Richard Rheem Perpetual Trophy


This trophy was established in 1972 to honor the memory of the late St.Francis Yacht Club member Richard Rheem, whose famous yacht Morning Star was the elapsed time winner in the 1949 Transpac race to Honolulu. This trophy is competed for during the Rolex Big Boat Series.


Year Owner Boat Name Boat Type
2017 Michael Shlens Blade 2 Farr 40
2016 Scott Kokka Audacity Morris 52
2015 Peregrine David Halliwill J/120
2014 Alex Roepers Plenty Farr 40
2013 Peter Krueger Double Trouble
2012 Peter Krueger Double Trouble
2011 Andy Costello Double Trouble
2010 Dale Williams Wasabi
2009 Daniel Wolery Soozal
2008 John Porter Full Throttle
2007 Bartz Schneider Expeditious
2006 Michael Kennedy Copernicus
2005 John Siegel Scorpio
2004 James Richardson Barking Mad
2003 Dick De Vos Windquest
2002 Phillips Perkins & David Wilson Good Timin'
2001 Not Raced
2000 Mark Dowdy Eclipse
1999 David Cox Pakalolo
1998 John B. Kilroy, Jr. Samba Pa Ti
1997 Carl Eichenlaub Cadenza
1996 Tom Roche Jameson
1995 Phil Gutin Hot Lips
1994 Jon Carter / Matt Carter Surefire
1993 Colin Case National Biscuit
1992 L. Ambery / R. Learned Gotcha
1991 N/A ---
1990 Ryouji R. Oda Will J
1989 N/A ---
1988 N/A ---
1987 John MacLaurin Pendragon III
1986 Gary Appleby Sagacious
1985 John MacLaurin Pendragon
1984 Denis O'Neil Bondi Tram
1983 Basil R. Twist, Jr. Salute
1982 William Palmer, Jr. Shenandoah
1981 Ronald Melville Big Wig
1980 Ronald Melville Big Wig
1979 Neville Crichton Inca
1978 William Erkelens Lois Lane
1977 Leslie Harlander Mirage
1976 Leslie Harlander Mirage
1975 Tobin / DeFever Vendetta
1974 Robert Cole Regardless
1973 Richard Deaver Nat Rat
1972 William A. Clute Chiquita