Yachtsperson of the Year
YACHTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
• WILLIAM B. ARCHEY TROPHY •
Outstanding Participation in and Service to the Club
40th Year — 2012
In 1973 the Board, under Commodore Robert W. Henshaw, created an annual award to give special recognition to a club member, not then an officer or board member, who has shown outstanding participation in and service to the club.
To honor the Yachtsperson of the Year the Board decided to use a very special historic LCYC artifact, a large solid-brass cannon on a mahogany base, reacquired by the club earlier that year after having been forgotten in storage for 35 years.
In 1982, under Commodore Robert Dunn, the Board determined that the cannon was such an historic and monumental relic of early LCYC, having been used as the club's ceremonial cannon from 1909 to 1938, that it should become the ceremonial cannon of the modern club as well. Jay Trumper refurbished it and modified it to be able to fire today's 10-guage shells.
To replace the cannon as the traveling Yachtsperson of the Year trophy the Board acquired a large brass hanging oil lamp. Recognition that year went posthumously to William B. Archey, a fun-loving, gregarious, bear of a man who had died too young that year. Bill loved the club and helped out with anything and everything. He was an avid family cruiser as well as a diligent but mostly non-competitive racer.
The Board believed that Bill was a notable representative of the type of member the Yachtsperson of the Year award was intended to recognize and they memorialized him by naming the new trophy in his honor.
Engraved on the lamp:
WILLIAM B. ARCHEY
|1973||Charles R. Bowen|
|1974||Robert V. Schumacher|
|1975||William C. Brown II|
|1976||William K. O'Brien|
|1977||(not awarded - Board forgot!)|
|1978||Sheldon C. Rieley|
|1979||Jay M. Trumper|
|1980||Jack S. Chase|
|1981||Jack P. Stephens (Posthumously)|
|Brass Oil Lamp:|
|1982||William B. Archey (Posthumously)|
|1983||Robert V. Schumacher|
|1984||Michael W. Lynch|
|1986||Pat & William C. Brown II|
|1988||Thomas Sproston (Posthumously)|
|1989||Steele T. Griswold|
|1990||James S. Brock|
|1991||Sheldon C. Rieley|
|1993||Dale D. Hyerstay|
|1995||Jay M. Trumper (Posthumously)|
|1997||Robert Deane (Posthumously)|
|2001||John M. Dinse|
|2002||Ernie & Bette Reuter|
|2004||Michael W. Lynch|
|2006||Steven & Laurie Landau|
|2011||Bruce & Carol Hill|
|2012||Bob & Thea Platt|
|2013||Scott & Kendra Bowen|
|2016||Jason Hyerstay and Jay Heaslip|