The Navy Gaboon Perpetual for the State Singlehanded Championships Junior award (18 and under)
by Guy Fleming
 
The historical Laser Trophy in the case is the companion to the Senior trophy.  It is the Navy Gaboon perpetual which was raced for from 1939-1941 when it went into hiding until after the war.  In 1989 it was rededicated as the State Singlehanded Championship Junior Trophy.  We also were able to trace back all the original winners of this division to 1974.  Of the 20 recipients, 4 of them have gone on to win the Senior award at a later date—Sam Kerner, John Myrdal, Andrew Lewis and Lance Miller.   The top youth sailors 18 and under are as follows:
 
Year                     Youth Sailor                  Yacht Club
1974                          B. Westmoreland
1975 & 6                    Fred Berg                             Kaneohe
1977                          Steve Lowery                        
1978 & 9                    Ken Watts                            Kaneohe
1980,81,82 &3            Sam Kerner                           Waikiki
1984                          Mark Anderson                     Waikiki
1985                          Sean Lennon                         Kaneohe
1986                          Sean Thornton                      Waikiki
1987 & 8                     John Myrdal                           Kaneohe
1989                          Mark Pieklo                            Waikiki
1990                          Cole Slater                              Waikiki
1991,92, & 93             Roger Arnemann                   Waikiki
1994, 95                    Matt Cochran                         WYC/KYC
1996                          PJ Jacquelin                           Waikiki
1997,98,99,& 2000      Andrew Lewis                        Waikiki
2001,02, & 03             Michael Scott                         Kaneohe
2004, & 05                 Drew Robb                             Kaneohe
2006                          Ian Lim                                   Waikiki
2007,08,09                 Lance Miller                           Waikiki
2010                          Morgan Merrill                      HYC/WYC
2011
 
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