Roy E. Disney Trophy
Hawaii Youth Sailing Association
Youth Sailor of the Year
 
Morning Light Trophy
 
 
The beautiful half model of the Transpac 52 Morning Light that was the centerpiece of the sailing documentary film of the same name was presented to the Waikiki Yacht Club from Roy E. Disney for the Club's support and assistance in the making of the movie. Morning Light was based at the Waikiki Yacht Club when the crew and film team were in Hawaii from February to May 2007. Every member of the crew joined the club that Roy and his family had been members of for many years. 

On Roy’s passing in late 2009, the WYC looked for a way to honor his memory and continue his legacy of supporting Hawaii’s youths in sailing. Staff Commodore Michael Roth and WYC Youth Sailing Chair Connie Smales discussed what could be done with this half-hull plaque to honor Mr. Disney. After much consideration with Youth Sailing Director Guy Fleming it was decided to use the trophy not for just the WYC youth sailors, but the entire state of Hawaii youth programs. The half model was rededicated in January 2010 to be the HYSA (Hawaii Youth Sailing Association) Sailor of the Year award. With the stipulation it is housed at the WYC. A selection committee made up of the HYSA board and Hawaii youth sailing directors selects the winner to be announced at the Annual
Youth Sailing awards program each year. It was awarded for the first time in November 2010 by Leslie DeMeuse Disney.

2010        Morgan Merrill
2011        Lindsey Andrade 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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