HLA Master Trophy 
 
The Phil Drips Trophy
 By Guy Fleming 
 
 
The Phil Drips Trophy was put together in 2008. Many Laser sailors remember Phil for his work as Race Committee chair for the majority of Laser regattas on the town side. Most people do not realize that he had also competed in Lasers at many of the early world championships. He was also a competitor in the over-50 division of the Laser States. The early results for this trophy have been traced back to the over-50 group. Since then, the Laser Class International has created age group racing for Masters racing: Apprentice 35-44; Master 45-54; Grand Master 55-64; Great Grand Master 65-74. The Phil Drips Trophy was put together as a way of thanking him for years of dedication
both as a competitor and as a Race Committee chair. Currently, the Masters fleet division of the Laser State championships gets between 8 and 12 competitors each year.
 
2006 GM: John Higham,       M: Mark Denzer,        A: John Myrdal
2007 GM: John Higham,       M: Mark Denzer,        A: John Myrdal
2008 GM: John Higham,       M: Mark Denzer,        A: John Myrdal
2009 GM: John Higham,       M: Seamus Murphy    A: John Myrdal
2010 GM: Mark Denzer,       M: Charlie Buckingham,  A: Guy Fleming
2011 GM: John Higham,       M: Charlie Buckingham,  A: John Myrdal 
 
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