All National Sweepstakes Races [through 1964]

The National Sweepstakes Trophy

The Twenty-Seventh National Sweepstakes Regatta finds this famous trophy ranking with the Gold Cup and the President's Cup as the symbol of American Power Boat Racing. The 30 inch bronze museum piece was acquired by Commodore Gerald C. Holbrook in 1930 and was then valued at $3,000.00. This trophy depicts a Grecian Marathon Runner delivering the laurel wreath of victory after his twenty-six mile run from the Battle of Marathon, and was executed by the famous French sculptor, [Jean-Pierre] Cortot [1787-1843], in 1803.

[NOTE: Click on the year in the table below for more information about that race LF]

Winners of This Outstanding Racing Trophy in Former Years:
Year Boat Club Owner
1930 Hotsy Totsy Montauk Yacht Club Victor Kliesrath, Port Washington and Richard F. Hoyt, NYC
1931 El Lagarto Lake George Club George Reis, Lake George
1933 El Lagarto Lake George Club George Reis, Lake George
1934 Betty V   Melvin Crook, Upper Montclair
1935 Betty V A.P.B.A. Melvin Crook, Upper Montclair
1936 Betty V Lake George Club Melvin Crook, Upper Montclair
1937 Tops II Western Power Boat Club Jack Cooper, Kansas City. Mo.
1938 Juno Palm Beach Yacht Club Jack Rutherfurd, Port Washington
1939 Emancipator VII   S. Mortimer Auerbach, Atlantic City
1940 Tops II Western Power Boat Club Jack Cooper, Kansas City. Mo.
1941 Tops III Western Power Boat Club Jack Cooper, Kansas City. Mo.
1946 Tempo VI South Shore Yacht Club Guy Lombardo, Freeport, L.I.
1947 Miss Peps V Detroit Yacht Club Walter, Ray and Russell Dossin, Detroit, Mich.
1948 Aljo VI Detroit Shore Yacht Club Joseph Van Blerck. Jr., Freeport. L.I
1949 My Sweetie Detroit Shore Yacht Club Horace E. Dodge, Detroit, Mich.
1950 Tempo VI East Point Yacht Club Guy Lombardo, Freeport, L.I.
1951 Tempo VI East Point Yacht Club Guy Lombardo, Freeport, L.I.
1952 You-All T.M.B.R.A. R. C. Rowland, S. Norfolk, Va.
1953 Wildcatter Pittsburg Regatta Assoc. B. G. Bartley, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1958 Miss Bardahl Queen City Yacht Club Norm Evans, Seattle, Wash.
1959 Maverick Buffalo Launch Club Wm. Waggoner, Phoenix, Ariz.
1960 Gale V Detroit Yacht Club Joe Schoenith, Detroit, Mich.
1961 Apache A.P.B.A. Region 3 Mike Thomas, Harvey Cedars, N.J.
1962 Wealy Wealy A.P.B.A. Region 4 Larry Bulman, Wash., D. C.
1963 Hurricane A.P.B.A. Region 4 John Mason, Bethesda, Md.
1964   A.P.B.A. Region 3 Keen Taylor, Atlantic City, NJ

(Reprinted from the 1966 Inboard Hydroplane Regatta Official Program [Red Bank])


Hydroplane History Home Page
This page was last revised Thursday, April 01, 2010 .
Your comments and suggestions are appreciated. Email us at wildturnip@gmail.com
Leslie Field, 2006