Boatsman of the Year– OGYC’s most prestigious award.
Every year since 1966, OGYC has awarded its prestigious Emmett Eaton Boatsman of the Year trophy to a member whose service to the Club is considered by the Board to be above and beyond the call and often without fanfare or need for recognition.
The trophy was first awarded in 1966 when Emmett Eaton offered a Revere bowl trophy to the person who did the best for the advancement of the Club in helping to maintain it on a low cost basis without having to lean on paying people to do the jobs.
Each year the Board identifies someone in the Club, not on the Board, who they want to recognize for caring enough to do so much for the Club. The honoree is frequently someone who has gone about their work quietly and consistently behind the scenes providing services over the years in any number of areas which support the Club and its members.
Past Commodore Emmett Eaton has no hand in the selection of the candidates for the award and feels honored to be able to present this award annually so he can personally thank the individual selected.
Emmett is a Past Commodore and active Life Member at OGYC. He was active in major racing circles earlier at Larchmont Yacht Club, including helping Bus Mosbacher and Arthur Knapp defend the America’s Cup. Emmett is a firm believer that there are a lot of good members who contribute to the Club in many ways and that the ‘silverware’ shouldn’t go just to the race winners.