Mayer-Gifford Trophy (Frank G. Mayer Trophy)

This silver vase was a gift to the Yacht Club in 1929 from Frank G. Mayer, who specified that possession should go to the owner of the Class A yacht winning two out of three consecutive annual races. In 1932, Harry N. Gifford won the trophy for permanent possession, and in 1954 he redonated it as the Mayer-Gifford Trophy, to be sailed for under its original conditions. Records about the evolution of this trophy from one governed by the original conditions to one with perpetual status are incomplete and call for further research. Today, the Mayer-Gifford Trophy is awarded to the boat with the best score in the combined races on a Series A scheduled race day.

  • 1929 Henry H. Porter
  • 1930 Harry N. Gifford
  • 1931 Ernst C. Schmidt
  • 1932 Harry N. Gifford
  • 1955 William C. Grunow Jr.
  • 1956 Perrigo Brothers/John F. Perrigo, skipper
  • 1957 Perrigo Brothers/John F. Perrigo, skipper
  • 1958 Melville C. Jones
  • 1959 Ernst C. Schmidt
  • 1960 No race
  • 1961 No race
  • 1962 Ernst C. Schmidt
  • 1963 E. W. Simon and Donald P. Frankel
  • 1964 Harry Melges
  • 1965 Bert A. Getz
  • 1966 No race
  • 1967 Gerald Schloemer
  • 1968 Ron Schloemer
  • 1969 No race
  • 1970 No race
  • 1971 No race
  • 1972 No race
  • 1973 William H. Sills III/Melville C, Jones, skipper
  • 1974 William H. Sills III/George Beukema, skipper
  • 1975 No race
  • 1976 No race
  • 1977 No race
  • 1978 No race
  • 1979 Martin Ford and Dennis Menasco
  • 1980 Gene Trepte/John Porter, skipper
  • 1981 No race
  • 1982 No race
  • 1983 No race
  • 1984 No race
  • 1985 No race
  • 1986 Gerald Schloemer/Ron Schloemer, skipper
  • 1987 John Porter
  • 1988 Gene Trepte/John Porter, skipper
  • 1989 Gene Trepte/John Porter, skipper
  • 1990 No race
  • 1991 No race
  • 1992 No race
  • 1993 No race
  • 1994 No race
  • 1995 No race
  • 1996 Erich Schloemer
  • 1997 Erich Schloemer
  • 1998 Buddy Melges
  • 1999 No race
  • 2000 No race
  • 2001 Erich Schloemer
  • 2002 John Anderson and David Weinberg
  • 2003 John Galley
  • 2004 John Anderson
  • 2005 John Anderson/Buddy Melges, skipper
  • 2006 John Anderson/Buddy Melges, skipper
  • 2007 John Galley
  • 2008 John Porter
  • 2009 F. Terrence Blanchard/Andy Burdick, skipper
  • 2010 John Anderson/Buddy Melges, skipper
  • 2011 F. Terrence Blanchard/Andy Burdick, skipper
  • 2012 F. Terrence Blanchard/Andy Burdick, skipper
  • 2013 Eagle, John R. Anderson/Vincent Porter, skipper
  • 2014 Eagle, Ryan Fitzgerald/Vincent Porter, skipper
  • 2015 G-Force, Tom Whowell