Among the winners at last week’s US Sailing Rolex awards at the St. Francis Yacht Club was another well-deserving recipient, Chuck Hawley. Chuck received the 2020 Herreshoff Trophy award, delayed by the pandemic, as a result of his endless efforts on behalf of sailing. The Herreshoff Trophy is US Sailing’s most prestigious award. It was originally donated in 1957 by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, and is awarded annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of sailing in this country, in any associated activity.
The recipient is selected by the board of directors from nominations made by members of the board, division and committee chairs, past presidents, and counselors of honor.
Chuck has sailed over 40,000 miles and utilized his knowledge and years of experience with West Marine to upgrade the training and knowledge of other sailors. He has made numerous contributions to sail training, most notably by his chairing the US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee and his continued moderation of safety at sea training. If you haven’t heard Chuck speak in a while, you can hear him in our podcast recorded last fall. Congratulations to Santa Cruz Yacht Club member Chuck Hawley for this impressive recognition of his work on behalf of all sailors.