Whitewing Trophy

On September 3, 1883, Samuel W. Allerton’s Whitewing won this ornate silver coffee server after a competition that was “sailed for by all yachtsmen on Lake Geneva.” The Lake Geneva Chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic (G. A. R.) presented the trophy for the event, but this was only the beginning of its unusual history. Additional engraving states that the trophy was “Recovered from the depths of the lake in 1974. Restored by Lake Geneva Yacht Club. Dedicated to Class C [in 1982].” The Whitewing Trophy is awarded to the skipper who finishes in overall second for the season in the championship series. Winners’ names are engraved on the base. [Also see Class E, Folly Prize.]

  • 1883 Samuel W. Allerton
  • 1982 Laurie Morrissy
  • 1983 Cuppy Goes
  • 1984 Ron Bjurstrom
  • 1985 Cuppy Goes
  • 1986 Laurie Morrissy
  • 1987 Jim Smith / Bob Harring
  • 1988 Jim Smith / Bob Harring
  • 1989 Bob Harring / Jim Smith
  • 1990 Art Larson Jr.
  • 1991 Art Larson Jr.
  • 1992 Gerry Jacobs
  • 1993 Frank and Jeff Davenport
  • 1994 Jeff Davenport
  • 1995 John R. Galley / George Beukema
  • 1996 Jeff Davenport
  • 1997 Jeff Davenport
  • 1998 Frank Davenport
  • 1999 Frank Davenport
  • 2000 Scott and Kurt Ripkey
  • 2001 Erick Youngquist
  • 2002 Jerry Millsap
  • 2003 Frank Davenport
  • 2004 Frank Davenport
  • 2005 Erick Youngquist
  • 2006 Jim Petersen
  • 2007 Frank Davenport
  • 2008 Bill Barrett
  • 2009 Jerry Millsap
  • 2010 Frank Davenport
  • 2011 Erick Youngquist
  • 2012 Tom Pomierski
  • 2013 Frank A. Davenport
  • 2015 Ron Bjurstrom/James A. Smith