Cuppy Cup

The Cuppy Cup honors the memory of Charles B. “Cuppy” Goes III, LGYC commodore in 1964 and 1965 and an outstanding competitor in Class C for many decades. He won numerous races and season championships at LGYC, and he won ILYA titles in 1941, 1954, and 1958. This elegant silver vase was originally called the Val-Lo-Will Trophy and was donated to the Yacht Club in 1945 by Mr. and Mrs. William C. Grunow to be sailed for annually by Class C yachts. According to their instructions, it was to become the permanent possession of the owner of any yacht winning the trophy three times. [Recent yearbooks say possession is after two wins; the initial text about the trophy in the 1945 yearbook and the engraving on the trophy itself say after three wins.] Buddy Melges retired the trophy after his third win in 1954 and redonated it in 1955 to be sailed for under the original deed of gift. Cuppy Goes retired the trophy after his third win in 1961. In 1997, the Goes family redonated the trophy to the Yacht Club and rededicated it in memory of their father. It is a perpetual trophy and is awarded to the winner of the Class C race on July 4.

  • 1945 Seymour Neill
  • 1946 Buddy Melges
  • 1947 Barbara Schultz
  • 1948 Buddy Melges
  • 1949 William H. Freytag Jr.
  • 1950 Bruce Johnson
  • 1951 No race
  • 1952 Cuppy Goes
  • 1953 Jane Wiswell
  • 1954 Buddy Melges
  • 1955 Bob Couffer Jr.
  • 1956 Cuppy Goes
  • 1957 Buddy Melges
  • 1958 Chuck Anderson
  • 1959 Stuart and Thomas Ullman
  • 1960 Peter Freytag
  • 1961 Cuppy Goes
  • 1997 Jim Smith
  • 1998 Jim Smith
  • 1999 Scott Ripkey
  • 2000 Tom Pomierski
  • 2001 No race
  • 2002 No race
  • 2003 No race
  • 2004 Terry Blanchard / Jim Davis
  • 2005 Terry Blanchard / Jim Davis
  • 2006 No race 
  • 2007 Terry Blanchard
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010 No race
  • 2011 No race
  • 2012 Jerry Millsap
  • 2013 No Race
  • 2014 No Race
  • 2015 No Race