Awards & Named Events

Michael Hinchman Distinguished Service Award

Established in 2007, named for Michael Hinchman, a creative and active member of the Hudson Cove Yacht Club and its Board (Vice Commodore).

It is awarded at the Club's Annual Dinner in any given year when an HCYC individual has been nominated for his/her distinguished service, not only to the Club but to other organizations as well.  His wife, Kristi, was the first to be given the award. 

The award is a plaque with the HCYC burgee, engraved with the recipient's name, and the year along with the "Michael Hinchman Distinguished Service Award". 

Lori Joseph Award for the Club's Winner of the Regatta Race

Established in the 1980s, named for Lori Joseph, an active sailor and avid racer in the newly formed Hudson Cove Yacht Club. 

It is awarded annually at the Club's Regatta to the top winning HCYC racer in that year's Regatta. 

The award is a revolving trophy that is engraved with each captain's and boat's name. 

Tony Gaglione Award for the Longest Cruiser for the Season

Established in the 1980s, and named for Tony Gaglione, a long-time sailor, and cruiser in the Hudson Cove Yacht Club.

It is awarded annually at the Club's January Budget Meeting to the HCYC cruiser who logged in the most cruising miles in the previous year's season. Copies of the logs must be submitted as proof. If no one submits log entries, no award is given that year. 

The award is a revolving silver bowl engraved with the winner's name and mileage. 

The contest, including a sailing and powerboat winner, is for the longest nautical number of miles cruised. 

Rules: 
Record the number of nautical miles cruised, dates, and departing, and arriving ports on the contest log sheet. Click for the log.

A cruising segment must be between two different points. Day sails or motors ending back at the same port do not count towards your cruising total. (It's just fun)

Sorry Sailors, additional miles tacked do not count toward the total nautical miles. 

Contest time frame: Memorial Day through September 30th. 

Submit your entry to the Commodore by December 31st for 2022. Didn't cruise that far this year? Submit your mileage to the total miles logged by the club! Winner will be announced at the January 2023 General Membership Meeting. 

The Merberg Hudson Cove Yacht Club Regatta

Established in 2019, the Regatta is now named for Donald and Lorraine Merberg, founding members of the Hudon Cove Yacht Club. Donald was the HCYC Treasurer on the first Board of Governors. 

The Merberg Family donates generously annually to cover the cost of our Regatta including all the engraved trophies handed to the winners. They are invited annually to the awards ceremony following the Regatta and may assist in handing out trophies if so desired. 

A banner indicating that it is the "Merberg Hudson Cove Yacht Club Regatta" is on display throughout the Regatta.