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Gordon L. Benjamin Memorial Newcomer Award

It is to be awarded to the top finishing skipper sailing in his/her first Nationals. Gordon was a long time member of Fleet #9 and the 1976 Shields National Champion.

YearAward WinnerWinner's FleetHost Fleet
2016Tina PryneMonterey, CAMonterey, CA
Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club
2015Arianne RettingerMonterey, CANewport, RI
Ida Lewis Yacht Club
2014Ashley HobsonMonterey, CAW. Long Island Sound, NY
Larchmont Yacht Club
2013Drew KellogOxford, MDOxford, MD
Tred Avon Yacht Club
2012Not awardedMarion, MA
Beverly Yacht Club
2011Mark SwansonSeawanhaka, NYOyster Bay, NY
Seawanhaka Corinthian YC
2010Kyle Martin
Tom Hirsh
Newport, RIMystic, CT
Mason's Island Yacht Club
2009Kristian MartincicChicago, ILChicago, IL
Chicago Yacht Club
2008Schuyler BensonOxford, MDOxford, MD
Tred Avon Yacht Club
2007Jeff GladchunNewport, RINewport, RI
Ida Lewis Yacht Club

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