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Seaside Park Yacht Club - Sandpiper Race Winner
Debbie Wilson Stellar Memorial Trophy
This award has been dedicated to the memory of our dear friend and past Commodore Debbie Wilson Stellar, who lost a long, courageous battle to cancer this past March 2010. Debbie was a lifelong member of the Seaside Park Yacht Club, with a history of service, achievement, participation and contribution to sailing on the bay truly befitting of such an honor.
Debbie was the BBYRA Champion in Class "B" Sneakboxes in 1968. In the 1990's she skippered the A Cat Mary Ann to three Women's A Cat World Championships, with an all-SPYC crew each time. Debbie also made the ultimate commitment to her club, climbing the six year flag officer ladder starting in 1995, to become SPYC's first female Commodore, in our club's centennial year of 1999.
Most recently, in 2009, Debbie qualified on the bay, racing her beautiful new Sandpiper Shooting Stars, all the while courageously battling an insidious cancer. That she drew strength for that battle not only from family and friends, but from her love of sailing, the Seaside Park Yacht Club and Barnegat Bay was an inspiration to all of us.
|2017||Fanny MC2||Paul Gelenitis||MCYC|
|2016||Race Abandoned - Tropical Storm Hermine|
|2015||Fanny MC2||Paul Gelenitis||MCYC|
|2014||Fanny MC2||Paul Gelenitis||MCYC|
|2013||NB 4||Peter Schwartz||NBYC|
|2012||Wildcat PB 1||John O'Leary||PBYC|
|2011||Fanny MC2||Paul Gelenitis||MCYC|
|2010||Race Abandoned - Excessive wind|