Harry A. Ripkey Championship Trophy

Originally presented to the Yacht Club in 1928 by Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard Carpenter, this Chelsea Ship’s Bell Clock became a trophy in 1982 for the J-24 Class and awarded annually to the winner of a championship series race. In 2007, it was restored by the Ripkey family and rededicated as the Harry A. Ripkey Championship Trophy. It is awarded each year to the season champion in the Melges17 fleet. As the Carpenter Clock, it served as the Yacht Club’s “official time.”

J-24 Class

  • 1982 Donald P. Frankel
  • 1983 Clayton Gaylord
  • 1984 Clayton Gaylord
  • 1985 Ron and Don Frankel
  • 1986 Clayton Gaylord
  • 1987 Clayton Gaylord
  • 1988 Clayton Gaylord
  • 1989 Steve Schalk
  • 1990 Clayton Gaylord
  • 1991 John Mick
  • 1992 Steve Schalk
  • 1993 John Mick
  • 1994 Steve Schalk
  • 1995 John Mick
  • 1996 Ted Hatch
  • 1997 Ted Hatch
  • 1998 John Mick
  • 1999 Ron Bjurstrom
  • 2000 John Mick
  • 2001 Tony Trajkovich

Melges 17 Class

  • 2007 Matt and Scott Ripkey
  • 2008 Matt and Hannah Ripkey
  • 2009 Matt and Hannah Ripkey
  • 2010 Matt and Hannah Ripkey
  • 2011 Harry Melges IV
  • 2012 Kyle Navin
  • 2013 Kyle Navin
  • 2014 Harry Melges IV
  • 2015 Kyle Navin