St. Francis Perpetual Trophy


The purpose of the trophy is to stimulate and encourage competition among large ocean-racing yachts. This trophy is awarded annually to those yachts invited to a race or series of races which are measured and handicapped in accordance with the current measurement rule and rate 40 feet or more. The trophy was donated by an anonymous benefactor in 1966. Almost completely destroyed in the 1976 fire, it was rebuilt in 1980.


Year Owner Boat Name Boat Type
2016 Victor Wild Fox Pac 52
2015 Victor Wild Bud TP52
2014 Wayne Koide Encore
2013 Jim Swartz Vesper
2012 Jim Swartz Vesper
2011 Jim Swartz Vesper
2010 Jim Mitchell Vincitore
2009 Jim Mitchell Vincitore
2008 John Kilroy, Jr. Samba Pa Ti
2007 John Kilroy, Jr. Samba Pa Ti
2006 Jim Gregory Morpheus
2005 Phillipe Kahn Pegasus 52
2004 Nicholas Lykiardopulo Aere
2003 Rogert Sturgeon Rosebud
2002 John MacLaurin Pendragon
2001 Not Raced
2000 Makoto Uematsu Esmerelda
1999 Roger Sturgeon Rosebud
1998 Don Hughes Taxi Dancer
1997 Don Hughes Taxi Dancer
1996 Larry Ellison Sayonara
1995 J. Warwick Miller Exile
1994 Roy E. Disney Pyewacket
1992 Paul Simonsen Mongoose
1991 Jim Ryley Mirage
1990 Mitchell Rouse Taxi Dancer
1989 Paul Simonsen Mongoose
1988 Raul Gardini Il Moro De Venezia
1987 Paul Simonsen Mongoose
1986 Lu Taylor Racy II
1985 Patrick Moniz Family Blondie
1984 George Coumantaros Boomerang
1983 Burgin Brothers Oaxaca
1982 John B. Kilroy Kialoa
1981 James DeWitt Silver Streak
1980 Fritz Johnston (Div I) Windward Passage
1980 Bill Lee (Div II) Merslin
1978 Mark Johnson Windward Passage
1977 Lawrence Carr Lightning
1976 John Rooklyn Ballyhoo
1975 David Cuckler Hawkeye
1974 Theodore Stephens Lightning
1973 N/A ---
1972 N/A ---
1971 Mark Johnson Windward Passage
1970 Theodore Stephens Lightning
1969 N/A ---
1968 N/A ---
1967 N/A ---
1966 James Michael Baruna
1965 Grand Hoag Vixen
1964 James Wilhite Athene