US Sailing awarded their annual St. Petersburg Yacht Club Trophy to the Ida Lewis Yacht Club and 2019 12mR World Championship Newport.
ILYC has the distinction of being the first organizing authority in Narragansett Bay selected for this honor in the 33+ year history of the award.
The St. Petersburg Yacht Club Trophy is awarded to a local sailing organization for exceptional race management at a specific event. Among other factors, the comments of participating sailors weigh heavily in the selection of a winner.
Emblematic of excellence in race management, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club Trophy was originally awarded by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club in the late 1960s to recognize the club that ran the best regatta. The trophy was retired for a number of years, then was donated to US Sailing in 1977. The winner is selected on the basis of race management excellence, including evaluation by participating skippers.