Melvin C. Spence Jr. Memorial Trophy

In 1950, Lake Geneva Yacht Club members donated a brass ship’s wheel clock and barometer on a mahogany base. The trophy, which was made by Spaulding & Co. Chicago, honors the memory of Melvyn C. Spence Jr., who had been a member of the Class E fleet. It is a perpetual trophy for a Class E race to be sailed on the Fourth of July.

  • 1950 William C. Grunow Jr.spence
  • 1951 Rain, no race [as engraved]
  • 1952 George H. Kiefer Jr.
  • 1953 M. E. Mogg
  • 1954 Tom Ferris
  • 1955 Buddy Melges
  • 1956 Tom Ferris
  • 1957 Tom Ferris
  • 1958 William H. Freytag Jr. / John M. Perrigo
  • 1959 William H. Freytag Jr. / John M. Perrigo
  • 1960 Buddy Melges
  • 1961 Robert E. Pegel
  • 1962 George Eddy
  • 1963 No race
  • 1964 Robert E. Pegel
  • 1965 Buddy Melges
  • 1966 Clayton Gaylord
  • 1967 Robert E. Pegel / Jane Pegel
  • 1968 Clayton Gaylord
  • 1969 Robert E. Pegel / Jane Pegel
  • 1970 Robert E. Pegel / Jane Pegel
  • 1971 Robert E. Pegel
  • 1972 Kay Larkin
  • 1973 Robert E. Pegel
  • 1974 Frederick S. Brennan
  • 1975 Robert E. Pegel / Jane Pegel
  • 1976 Frederick C. Brennan
  • 1977 John Porter
  • 1978 Charles Colman / Jeff Colman
  • 1979 John Gluek
  • 1980 Jim McGinley
  • 1981 Jim Smith
  • 1982 Brian Porter
  • 1983 Jim McGinley
  • 1984 No race
  • 1985 No race
  • 1986 Brian Porter
  • 1987 Howard Ferguson
  • 1988 No race
  • 1989 No race
  • 1990 No race
  • 1991 Brian Porter
  • 1992 Brian Porter
  • 1993 Brian Porter
  • 1994 No race
  • 1995 No race
  • 1996 No race
  • 1997 David Wall
  • 1998 Harry Melges III
  • 1999 Buddy Melges
  • 2000 Wendell Sherry
  • 2001 Art Larson
  • 2002 No race
  • 2003 No race
  • 2004 Andy Burdick
  • 2005 No race
  • 2006 No race
  • 2007 No race
  • 2008 No race
  • 2009 No race
  • 2010 Brian Porter
  • 2011 No race
  • 2012 No race
  • 2013 No Race
  • 2015 No Race