Weekend Series — Spinnaker Overall Winner / Billado Trophy

BILLADO / CANNON SERIES
• BILLADO TROPHY •

Lowest Series Score - Spinnaker Division
Ties Broken Based on Lowest Corrected Time
45th Consecutive Awarding — 2012

Horace U. Ransom, on behalf of the Board of Governors, established the General Francis W. Billado Trophy during the autumn of 1967 in memory of past Vice Commodore Francis W. Billado, to be awarded annually to the boat which finished first on corrected time in the seasonal handicap races sailed with novice crews, the competitors to be members of the LCYC; and the winner to have his boat's name, and the year, engraved thereon annually; and the LCYC to retain possession. [Text written by Commodore John W. Williams in 1968.]

For many years the weekend races comprising the Billado series did not have separate names, but rather were designated Billado I, Billado II, etc. The named races then were not part of any series. There came a time when skippers said there were too many weekend races. Their solution was to drop the no-name races and instead incorporate the Tea Kettle, The Ladies Cup, the Schuyler Island, and the Hot Ruddered Bum races as the Billado Series.

Engraved:

LAKE CHAMPLAIN YACHT CLUB
GENERAL FRANCIS W. BILLADO TROPHY

1968 Sea Sprite Michael Selby Columbia
1969 Full House Bill Stevens Columbia 28
1970 Agnes Bruce Hill Morgan 24
1971 Owl Bill Brown III Cal 21
1972 Windquest Bob Vitali Morgan 27
1973 Fat Chance Dick Carlson Chance 30-30
1974 Windquest Bob Vitali Morgan 27
1975 Anodyne Dale Hyerstay Tanzer 22
1976 Ragtime Dick Carlson Cal 3-30
1977 Impulsive Bob Penniman Poitin 24
1978 Tango Jay Marshall Mirage 24
1979 Havoc Jeff Dinse Shields 30
1980 Tango Jay Marshall Mirage 24
1981 Golden Dazy Bruce Hill Holland 41 2T
1982 Golden Dazy Bruce Hill Holland 41 2T
1983 Havoc Jeff Dinse Shields 30
1984 Havoc Jeff Dinse Shields
1985 Golden Dazy Bruce Hill Holland 41 2T
1986 Showtime Don O'Brien/Dave Desautels J/36
1987 Havoc Jeff Dinse Shields 30
1988 Resolute Bill Stevens Pearson 37
1989 Lunatic Fringe James May J/29
1990 Golden Dazy Bruce Hill Holland 41 2T
1991 Maverick Don Rathbone Tartan 31
1992 Golden Dazy Bruce Hill Holland 41 2T
1993 Maverick Don Rathbone Tartan 31
1994 Firewater Mark Grosby Cook 37
1995 Golden Dazy Bruce Hill Holland 41 2T
1996 Frankly Scarlett Dave Powlison/John Harris Soverel 33
1997 Lionheart Norm Alpert J/105
1998 Golden Dazy Bruce Hill Holland 41 2T
1999 Frankly Scarlett Dave Powlison/John Harris Soverel 33
2000 Magic Rand Stretton Pearson 37
2001 Magic Rand Stretton Pearson 37
2002 XX Mark Grosby Niagara 31
2003 Evoked Potential John Kimura Melges 24
2004 Evoked Potential John Kimura Melges 24
2005 K2 Luis Gonzalez J/120
2006 K2 Luis Gonzalez J/120
2007 SurReal Escape Gene Cloutier J/92
2008 K2 Luis Gonzalez J/120
2009 K2 Luis Gonzalez J/120
2010 SurReal Escape Cloutier/Fisher/Calhoun J/92
2011 SurReal Escape Cloutier/Fisher/Calhoun J/92
2012 Buffalo Theory Turnau/Fastiggi Henderson 30
2013 SurReal Escape Cloutier/Fisher/Calhoun J/92
2014 Odinn Kjell Dahlen J111
2015 Odinn Kjell Dahlen J/111
2016 Dunder Rupert Thouron J/122
2017 Odinn Kjell Dahlen J/111
2018 TBD TBD TBD
2019 Stratos Coffin/Moody J/105
2020 Not awarded due to COVID
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LCYC is a member-run yacht club located in a sheltered cove on the southwest shore of Shelburne Bay in Shelburne, Vermont, USA. We offer moorings, activities, and community for our members, most of whom own a sailboat or powerboat. The object of the Club is to promote and encourage boating and sailing on Lake Champlain, while emphasizing racing, cruising, and education, without financial gain. Click here if you are interested in joining LCYC!

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Lake Champlain offers some of the best freshwater cruising in North America. The beautiful scenery and charming lakeside destinations make it a great place to explore. LCYC organizes several rendezvous events. Spontaneous cruising events also materialize throughout the season. We have a number of scheduled events planned for the summer season. Cruisers are out and about just about every weekday and weekend throughout the summer.

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