Robert M. Allan, Jr. Memorial Award

Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference Student Leadership Award

Dedicated January 2012

Bob Allan is acknowledged as the "founding father" of collegiate sailing in California. He represented Stanford University in one of the first official PCIYRA regattas held in December 1941 (just two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor), sailing with his wife (then sweetheart) Harriet (Spicer).  In addition to sailing in the 1941 regatta Bob was its organizer and driving force in its completion. He went on organize the first post-war collegiate sailing championship in California in 1945 and was instrumental in founding the sailing teams at the University of Southern California, the University of California at Irvine and the PCIYRA itself.  Bob passed away in September 2009 in his Carmel Valley home after a lengthy illness.

The Robert M. Allan, Jr. Memorial Student Leadership Award was established in 2012 to recognize a PCCSC undergraduate whose leadership causes extraordinary achievement within a club, team, conference or the ICSA. The individual should have made a significant contribution that will result in long-term organizational improvement. Fellow sailors make nominations to determine the recipient and the individual is recognized at the annual meeting. This individual is also the Conference's nominee for the ICSA Student Leadership Award.

Nominations must be submitted by April 1st annually and shall include the following:

Full legal name of nominee, birth date, college attended, and year of graduation

Statement indicating why the individual is being nominated for the award

* Indicates that they were also named as the ICSA John Rousmaniere Student Leadership Award Recipient and inducted into the ICSA Hall of Fame

Year Name School Results
2012 Ryan Sandy Lee University of California Davis
2013 John Gregory Olsen University of California San Diego
2014 John Gregory Olsen* University of California San Diego
2016 Katie Cornella California California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
2017 Kylie Sullivan University of California Los Angeles