William H. Freytag Memorial Trophy for Skipper of the Year

In 1979, the Geneva Lake Sailing School dedicated this large Revere bowl in memory of William H. Freytag Sr., who was the attorney for the Yacht Club and the Sailing School for many decades and was instrumental in the Lake Geneva Yacht Club Sailing School’s incorporation, in 1953, as the Geneva Lake Sailing School. Bill Freytag served the Yacht Club for more than 25 years as trustee, commodore (1958 and 1959), Sheridan Prize trustee, judge, and race committee member, and he was deeply committed to the School’s ongoing development and success. The GLSS racing team coaches and the executive director award the William H. Freytag Memorial Trophy to the Class X skipper who exhibits leadership skills on and off the water as demonstrated by work ethic, sportsmanship, attitude, performance, and teamwork.

  • 1979 Michael Wall
  • 1980 Laurel Andersen
  • 1981 Pete Wall
  • 1982 Ed Libby
  • 1983 David Wall
  • 1984 Jeff Doubek
  • 1985 Jack Lothian
  • 1987 Ann Leahy
  • 1988 Dom Trumfio
  • 1989 Jim Carlson
  • 1990 Steve Zils
  • 1991 Kevin Neal
  • 1992 Steve Zils
  • 1993 Iggy Labanauskas
  • 1994 Lindsey Beukema
  • 1995 Rob Harring
  • 1996 Erick Youngquist
  • 1997 Erick Youngquist
  • 1998 Bob Ball
  • 1999 Vincent Porter
  • 2000 Charlie Harrison
  • 2001 Patrick Doran
  • 2002 Clifford Porter
  • 2003 Patrick Doran
  • 2004 Coye Harrett
  • 2005 Michael Simms
  • 2006 Harris Buddig
  • 2007 Michael Lee
  • 2008 Emmett Nelson
  • 2009 Matt Ripkey
  • 2010 Colin Rowe
  • 2011 R. J. Porter
  • 2012 R. J. Porter
  • 2013 Will Huerth
  • 2014 Brock Paquin
  • 2015 Harry Melges IV