Aunty Jo Perpetual Trophy (the Skipper’s Trophy)

In 1958, Mr. and Mrs. Blake Burton donated a sterling silver vase to the Yacht Club to be awarded each year to the skipper who wins the most races during the season in any class in which seven or more boats competed. (In early yearbooks, the Aunty Jo Perpetual Trophy is called the Skipper’s Trophy.) In case of a tie, the trophy is awarded to the skipper in the class in which the largest number of boats participated in a championship series. Mrs. Burton, who was called Aunty Jo by members young and old, served the Yacht Club as executive secretary, as a trustee and director, and for many years as a valued member of the race committee, for which she received the Dr. and Mrs. Will F. Lyon Trophy in 1969 and 1979. The 1978 LGYC Yearbook was dedicated to her, with text stating that she “has probably spent more time on the Flagship than anyone and helped teach others to set the courses, fire the guns, and record the results. Her cheerful smile and willingness to help have made life at the Lake Geneva Yacht Cub more pleasant for all of us.” In 1981, Jo Burton received the Marie Kramp Award for Outstanding Service to the Yacht Club. Listed below are the names of the winners of the Aunty Jo Perpetual Trophy and the classes in which they competed.

  • 1958 Larry Stevens, X
  • 1959 Terry Leahy, M
  • 1960 Pete Hollister, X
  • 1961 Jerry Williams, X
  • 1962 Jane Pegel, M
  • 1963 Cuppy Goes, C
  • 1964 Cuppy Goes, C
  • 1965 Jane Pegel, M
  • 1966 Robert E. Pegel, E
  • 1967 Robert E. Pegel, E
  • 1968 Jane Pegel, M
  • 1969 Jane Pegel, M
  • 1970 Jane Pegel, M
  • 1971 Robert E. Pegel, E
  • 1972 Kay Larkin, E
  • 1973 Mel Jones, A
  • 1974 Jane Pegel, M
  • 1975 Clayton Gaylord, E
  • 1976 Cuppy Goes, C
  • 1977 Cuppy Goes, C
  • 1978 Harry Melges III, X
  • 1979 John Gluek, E
  • 1980 Bill Freytag, M20
  • 1981 Cuppy Goes, C
  • 1982 Cuppy Goes, C
  • 1983 Jane Pegel, M
  • 1984 Jane Pegel, M
  • 1985 Jack Lothian, X
  • 1986 Jack Lothian, X
  • 1987 Jack Lothian, X
  • 1988 Jim Carlson, X
  • 1989 Jim Carlson, X
  • 1990 Jim Carlson, X
  • 1991 (tie) Jane Pegel, M; Brian Porter, E
  • 1992 Steve Zils, X
  • 1993 (tie) Steve Zils, X; Brian Porter, E
  • 1994 Brian Porter, E
  • 1995 (tie) John Mick, J24; Brian Porter, E
  • 1996 Brian Porter, E
  • 1997 (tie) John Mick, J24; Brian Porter, E; Ron Schloemer, M20
  • 1998 Brian Porter, E
  • 1999 Vincent Porter, X
  • 2000 Andy Labanauskas, X
  • 2001 Patrick Doran, X
  • 2002 Buddy Melges, E
  • 2003 Brian Porter, E
  • 2004 Jane Pegel, Sonar
  • 2005 Tom Freytag, M24
  • 2006 Jeff Doubek, C
  • 2007 John Porter, A
  • 2008 Andy Burdick, A
  • 2009 Griffin Rolander, X
  • 2010 Erick Youngquist, C
  • 2011 Stuart Henry, Optimist
  • 2012 Erick Youngquist, C
  • 2013 Chapman Petersen, Opti
  • 2014 Chapman Petersen, Opti
  • 2015 Chapman Petersen, Opti