The Yachtsman of the Year award shall be conferred annually by the Dana Point Yacht Club to a member in good standing who embodies the Corinthian spirit both on and off the water. The recipient will be an individual who displays honor, integrity, sportsmanship, generosity, courtesy, seamanship and a love and respect of yachting and the sea as recognized by his peers.
This award shall consist of a perpetual trophy known as the Mike Wardlow Memorial Trophy, which will be awarded each year at the Commodore’s Ball and shall reside at and be maintained by Dana Point Yacht Club. Each year the recipient’s name and year will be placed on a brass plaque affixed to the trophy at DPYC expense. In addition the winner will be presented a take home memento engraved with the recipient’s name, year awarded, and the full name of the Award.
This award shall be presented to just one member in any calendar year. Nominees may not be a current Board member or Officer.