz Wagner
1995 Marilyn Poulter
1994 Liz & Dick Barker
1993 Steve Wiseman
1992 Marilyn Poulter
1991 Dan Nolan
1990 George & Sandy Kunkle
1989 Dick Barker
1988 Rich Probst
1987 George Brooks
1986 Dave & Carole Moody
1985 Doug Christensen
1984 Thomas O’Keefe
1983 George Kunkle
1982 Dave Winston
1981 Hideki Tanimoto
1980 Norm Smit
1979 John Ludlow
1978 Bill McGonigal
1977 Ty Cathey
1976 John Fischer
1975 Robbie Babcock & ? Scherer
1974 Chuck Van Heest
1973 Ed Sage
1972 Rick Lyons
1971 Ken Lochner
1970 Vernon Goelzer
1969 Robert Muller
1968 Janos Nagy
1967 Stan Krajewski
1966 Avery Bartlett
1965 Kal Jabara
1964 B.C. Payne
1963 Bob Cutting
1962 John Swisher
1961 Antone Lott
1960 John Henderson
1959 Bob Coleman
1958 Bill Bird