KIMURA CUP TROPHY
• Recognition of Contributions to One-Design Racing at LCYC •
Awarded since 1996
The modern club has had three one-design fleets. In the period 1972-80 there were Tanzer 22s at every club on the lake, and the LCYC T-22 owners formed a lake-wide class-sanctioned association that hosted four Northeast Regionals of up to 25 boats during that period. In 1995 John Kimura, Regatta Chairman, advocated developing a JY 15 one-design program at the Club. In 2001 Dave Powlison initiated and fostered a transition from the JY 15 to the Etchells, and obtained from the class association the designation of Lake Champlain as Etchells Fleet 25.
The history of this three-handled loving-cup trophy is not known. The trophy was in the LCYC archives and was activated as the Kimura Cup in recognition of John's one-design efforts. The purpose of this traveling trophy is to publicly recognize the person or persons that make a significant contribution to the advancement of one-design racing at LCYC.
Engraving on base in 1996:
|2000||Robert & Barbara Schumacher|
|2010||Mark Gardner (MBBC)|
|2015||Alice, Dale, and Jason Hyerstay|