W. S. Reier Trophy

In 1955, Mr. and Mrs. William S. Reier donated this silver pitcher as a perpetual trophy for competition in the M-16 fleet with the provision that it be sailed for in a regularly scheduled race on the third Saturday in August. William Reier was one of four sailors listed in the 1952 yearbook as members of what was called the Experimental Class, authorized in 1950 by the Inland Lake Yachting Association. By 1954, the class was called the M-16 in the yearbook, and Reier won the first season championship. The fleet became inactive by the end of the 1990s. In 2011, the club rededicated the Reier Trophy for use by the Melges 24 fleet to be awarded annually to the winner of a championship series race.

  • 1955 W. S. Reier
  • 1956 Fritz Kroeger
  • 1957 W. S. Reier
  • 1958 W. S. Reier
  • 1959 Terry Leahy
  • 1960 W. S. Reier
  • 1961 W. S. Reier
  • 1962 Marnie Frank
  • 1963 Jane Pegel
  • 1964 Jane Pegel
  • 1965 Ed Smith
  • 1966 Jane Pegel
  • 1967 Jane Pegel
  • 1968 Jane Pegel
  • 1969 Jane Pegel
  • 1970 Mike Kurzawa
  • 1971 Jane Pegel
  • 1972 No raceĀ 
  • 1973 Jane Pegel
  • 1974 No race
  • 1975 Tom Hesketh
  • 1976 Lars Brunk
  • 1977 Susan Pegel
  • 1978 Susan Pegel
  • 1979 Julie Couffer
  • 1980 Terry Leahy
  • 1981 No race
  • 1982 Androv Carlson
  • 1983 Jane Pegel
  • 1984 Androv Carlson
  • 1985 Jane Pegel
  • 1986 Jane Pegel
  • 1987 Jane Pegel
  • 1988 Jane Pegel
  • 1989 Jane Pegel
  • 1990 Ron Schloemer
  • 1991 Jane Pegel
  • 1992 Jane Pegel
  • 1993 Jane Pegel
  • 1994 Jane Pegel
  • 1995 Jane Pegel
  • 1996 Jane Pegel
  • 1997 Jane Pegel
  • 2011 Barney Crook / John Kivlin
  • 2012 Steven Boho
  • 2013 Thomas Freytag
  • 2014 R. J. Porter
  • 2015 No Race