Debbie Stellar trophy
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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.

Trophy Winners History
YearBoatSkipperClub
2017Fanny MC2Paul GelenitisMCYC
2016Race Abandoned - Tropical Storm Hermine
2015Fanny MC2Paul GelenitisMCYC
2014Fanny MC2Paul GelenitisMCYC
2013NB 4Peter SchwartzNBYC
2012Wildcat PB 1John O'LearyPBYC
2011Fanny MC2Paul GelenitisMCYC
2010Race Abandoned - Excessive wind