This is the highest award the WPSA can bestow.  It consists of a pair of sailor’s pants – tattered and torn, beaten and worn; they have been retired from further duty and stored in a sea chest.  This began at the end of the first year of the club’s inception in the fall.

The Sacred Pants are awarded by secret vote of the Executive Committee, based on their service, spirit, seamanship & sailing ability, loyalty and sportsmanship.  (From 1935-1937 they were awarded to the fleet champion.)  They are awarded at the Annual Mess dinner in the fall and returned by the custodian the following September to go to the next recipient.

*served again

1935 – Henry Kroupa

1936 – Alice Herring

1937 – Charlie Bogel

1938 – David & Jean MacDonell

1939 – Cutler Silliman

1940 – “Cy” Beebe

1941 – John Lorenc

1942 – George Van Wyen

1943 – Herb Horn

1944 – Jack Schuh

1945 – Teddy Hession

1946 – Dick Iller

1947 – Fred Horn

1948 – Louis Munkelwitz

1949 – Bob Keppler

1950 – Tom Bond

1951 – Skip Spollen

1952 – Anne Bruch

1953 – Ellie Norton

1954 – Jack & Kay Hart

1955 – Eddie Greaves

1956 – Clara MacQueen

1957 – Jack Travis

1958 – Otsie Obrig

1959 – Augusta Huus

1960 – Bud Huus

1961 – Lorraine & Howard Masin

1962 – Chris Huus

1963 – Tom Madigan

1964 – John Obrig

1965 – George Benedict

1966 – Bo Spivak

1967 – Bob Schultz

1968 – Bob Powell

1969 – Ruth Travis

1970 – Van Proskey

1971 – Walt LeFurgy

1972 – Pat McQuilkin

1973 – Sylvia Donaghue

1974 – Hervey Garrett Smith founding father

1975 – Bill Pagels, Sr.

1976 – Dave & Cindy MacDonell

1977 – Tom Munkelwitz

1978 – Sandy & Bill Riesterer

1979 – Fred Harjes

1980 – Rev. Joseph Bond

1981 – Ron Homa

1982 – Dave Adikes

1983 – Bruce Redlein

1984 – 50th Anniversary Banquet Committee:

  • Jean Proskey
  • Van Proskey*
  • Georgene Munkelwitz
  • Beverly MacDonell
  • Ruth Travis*

1985 – Gordon MacGowan

1986 – John Stahlberg

1987 – Robert Campbell

1988 – Mark Rosenblum

1989 – Bob David

1990 – Tom Travis

1991 – George Gillen

1992 – Eric Hathaway

1993 – Joe Conron

1994 – Bill Zambriski

1995 – Ken Boyle

1996 – Susan Kinsey

1997 – Ted & Bea Ostroski

1998 – Ann Marie & Gerry Hesse

1999 – Nancy Koster

2000 – Gordon & Carol Fleming

2001 – Alphonse Guardino

2002 – Bob Gorman

2003 – Brian Kennedy

2004 – Jay Abrams

2005 – Tom Montalbine

2006 – Bill Lembeck

2007 – Katie Taylor

2008 – Lee Montes

2009 – Charlie Huberman

2010 – Mike Hagstedt

2011 – Susan Collins

2012 – Tom & Cathie Harris

2013 – Dave & Rosemary Johnson

2014 – Vinny & Kathy Corrado

2015 – Pat Collins

2016 – John Breuer

2017 – Tom Davison

2018 – Jim King

2019 – Bob Rich