Charles A. Langlais Trophy

PCYA Staff Commodore Charles A. Langlais first won this trophy in 1926 sailing the R class boat, “Lady Gay,” in that year’s Championship Regatta of the Pacific Coast Yachting Association.

Mr. Langlais later rededicated it in 1976 to be awarded once in any calendar year to an individual for “exceptional, outstanding, and meritorious service to the sport of yachting.”

Charles A. Langlais Trophy Recipients

  • 2019 - Pete Patman (SCYA)

  • 2018 - Lenora Clark (PICYA)

  • 2017 – Joan Marsh (PICYA)

  • 2016 – Vern Bendsen (PICYA)

  • 2015 – Robert Ehlers (SDYC)

  • 2014 – Dedrick Denison (PICYA)

  • 2013 – Jerry Martin (King Harbor Y.C.)

  • 2012 – Jill Powell (Coronado Y.C.)

  • 2011 – David Shockley (LIYC)

  • 2010 – Mike Delaney (FWYC)

  • 2009 – Stephen Tupper (RVYC)

  • 2008 – Ernie Rideout (PICYA)

  • 2007 – Bruce Kessler (SMBPF)

  • 2006 – Stanley K. Honey (PICYA)

  • 2005 – Russ Robinson

  • 2004 – Bill Lewis (SCYA)

  • 2003 – Haluk Akol

  • 2002 – William “Bill” Bradshaw

  • 2001 – Tom Collins

  • 2000 – Paul Siminson

  • 1999 – Tom Allen

  • 1998 – Walter Del Mar

  • 1997 – Gail E. Hine

  • 1996 – W.A. “Al” Smith

  • 1995 – Not Awarded

  • 1994 – Peggy Redler

  • 1993 – S.A. “Bud” Zucker

  • 1992 – George Maillot

  • 1991 – Burton Jay, Jr.

  • 1990 – Mel Lurie

  • 1989 – Paul Kettenburg

  • 1988 – Roger W. Eldgridge- Mel Lurie

  • 1987 – Morton J. Bloom

  • 1986 – Garrett Horder

  • 1985 – H. Donald Brown

  • 1984 – Charles Kober / Barry Labow

  • 1983 – Eustace “Sunny” Vynne

  • 1982 – Ward Cleaveland

  • 1981 – James Michael

  • 1980 – W. Burbeck Johnson

  • 1979 – William H. Gray, Jr.

  • 1978 – Neil Armstrong

  • 1977 – Robert R Leslie

  • 1976 – Richard R. Belden