Fred G. Hartwell Memorial Trophy

In 1938, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence W. Sills presented the Fred G. Hartwell Memorial Trophy to the Yacht Club in memory of Mrs. Sills’s father. They designated it as a perpetual trophy to be awarded to the owner of the boat winning the season championship. Mr. Hartwell, a prominent coal merchant in Chicago after whom two Great Lakes freighters were named, had long been associated with the Class A title. In 1930 he presented a silver vase to the Yacht Club for the boat winning the Class A season championship, stating that it was to become the permanent possession of the winner of the title three out of five consecutive years. Harry N. Gifford, with skipper John F. Perrigo, won the event in 1933, 1934, and 1937 and retired the original trophy.

  • 1938 H. N. Gifford, John F. Perrigo, skipper
  • 1939 A. F. Gartz Jr.
  • 1940 H. N. Gifford/John F. Perrigo, skipper
  • 1941 H. N. Gifford/John F. Perrigo, skipper
  • 1942 H. N. Gifford/John F. Perrigo, skipper
  • 1943 No series
  • 1944 No series
  • 1945 No series
  • 1946 Melville C. Jones
  • 1947 Melville C. Jones
  • 1948 Melville C. Jones
  • 1949 John F. Perrigo and William S. Perrigo
  • 1950 Harry Melges
  • 1951 William C. Grunow Jr.
  • 1952 William C. Grunow Jr.
  • 1953 (tie) William C. Grunow Jr. and John F. Perrigo
  • 1954 William C. Grunow Jr.
  • 1955 William C. Grunow Jr.
  • 1956 Perrigo Brothers
  • 1957 Perrigo Brothers
  • 1958 Ernst C. Schmidt
  • 1959 Ernst C. Schmidt
  • 1960 No series
  • 1961 No series
  • 1962 (tie) Ernst C. Schmidt; E. W. Simon and Donald P. Frankel
  • 1963 E. W. Simon and Donald P. Frankel
  • 1964 Ron Schloemer
  • 1965 Ron Schloemer
  • 1966 Ron Schloemer
  • 1967 E. W. Simon and Donald P. Frankel
  • 1968 William H. Sills III
  • 1969 William H. Sills III
  • 1970 Ron Schloemer
  • 1971 William H. Sills III
  • 1972 Gerry Schloemer
  • 1973 William H. Sills III
  • 1974 William H. Sills III
  • 1975 No series
  • 1976 Gerry Schloemer
  • 1977 No series
  • 1978 No series
  • 1979 Martin Ford and Dennis Menasco
  • 1980 Gene Trepte/John Porter, skipper
  • 1981 Ron Groble and Gerry Schloemer
  • 1982 Gene Trepte/John Porter, skipper
  • 1983 John Anderson, William Gage, Karl Otzen
  • 1984 Peter Nauert and W. Wallen
  • 1985 William H. Sills III/George Beukema, skipper
  • 1986 John Porter
  • 1987 John Porter
  • 1988 John Porter
  • 1989 John Porter
  • 1990 John Porter
  • 1991 Harry Melges III
  • 1992 No series
  • 1993 No series
  • 1994 No series
  • 1995 Erich Schloemer
  • 1996 Erich Schloemer
  • 1997 John Porter
  • 1998 John Porter
  • 1999 John Porter
  • 2000 No series
  • 2001 Erich Schloemer
  • 2002 John Anderson and David Weinberg
  • 2003 John Porter
  • 2004 John Porter
  • 2005 John Galley
  • 2006 John Galley
  • 2007 John Porter
  • 2008 F. Terrence Blanchard
  • 2009 F. Terrence Blanchard
  • 2010 F. Terrence Blanchard
  • 2011 F. Terrence Blanchard
  • 2012 F. Terrence Blanchard
  • 2013 Silverhawk, F. Terrence Blanchard/Andy Burdick, skipper
  • 2014 Eagle, Ryan Fitzgeral /Vincent Porter, skipper
  • 2015 Eagle, Ryan Fitzgerald/Vincent Porter, skipper