“I am very happy to announce that Dick Loomis, aka Mr. Fun, has won a posthumous award from the Pacific Coast Yachting Association for his amazing ability to bring people together to have fun on and around the water,” writes Richmond Yacht Club‘s commodore, Rich Deveau.
“It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the Pacific Coast Yachting Association (PCYA) has awarded the Charles A. Langlais Trophy to Dick Loomis posthumously,” announced Winston Bumpus, staff commodore of PICYA and PCYA. “The Pacific Coast Yachting Association recognizes that every yacht club and boating organization depends upon willing and eager volunteers to promote the wide variety of programs that boaters enjoy.”
PCYA staff commodore Charles A. Langlais first won this trophy in 1926, sailing the R Class boat Lady Gay in that year’s Championship Regatta of the Pacific Coast Yachting Association. In 1976, Langlais rededicated it to be awarded annually to an individual for “exceptional, outstanding and meritorious service to the sport of yachting.”
“Mr. Fun was the epitome of this special award, which is awarded once a year to the best of the entire West Coast, from Mexico to and including Canada,” writes Winston Bumpus.
“The actual presentation of the perpetual and keeper trophies will be made in June at the Lipton Cup awards ceremony,” advises Vince Casalaina, who nominated Dick for the award. “That is especially fitting, as without Dick’s efforts there might never have been a revitalized Lipton Cup. His daughter Kelly will be there to accept the award.”
Dick was also PICYA Yachtsman of the Year in 2021.