Boat of the Year

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This Beautiful Perpetual Trophy Was Crafted By GMT Composites

Welcome to the 2022 season of the Boat of the Year Series! Since 2004, GMT Composites has sponsored the Narragansett Bay Boat of the Year Trophy. This year, all NBYA members can participate as a benefit of membership – simply enroll your boat in the series. The schedule of qualifying regattas will be posted in the spring.

2022 Preliminary results

DATES EVENT Website Link
5/15 Pret Gladding Race BARRINGTON
JULY 30 IS NEW DATE NBYA Round-The-Bay Regatta NBYA
6/25 Twenty Hundred Club Around Aquidneck TWENTY HUNDRED
7/2 IYAC Newport Cup IYAC
7/9 EGYC Annual Regatta Pursuit Race EAST GREENWICH YC
SEPTEMBER 17 IS NEW DATE NBYA Summer and Challenge Cups NBYA
9/4 Conanicut Around the Island Race CONANICUT YC
9/10 Sail for Hope SAIL NEWPORT
9/24 Twenty Hundred Club Fall Race TWENTY HUNDRED
9/25 Bud Humphrey Race BARRINGTON YC


Boat of the Year documents

2021 Winners

  •  Spinnaker – Zephyros, Tim Grimes
  • Non-spinnaker – Caneel, Chip Hawkins
  • BOTY-Results Final

2020 Winners

  •  Spinnaker – Divided Sky,  Vincent McAteer
  • Non-spinnaker – Caneel, Chip Hawkins
  •  BOTY Results

2019 Winners

  • 2019 – Spinnaker – Vixen, Jim Del Bonis
  • 2019 – Non-spinnaker – Caneel, Chip Hawkins

Trophy Deed of Gift

  1. The name of the trophy shall be The Narragansett Bay Boat of the Year Trophy.
  2. The trophy has been provided by GMT Composites, 48 Ballou Blvd, Bristol, RI 02809 to Narragansett Bay Yachting Association. GMT retains ownership of the trophy. GMT will bear the costs of updating the trophy each year. Trophy reverts to GMT if NBYA can no longer award the trophy under the terms of this deed.
  3. The trophy shall be awarded to the owner of the boat on Narragansett Bay that has the achieved the best overall performance for the season. NBYA shall define and publish the criteria that will be used to choose the winner.
  4. The trophy will be given to the winner in the Fall. It is the winner’s responsibility to return the trophy to GMT Composites in good condition by the end of the following September. The trophy must be displayed at the winner’s yacht club from July 1 through September 15. The winner may display the trophy as they choose during the rest of the year.