Potomac River Sailing Association
The Norman C. Schaller Memorial Trophy
Deed of Gift
The Norman C. Schaller Memorial Trophy is hereby
established by this friends and the Potomac River Sailing Association in
the memory of Norman C. Schaller, who successfully campaigned
Lightnings, Thistles, and Shearwater Catamarans over a period of 28
years with the Potomac River Sailing Association, and gave unstintingly
of his time and talents to improve sailboat racing in the Washington
This perpetual Memorial Trophy is to be contested
each year on the occasion of the Potomac River Sailing Association
Presidentís Cup Regatta and shall be awarded to the skipper having the
best performance in the regatta, as defined by the following rules:
The trophy shall be awarded to the winning skipper having the
best record in the regatta in any class mustering ten or more starters
in at least half of the races held.
In the event that one or more fleets sail in a different number
of races than one or more other fleets, the best record will be
considered to be the lowest quotient obtained by dividing the sum of a
skipperís finish positions by the product of the number of races
finished times the sum of all finishers in all races in the class.
2. In the event of a tie, it shall be warded to the skipper who defeated the greatest number of boats. If this still results in a tie, the winner in the class whose second place finisher has the best record shall be awarded the trophy. If a tie still exists, the trophy shall be warded jointly, with each winner entitled to possession for a partial year.
The trophy is to be held by the winner for one year or until the next Presidentís Cup Regatta, whichever comes first. The trophy is the property of the Potomac River Sailing Association until such time as it is no longer contested, at which time ownership is to be transferred to the family of Norman C. Schaller.
These rules may be changed in the future as necessary by a two-thirds majority vote of the PRSA Executive Committee and subject to veto by Mrs. Norman C. Schaller.
Note: Original Deed of Gift dated April 1973, Revised July 1976.