ADMIRAL JAMES H. HIGGINS, III AWARD

The Admiral James H. Higgins, III Award is presented in honor of James H. (“Jay”) Higgins and his extraordinary service.  Since the first Regatta was held in 1971, Jay has assumed leadership roles as a participant, Commodore and Admiral.  Jay was instrumental in designing and implementing many of the procedures and policies that continue in use today.  His attention to detail and quality earned the Regatta the respect of numerous supporters.  Despite his official retirement as Admiral in 1989, Jay has continued to generously support the Regatta, including by serving on the Board of Directors and promoting the participation of the Spectator Fleet.

The Admiral James H. Higgins, III Award is presented annually to the enthusiast who, in the opinion of the Commodores, best demonstrates the enthusiasm, spirit and dedication for the Regatta as exemplified by Jay.

PAST RECIPIENTS
2015 JAMEY RHOADES
2014 TOM & BARBARA WALDEN
2013 NED & CREE SCUDDER
2012 ANNELIE RANDALL
2011 VALERIE IRELAND
2010 PEGGY BEEBE
2009 MARY UGHETTA
2008 CONNIE & PETER GEISLER
2007 BARBARA WALDEN
2006 SARAH JANE DEHOFF
2005 GREG REISS
2004 SUE RIGGINS
2003 ROBERT BONNER
2002 ELLEN WINN
2001 PETER SPINO
2000 JANICE THOMAS
1999 SCOTT WOLCOTT
1998 MICHELLE SPINO
1997 THOMAS A. WEY, JR
1996 ROBIN ASHWORTH
1995 MISSY GEISLER
1994 MARTHA DEHLI
1993 PETER ROLAND, JR.
1992 MACIE HUWILER
1991 CONNIE GEISLER
1990 JOHN WILKINS