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Island Goats Honors & Awards

Each Year at the Goats' Annual Spring Gala the IGSS is proud to honor the winners of
The IGSS Freshwater Award, The Master Mariners Trophy
and Special Goat Honors.

"The Envelope Please"

The IGSS Freshwater Award

In 1959 The Island Goats Sailing Society Established
A Citation of Merit known as the Fresh Water Award
To Recognize Meritorious Service or
Outstanding Contribution
to Off-Shore Sailing.

Our 2020 Recipient

Previous Recipients of This Prestigious Award          
1959 Bill Whalen
1960 Clayton Ewing
1962 Richard I. Stearns
1964 Peter Barrett  &
1964 Alexander Bell
1965 Hobart "Red" Olson
1966 Edgar B. "Bud" Tolman
1968 Wallace J. Stenhouse Jr.
1969 Payson Mayhew
1970 Bud Lowenstein
1973 Lynn Williams
1974 Edw. T. "Shuff" Willman
1975 Wally Stenhouse
1976 Chuck Kirsch
1978 Buddy Melges
1979 Eddie Schnabel
1980 Dick Latham
1981 Larry Perkins
1982 Ted Lumbard
1983 Dr. Morrie Potter
1984 Don Wildman
1985 Roger Derusa
1986 Buddy Melges
1987 Dick Jennings
1988 Ann Moorman
1989 Dave Howell
1990 Bill Parks
1992 Dr. John Marquardt
1996 Robert H. Manning
1997 Deane H. Tank
1998 Margaret Doud
1999 Don Glasell
2000 Beverly Ford
2001 Robert N. Chatain Jr.
2002 John G. Crowley
2003 Robert E. Sargent
2004 Steve Fossett
2005 Dean S. Cady
2006 Janet Baxter
2007 Thomas W. Neill
2008 Andy Kiener
2009 Peter Reichelsdorfer
2010 Terry Kohler
2011 Allan Teske
2012 Gene McCarthy
2014 Don Wilson
2015 Larry Kwiat
2016 Gail Turluck
2017 Fred Hagedorn
2018 Edwin B. Ted Jones
2019 Lloyd Karzen

The Fresh Water Award is presented at the discretion of the Board.

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The Master Mariners Trophy

The inscription on the Trophy reads:
"The Dwight Lawrence and Richard D. Rodseth families,
together with the Island Goats Sailing Society
have joined to create this award in commemoration of the achievement of

Individuals who have Completed Fifty Chicago to Mackinac Races.
This award is a tribute to their spirit, perseverance and love of the Mac.

Henceforth this trophy will be known as the
Island Goats Sailing Society's Master Mariner Trophy."


Recipients of the Master Mariners Award
Tracy Brand
William Dooley
Henry Schroeder
Art Leonard
John BB Whitton
Roger Baske
Bob Zeman
Peter Reichelsdorfer
Arthur ‘Skip’ Ryan
Richard D. Rodseth
Eddie Schnabel
Chester Kuttner
John Nedeau
Gene McCarthy
Charles Bissell
Wally Heinichen
Allan Teske
Richard I. Stearns III
Deane Tank, Sr.
Don Glasell
George Gosnell

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Double Goat Honor Roll

This is the Double Goat Honor Roll, a trophy created in 2008,
in a joint effort of the Island Goats Sailing Society of Chicago
and the Society of Mackinac Island Old Goats of Detroit. 

Its purpose is to place into history the names of sailors
who have reached the goal of sailing a minimum of 25
Chicago to Mackinac Races, sponsored by Chicago Yacht Club,
and 25 Port Huron to Mackinac Races, sponsored by Bayview Yacht Club.

This Trophy Honors Their Tenacity & Love of Racing.

John L. Nedeau Sr. has completed 50 of each race and has become an
IGSS Master Mariner and a SMIG Grand Ram.

Current Thru The 2019 Season
Bruce Aikens
William D. Alcott
Thomas E. Anderson
Stuart W. Argo Jr.
John D. Boyle
Lawrence R. Brink
Christopher L. Clark
Richard J. Corbett
Al Declercq
Michael J. Feldman
Alvin D. Fick Jr.
Peter R. Griffin
George S. Hendrie Jr.
Marc Hollerbach
David H. Irish
Richard Jennings
Todd B. Jones
Mark G. Jurcak
Fred W. Kreger
Perry Lewis
Louis H. Lindeman
E. Earl Lyden
William C. Martin
Gene T. McCarthy
Andy McCormack
George B. McCroskey Jr.
Michael A. McDonald
Eugene Mondry
Nils L. Muench
Thomas R. Meier
John L. Nedeau Sr.
Samuel P. Nedeau
Robert K. Nutter
Andrew S. OGawa
J. Stuart Pettitt
Mark W. Pinney Sr.
Malcolm T. Prophit
Steve D. Orlebeke
Daniel R. Reichelsdorfer
Peter W. Reichelsdorfer
Richard P. Reichelsdorfer
Thomas C. Ritter
Ronald J. Sherry
Paul G. Snow
John E. Stanley
Ted Szalkowski
William E. Tait
George M. Uznis
George E. Van Sr.
Daniel B. Van Dyke
William R. Wagner
Robert J. Wiesen
Douglas R. Woodworth
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The Fastest Goat to Mackinac Trophy

By Proclamation: "...The Island Goats Sailing Society
shall award for annual competition -
A Trophy to the Island Goat with the
Lowest Corrected Time..."

Mitch Padnos & David Sligh
Sufficient Reason  USA 4215   44:42:15
Chicago-Mackinac Trophy Division
2nd Place in Division - 1st Place in Section 3
2019 Race to Mackinac
Jack Murphy
Callisto  USA 368   45:03:44
Chicago-Mackinac Cup Division
4th Place in Division - 3rd Place in J109 Section
2019 Race to Mackinac
Brett Larson
Perico  USA 60376   49:31:49
Crusing Division
1st Place in Division - 1st Place in Crusing 2 Section
2019 Race to Mackinac

Previous Fastest Goats...      
1970 Lynn A. Williams
1971 Rod Kahr
1972 Edward W. Schnabel
1973 William D. Bennett
1974 Lynn A. Williams
1975 Lynn A. Williams
1976 Lynn A. Williams
1977 Dave Howell IOR
           Edw. H. Schultz LMYA
1978 "Shuff" Willman IOR
           George E. Van LMYA
1979 Bob Davis IOR
           H.T. VanMell LMYA
1980 Bob Currier IOR
          Ken Kohanzo LMYA
           Sumner Sollitt MHS
1981 Jim Nolan IOR + MHS
           Ted Lumbard LMYA
1982 Bob Currier IOR
          Dave Howell MHS
           H. G. VanMell LMR
1983 Paul Brown IOR
          Bill Lowry IOR
           David Axelrod MHS
1984 Dick Rodseth IOR
           Bill Bissell MHS
1985 Dave Howell IOR
           Dick Froberg MHS
1986 Fred Schwaneke IOR
           Dick Froberg MHS
1987 Dick Rodseth IOR
           Walter Lindeman IMS
1988 Bill Uhle IOR
           Don Glasell IMS
1989 Dick Jennings IOR
           Dick Rodseth IMS
1990 Allan Teske IOR
           Dick Rodseth IMS
1991 Dick Jennings IOR
           Rick VanMell IMS
1992 Richard Stearns III
           Peter Reichelsdorfer PHRF
1993 Robert Chatain, Jr. PHRF
1994 Willard Harman IMS
           Robert H. Davis, Jr. PHRF
1995 Robert I. Zeman, Jr. IMS
           John Nedeau PHRF
1996 Willard Harman IMS
           Alan Baske PHRF
1997 Willard Harman IMS
           Dan Woodworth PHRF
1998 Terry Kohler IMS
           Bill Emery PHRF
1999 Paul Snow IMS
           Hank Schroeder PHRF
2000 Tom Neill IMS
            Alan Baske PHRF
2001 Robert J. Wiesen OD
            Bill Emery LMPHRF
2002 Henry Schroeder Cup Div.
            Alan Baske Trophy Div.
2003 Geary Finn Cup Div.
            Tracy Brand Trophy Div.
2004 Pat Considine Cup Div.
            Jim Considine Trophy Div.
2005 George Morrissey Cup Div.
            David Sligh Trophy Div.
2006 Jerry O'Neil Cup Div.
            Judy Hallisey Trophy Div.
2007 Tom Petkus Cup Div.
            Doug DeVos Trophy Div.
2008 Bill Martin Cup Div.
            Roger Baske Trophy Div.
2009 James Salomon Cup Div.
            Timothy Dittrich Trophy Div.
2010 Shawn O'Neill Cup Div.
            Nolan Levine Trophy Div.
2011 Bruce Metcalf Cup Div.
            Sam Nedeau Trophy Div.
2012 David Gustman Cup Div.
            Jerry Miarecki Trophy Div.
2013 Greg Miarecki Cup Div.
            Mitchell Padnos Trophy Div.
2014 David Gustman Cup Div.
            Jim Sheldon Trophy Div.
2015 Greg & Jerry Miarecki
            and Jim Sheldon Racing Div.
            Bill O'Brien Crusing Div.
2016 Robert L Hughes Racing Div.
            Bill O'Brien Crusing Div.
2017 Robert L. Hughes Racing Div.
            Elsa Gustafson, Suzy Phelps,
            John Regan, David Sollitt
            & Mike Sollitt Crusing Div.
2018 Bill Alcott, Tom Anderson
            & Ron Sherry   Cup Div.
            Angela Graham, Robert Kolar,
            Tom O'Laughlin, Skip Ryan
            & Mark Snell   Crusing Div.
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The Boat Load of Goats Awards

In 2018 The Island Goats Sailing Society Announced a
New Edition to Our Mackinac Racing Traditions

The Boat Load of Goats Flag Awards

Two Flags will be Awarded For Goat Knowledge Aboard!
The First: To the Boat with the Most Number of Goat Years Aboard!
The Second: To the Boat with the Highest Average Goat Years Aboard!

This is a Tribute to the Camaraderie & Cooperation of
Our Family of Island Goats…

Taipan  USA 51746
Jamie Lowe 43, Scott Jackman 37 & J.T. Charles 34
Highest Average
Goat Years Aboard
38 Years

2019 Race to Mackinac

Eagle  USA 38006
Captains Jerry & Shawn O'Neill 47/40,
Sandy Stone 34, Doug Warren 34, Bork Maronn 33, Andy Gifford 28, Jan Promer 28, Boris Bonutti 26, & Doug Gifford 25

Most Goat Years Aboard
295 Years

2019 Race to Mackinac
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Click Here for 2019 Photos...

      Previous Highest Average Years Aboard
2018  Eleven  USA 16615
          Previous Most Years Aboard
2018  Dakota  USA 25443

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The Smoked Goat Award

By Proclamation: "...The Island Goats Sailing Society
shall award for annual competition -
A Trophy to the Island Goat with the
Highest Corrected Time..."

If the Definition of Fun is Sailing
with your Crew in the Chicago Mackinac Race...
Then the Recipients of this Award have Had the Most Fun of All.

This Award is a Tribute to their Willfulness, Endurance & Love of the Mac.

Our Trophy Established in 2003 is An Antique Chesapeake Bay Owner's Flag that was Donated by Peter Barrett

Russ Salzman
Fearless  USA 61177   59:18:36
33rd Place Chicago-Mackinac Crusing Division
 11th Place Crusing 1 Section
2019 Race to Mackinac

2003 Deane Tank, Jr.
2004 Trey Ritter
2005 Dave Brown
2006 Jim Janic
2007 Joe Amenta
2008 John Beckstedt
2009 Doug DeVos
2010 Richard Gravengood
2011 Norris McNamera
2012 Doug DeVos
2013 Tim Hoffman
2014 John Stanley
2015 Deane Tank Jr.
2016 Ed P. Cohen
2017 Andy Kiener
2018 Lawrence Wilhelm

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Thank You Race Committee!

Our Race Committee Honorees have...
Endured over 25 Years Officiating The Chicago to Mackinac Race;
And Have Started and Finished more than 15,000 Boats;
Thank You Very Much!

Kay Baxter
Michael Roche
Ann Moorman

Harry Kluemder
Dick Schweers
Helle Getz

Robert Manning
Al Purczyicki
Janet Crabb
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