Awards

 

Greg Enders Sportsmanship Award

Greg Enders was the guy who was always greeting new sailors, helping them feel at home in the group. He was also a top notch sailor who won by sailing well. He was a good sport on the water and an ambassador for the club off the water. He was also one of my

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McDaniels Appreciation Award
 

McDaniels Appreciation Award

Many of you don't remember Duane. When I was just starting in the club in 1980 (and yes, I know - ancient) Duane and his wife, Judy, were an institution in the club. This is when catamaran sailing was in it's heyday, with 100-200 catamarans showing up for a regatta. Duane and Judy carried the club in many ways. 

When the club needed a new committee boat (our current Boston Whaler) but couldn't get financing, Duane stepped in and financed the boat himself. Yes, CRAM paid the payments, but this was a selfless act and a personal risk that not many would have taken on. Judy made stained glass trophies. Lots of them. This was back in the day, when we had separate trophies for every regatta. These were works of art, and I have a couple of them myself. Everywhere you looked, Duane andJudy were there contributing. 

And so, this award is presented to the individual(s) that goes above and beyond in supporting CRAM the way Duane and Judy did. If you talk to one of these people, buy them a beer. They worked for it. 

And oh by the way, Duane is somewhere in Mexico as I write this - boardsailing. Rock on Duane.

-- Roger Cochran

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Jason Cox Youth Award

Jason Cox Youth Award

Jason Cox was the son of Jim and Carolyn Cox. If you were involved in CRAM in the '80s and '90s, you knew them. Jim and Carolyn were heavily involved in the club, working on Hospitality, Race Committee, and Fleet Captain duties.

Young Jason was involved as well, crewing on anyone's boat he could snag a ride on. Jason was always the one seen smiling from ear to ear on the racecourse. He was an excellent sailor and loved the sport.

Jason also had severe diabetes and he succumbed to the disease at a very young age. It was a huge loss to the CRAM family.

Jason is remembered with this youth award. It celebrates the young people in our club who exude the same kind of enthusiasm for the sport.

--Roger Cochran

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