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Club Awards and Honors

AYC Awards and Honors

Club Champion Martin Lorch (R) and crew Cedric Lorch

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AYC Volunteer Service Award – Recognizes a member volunteer for their efforts and commitment to our club.
Club Racing Champion —The winner of the club’s annual regatta of fleet champions.
Sportsmanship Award – Recognizes a member for their good sportsmanship in sailboat racing.
Junior Champion —The junior fleet champ.
Ruth Beals Cup – Women at the helm .
Ye Blunder Bucket —A fun, spoof award given twice a year for a worthy blunder.

Distinguished Life Members (Previously Honorary Life)

In addition, AYC honors members for a lifetime of significant contribution to the club. The Distinguished Life Members are:

David and Hermine Shapiro (deceased)
Joyce Seale
Tom (deceased) and Carol Ohlin
Frank (deceased) and Marylou Bigelow
Al and Sandy Lehman
Mike Yarnell and Tia Renshaw
George Tingom
Mike and Maryellen Ferring
Martin Lorch
Skip Kempff

ASF Awards and Honors

ASF Heavy Lifting Award —The annual thank you to an individual who does most to help ASF
Linderman Most Improved Junior Trophy —Given each year in honor of longtime AYC member Jerry Linderman.
Wayne Jason Tucker Outstanding Junior Award —Given each year in honor of junior sailor Wayne Jason Tucker. The Junior Sailor must be under the age of 16 years and must be a member of the Arizona Yacht Club.

Awards No Longer Given:

Cruising Champion
Rahr Trophy (AYC MDR-SD Winner)
Tall Cactus Bean Pot
US Sailing Sportsmanship Award —This award was given annually to a person who’s given huge time and effort for AYC. It predominately recognized volunteer service. For many years AYC would submit the local recipient’s name as a nominee for the US Sailing W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. National Sportsmanship Award.