WMYA Perpetual Trophies
Al Dunning Memorial Trophy
Winner Last MC Race
Donated in 1992 to honor Al’s many years of assistance to the race committee.
Albert M. Gibson Memorial Trophy
Winner Last E Boat Race
SLYC E boat skipper and Commodore 1955-1956. Won the WMYA in 1949.
Barry Bricker Trophy
Winning E Boat Crew
E boat crew member for Muskegon Yacht Club skippers, Paul Wickland Jr. & Sr.
Charles C. Harrett Memorial Trophy
Class Winner With The Most Dominant Performance
Donated in 2007 by Midge VerPlank in memory of Chuck who was WMYA Commodore in 1970 and Race Committee Chairman from 1986 through 2006. This trophy will be presented to the skipper, in any fleet of 10 or more boats, with the lowest total points, using the margin of victory as the tie breaker, and a coin toss if a tie still exists.
Charles Jacobson Memorial Trophy
Winning MC Grand Master
Donated by the Jacobson family in honor of Chuck, 1949 Commodore of the WMYA, winner of the E class in 1938, 1942, 1947 & 1950.
Charles Young Memorial Trophy
Winning MC Master
SLYC E boat skipper. Commodore of the WMYA in 1957. Donated by family in 1986.
Dale Frank Trophy
Winning Junior Butterfly
Founder of the Sail Place in Cedar Springs and early promoter of the Butterfly class.
Dave Cioe Memorial Trophy
Youngest Junior Butterfly Skipper to Finish All Official Races
Donated by Tad and Lucy Welch in 2003 in memory of their brother-In-law, Dave Cioe, early promoter of the butterfly fleet, avid M-20 skipper and member of Muskegon and Grand Rapids Yacht Clubs.
Davock Memorial Trophy
Winner Fourth E Boat Race
Given in memory of the Davock family who supported sailors and sailing at the TLYC from its inception in the 1920s.
Duane Pierson Memorial Trophy
Oldest Skipper to Finish All Official Races in Any Fleet
Past Commodore of the WMYA, he loved sailing in whatever boat he could and still raced competitively in two fleets into his seventies. Donated by his children Joan, Emily & Rob.
Gordon Tousey Trophy
Winner First MC Race
Donated by the WMYA in 1989 to honor Gordon, the WMYA Commodore 1973, MYC Commodore, E boat skipper, and WMYA Race Committee chairman from 1970-1985.
Grand Rapids Yacht Club Trophies
Winner Laser Standard Rig
Donated by GRYC in 1996 for winning M-20, converted in 2006 for winning Laser (standard rig).
Winner Laser Radial
Donated by GRYC in 2017 for winning Laser Radial class.
Optimist Pram Champion
This perpetual trophy was Donated by GRYC in 2010 to recognize the Champion Skipper of the Optimist Pram Class.
Howard Baxter Trophy
Winner First E Boat Race
Howard was a member of both the Grand Rapids and Spring Lake Yacht Clubs. He was still sailing an E boat in his seventies and took fourth at the WMYA Regatta in 1957. Commodore of the WMYA in 1934.
Howard Tremble Trophy
Winning Senior Butterfly
GRYC member, Commodore WMYA 1951 and 1952. Trophy engraved “In loving memory of H.I. Tremble, who, with Freda, greatly served the WMYA.” A founder of the WMYA.
Iver Johnson Memorial Trophy
Winner Second E Boat Race.
Donated by the family in 1976 to the memory of the son of the founder of Johnson Boat Works and early developer of a fiberglass E boat.
Jack C. Rillema Perpetual Trophy
Winning Melges 17 boat
Donated by the Jack C. Rillema II family.
Jacques Chatain Memorial Trophy
Winning C Boat
Donated by WMYA and Jacques’ widow, Peggy in 1987. Member WLYC and Commodore of the WMYA 1974.
Ken Kornoelje Memorial Trophy
Winner Second C Boat Race
Donated by Midge Verplank in 2003 to honor Ken, Commodore of SLYC and WMYA, C-boat champion in ‘51, ‘57, ‘58, ‘59 and ‘64, E-boat champion in ‘72.
Midge Verplank Trophy
Winner Last C Boat Race
Former Resident Agent of the WMYA, Commodore of SLYC in 1962-1963. Midge has won the WMYA several times in both Es and Cs. Commodore of the WMYA 1967.
Muskegon Chronicle Trophy
Winning E Boat
Donated in 1938 and won by Charles Jacobson, SLYC.
Optimist Pram Trophy
Winner Optimist Overall
This trophy was donated by GRYC in 2010 to recognize the Champion Skipper of the Optimist Pram class.
Teddy Knape Memorial Trophy
Winning MC Junior
In loving memory of an avid E, MC, and Butterfly sailor whose passion for life inspired everyone around him. A true son of a son of a sailor. Donated by the Bylenga and Knape families
Tower Travel Trophy
Winning MC Boat
Donated by Doug Smith, C-Boat sailor and President of Tower Travel Management in 1973 to mark the entry of the MCs into the WMYA regatta.
Vern Bolling Trophy
Winner First C Boat Race
Vern was a member and former Commodore of the SLYC in 1965. He was also a C and E Boat skipper, winning the WMYA Regatta C scow class in 1955.
William R. Munroe Trophy
Winner Third – E Boat Race
Muskegon Yacht Club E boat skipper. Early promoter of E Boats at Muskegon Yacht Club. Donated by his widow, Carol and sons, Bill, Tom and Dave. William Monroe served as the WMYA Commodore in 1966.