Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy Winners

Outstanding Contribution to the Sport of Sailing

  • 1957 Henry Sears
  • 1958 Henry S. Morgan
  • 1960 George D. O’Day
  • 1961 James N. Trenary
  • 1962 Julian K. Roosevelt
  • 1963 R.S. Stevenson
  • 1964 Olin J. Stephens, II
  • 1965 Leonard Mumm Fowle
  • 1966 Allegra Knapp Mertz
  • 1967 Everett B. Morris
  • 1968 Harold Sterling Vanderbuilt
  • 1969 Paul H. Smart
  • 1970 F. Gregg Bemis
  • 1971 J. Amory Jefferies
  • 1972 Harry C. Melges, Jr.
  • 1973 George Hinman
  • 1974 William S. Cox
  • 1975 Robert N. Bavier, Jr.
  • 1976 Cornelius Shields
  • 1977 W. Van Alan Clark, Jr.
  • 1978 Theodore E. Tolson, Jr.
  • 1979 Henry H. Anderson, Jr.
  • 1980 Patrick E. Haggarty
  • 1981 Roger W. Brett
  • 1982 Richard S. Latham
  • 1983 Harman Hawkins
  • 1984 Samuel V. Merrick
  • 1985 Arthur Knapp, Jr.
  • 1986 Lynn G. Stedman, Jr.
  • 1987 Mark Baxter *
  • 1988 Dick McCurdy
  • 1989 James M. Schoonmaker, II
  • 1990 Charles M. Kober
  • 1991 William H. Lynn *
  • 1992 Timothea S. Larr
  • 1993 C. Gaither Scott
  • 1994 William Bentsen
  • 1995 Cy Gillette
  • 1996 Helen Ingerson
  • 1997 Frederick D. King *
  • 1998 Arthur J. Wullschleger
  • 1999 Gary Jobson
  • 2000 Carl Eichenlaub
  • 2001 Andrew Kostanecki
  • 2002 Faye R. Bennet
  • 2003 Bill Martin
  • 2004 Not Presented
  • 2005 Lawrence A. White
  • 2006 Susie Trotman
  • 2007 Bob Hobbs
  • 2008 Roy E. Disney
  • 2009 Terry Kohler
  • 2010 James P. Muldoon
  • 2011 David D. Rosekrans
  • 2012 Dick Rose
  • * awarded posthumously

The Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy is US SAILING’s most prestigious award. Donated in 1957 by the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association, it is awarded each year to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of sailing in this country in any associated activity.

Capt. Herreshoff, one of the first inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame, was one of the preeminent marine designers and builders of his time, a mechanical genius with a love for boats. His success in the varied aspects in the industry earned him the nickname “The Wizard of Bristol.”

The recipient of this award is selected by US Sailing’s Board of Directors from nominations made by members of the Board, Committee Chairs, past Presidents and Counselors of Honor. The selection process is administered by the Secretary, who solicits written nominations during the month of August.