Presented annually, US SAILING's Harman Hawkins Trophy is awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing in the field of Race Administration (Judging, Race Management, Appeals and Racing Rules).
Robin WALLACE has a record of service in race management that is truly extraordinary. He is an indefatigable race officer, having served at all levels of the sport of sailing from the America's Cup Challenger Series to far less formal Wednesday night races. He has received well-deserved praise for his work as Principal Race Officer for fleet races, match races and team races. He currently represents US SAILING at ISAF as an International Race Officer and as a member of the Race Management Sub-Committee, the Medical Commission and the World Youth Sailing Trust. In addition, WALLACE has served Rhode Island sailors as Chair of the Rhode Island State Yachting Commission.
WALLACE was presented with the Harman Hawkins Trophy by Dick ROSE, Chair of US SAILING's Race Administration Committee, as well as by Ron WARD, who last year was the first recipient of the Trophy.
The Trophy is named after Harman Hawkins (1919-2002), whose extraordinary involvement in sailing and numerous chairmanships of the Appeals, Judges, and Legal Committees brought him many honours and awards, including US SAILING's prestigious Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy. In his lifetime, Hawkins served as a President of US SAILING, Commodore of Manhasset Bay Yacht Club and Storm Trysail Club and President of the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound.