During the November General Meeting, Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma’s membership votes on the recipients of the perpetual trophies. These trophies are presented during the Annual Holiday Party in December and are held by the honoree for the following calendar year. The Perpetual trophies are:
Boat of the Year
CYCT’s Boat of the Year is chosen for their outstanding support of Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma. They have participated in numerous club functions, races, cruises, and socials. They are a credit to our club and an example to us all.
USYRU Sportsman of the Year
The USYRU Sportsman of the Year is chosen for exemplary sportsman-like conduct while representing Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma in the boating community.
Sue Edwards Spirit Award
This award is presented to the Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma’s member whose life we find a celebration. We find vitality, humor, strength, a capacity for reaching out to others, and a LOVE of sailing. This person is chosen for the qualities they exhibit in the likeness of our dear member, Sue Edwards, for whom we have established the spirit award to be ever reminded of her life and gifts to us. If she was present in a group, it was impossible not to know her, for she wanted to know everyone.
Outstanding Racer of the Year
CYCT’s Outstanding Racer of the Year is chosen for their outstanding representation of Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma while competing with both CYCT and other clubs in Puget Sound. They have been tested by their peers and found to be a worthy competitor.
Cruiser of the Year
CYCT’s Cruiser of the Year is chosen for their participation in, and support of, Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma’s cruising activities
Family of the Year
CYCT’s Family of the Year is chosen for their family’s continued support of Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma. This family has generously given their time and efforts for the betterment of our club.
Outstanding Crew Member of the Year
CYCT’s Outstanding Crew Member of the Year award is presented to a Club member with a CYCT Crew Membership whom exemplifies the following attributes: The Outstanding Crew Member is committed to being on board as requested; being part of a team unit; being a good sportsperson and contributing to team goals. The Outstanding Crew Member is also committed to learning and improving sailing skills, the pursuit of excellence and contributing to CYCT events and programs. Furthermore, the Outstanding Crew Member possesses a sense of humor and the expectation of having fun.
Club Racer of the Year
CYCT’s Club Racer of the Year is determined based on their low point total and the highest number of Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma’s races they have participated in during the past year. They have proven their skills and abilities in competition and with their fellow club members, and have given us all new goals to strive for. Unlike the other perpetual trophies this is awarded based on the above criteria and not voted on by the membership.