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Schoonmaker awarded Beppe Croce Trophy

James ‘Ding’ Schoonmaker of Naples, Fla., was last week awarded the 2011 ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy, which honors an individual for their outstanding contribution to the sport of sailing.

ISAF president Göran Petersson presented the trophy, which was first awarded in 1988 in memory of Beppe Croce, the ISAF president from 1969-1986, to Schoonmaker at the 2011 ISAF annual conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“Ding’s contribution and generosity to the sport is exceptional and equally matched by his active participation and success,” Petersson said. “Not content with excelling on the water, Ding has invested just as much time and passion in serving the sport on shore.

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