Sportsmanship trophy was donated in 1972 by Jim Bretzius, the husband of a former Windlass, Diane Bretzius.  This trophy is a silver brass ice bucket.

The sportsmanship trophy shall be a rotating trophy presented at the Windlass annual meeting to remember who, in the opinion of the group, most embodies the special qualities of good sportsmanship on or off the water.

Suggestion for this award a shall be made throughout the year.  These suggestions shall be collected by committee of former recipients of the award, and they shall submit a slate of deserving nominees which shall be posted two weeks before the final vote by the general membership.  This vote shall be counted by the past recipients.

An appropriate keeper charm shall be presented to the winner of this trophy the following year, and the trophy can be won by individual only one time.

1972 Lou Strauss
1973 Nancy Hood-Good
1974 Kupe Cushman
1975 Olivia Shepard
1976 Lucy Shepard
1977 Hilda Crawford
1978 Joan Latham
1979 Cheryl Twining
1980 Shirley Rymer
1981 Shirley Zinn
1982 Faye Rogers
1983 Marie McMahon
1984 Beth Kohut
1985 Dorothy Hildner
1986 Ellen Hardgrave
1987 Terri Schweiger
1988 Gail Allen
1989 Leah Hayes
1990 Ann Newton
1991 Alice Katterhenry
1992 Sylvia Mabe
1993 Cate Horn
1994 Marilyn Belson
1995 Janet Hicks
1996 Fran Abilock
1997 Helen Orton
1998 Marianne DeCosta
1999 Freida Williams
2000 SarahBeth Reeves
2001 Sandy Huff
2002 Pat Besch
2003 Paula Shur
2004 Jan Risberg
2005 Lisa Glaser
2006 Freddie Webb
2007 Leila Bugenhagen
2008 Carol Elwood
2009 Hazel Kirk
2010 Jutta Kohl
2011 Barbara Carrier
2012 Margo Currey
2013 Janet Kreutzer
2014 Lisa Conlon
2015 Barbara Ewert

2016 Dotty Bellefleur