About Massapoag Yacht club

Dubious Distinction Award

This award is given to the person(s) deemed to have done the most to save the other members of the Club from having their own blunders recognized.  This handsome piece of questionably useful furniture is given in grateful appreciation that the previous recipient won’t receive it two times in a row.

This award is given to the person deemed to have done the most to save the other members of the Club from having their own blunders recognized. This handsome piece of questionably useful furniture is given in grateful appreciation that the previous recipient won’t receive it two times in a row.

The club owes its admiration to this year’s earner who was sailing in the Single-Handed Regatta, coming in 1st or 2nd in every race. In the last race, he was catching up to the boat ahead of him and ALMOST caught him. But after the finish, he sailed upwind to watch the others finish and to head back to the club. We though that perhaps he did not want anyone else to finish, when he caught something else – THE PIN! And the more he tried to get it off his rudder, the further upwind he dragged it. After dragging it about 200 feet, he finally shed it, moving the finish for all the other boats.

For this special move, and maybe for every other time he has been nominated and did NOT “win”, we award the Hat Rack for 2019 to:   

John Eckart

The person who is deemed to have done the most to save the other members of the club from having their own nautical blunders recognized.

Previous Winners

  • 2019 - John Eckart
  • 2018 - Don Bennett
  • 2017 - Seth Newton
  • 2016 - Jeff Sprung
  • 2015 - Mike Ganshirt
  • 2014 - Don Bennett
  • 2013 - Mark Stoughton
  • 2012 - Bob Gaffney
  • 2011 - Rick & Niki Tattersfield
  • 2010 - Ed Wojtaszek
  • 2009 - Rich Hirsch
  • 2008 - Scott Rosa
  • 2007 - Ron Alman
  • 2006 - Harold & Myrna Levin
  • 2005 - Harvey Davidson
  • 2004 - Ron Alman
  • 2003 - Diane Kampf
  • 2002 - Mike Jones
  • 2001 - Tim Ryan
  • 2000 - Lenore Olsen
  • 1999 - Jay McNeff
  • 1998 - Peter Kovat
  • 1997 - Jim Cavanagh
  • 1996 - Morey Waltuck
  • 1995 - Bruce Fitzpatrick
  • 1994 - Ed Herman
  • 1992 - Marty Neuman
  • 1991 - Carole Isgur
  • 1990 - Dan Waltuck
  • 1989 - Ralph Rieu
  • 1988 - Dave Keller
  • 1987 - Joe & Joseph DeCarlo
  • 1986 - Ed Isgur
  • 1985 - Dick Kelly
  • 1983 - Judy Hartmann
  • 1982 - Bill Ackerman
  • 1981 - Al Landry
  • 1980 - David Landry
  • 1979 - Tom Scott
  • 1978 - Jim Simmons
  • 1977 - Betty McKinnon & Martha Rich
  • 1976 - C. Byers
  • 1975 - G. Gleason
  • 1974 - Lloyd McDonald
  • 1973 - Hal Lavien
  • 1972 - Max Sarazin
  • 1971 - Eleanor Linden
  • 1970 - Harold Lavien
  • 1969 - Ralph Hynes
  • 1968 - Red Healy
  • 1967 - Don Stoddard
  • 1966 - Gordon McKinnon
  • 1965 - John Hughes
  • 1964 - Larry Lawrence
  • 1963 - Phillip Sheridan
  • 1962 - Gordon MacInnes
  • 1961 - Al Kamp
  • 1960 - Doc Freedman
  • 1959 - Roy Larsen
  • 1958 - Warren Churchill
  • 1957 - Nudd & Holt
  • 1956 - George Cosman
  • 1955 - Bun Congdon

 

Contact Information

Massapoag Yacht Club58 Lakeview Street P.O.Box 18
Sharon, MA 02067

Lat: 42° 5' 52" N     Lon: 71° 10' 50" W

Email:  info@sailmyc.org