The Ajax trophy is awarded each year to that individual who best embodies the principals of the Ajax Boat Company. That person must have a true appreciation for boats, sailing and the sea in a classic sense of yachting. His or her racing accomplishments alone cannot be the full measure, but his or her love of boats and willingness to participate in boating activities must to be taken into account.
1968 Don Quill 1969 John Blodgett 1970 Robin Muench 1971 Andy Norman 1972 Buddy Duncan and Bill Kaull 1973 Nick and Josh Burke 1974 Kevin McManus 1977 Susan A. Poor 1979 Kate Flather 1982 Matt Matteson and Ellen Emerson 1986 Gary Cohen, Andy Doben, Ryan Worobel 1987 Derry Mason 1988 Alex Arnould 1989 Ramsay Key 1990 Chris Gilman 1991 Courtney O'Connor 1992 Ryan King 1993 Brian Wilson 1994 Jason Salvo 1995 Jessica Clayton 1996 Matthew Hooks 1997 Francis Shiman-Hackett 1998 Matthew Hooks 1999 Sean Leake 2000 Leland McManus 2001 Kendall Reiley 2002 Ellie Myers 2003 Kyle Smith 2004 Alex Gardiner 2005 Tyler Shepard 2006 Gram Slattery 2007 Chris Remika 2008 Hillman Hollister 2009 Matt Felsenthal 2011 Bryce Andreasen