National Championship

National Championship Drivers: 1946-2011

1946 Guy Lombardo Tempo VI (1)
1947 Danny Foster Miss Peps V (3)
1948 Dan Arena Such Crust (2)
1949 Bill Cantrell My Sweetie (4)
1950 Danny Foster Such Crust & Delphine X (2)
1951 Chuck Thompson Miss Pepsi (4)
1952 Chuck Thompson Miss Pepsi (3)
1953 Lee Schoenith Gale II (1)
1954 Lee Schoenith Gale V (4)
1955 Lee Schoenith Gale V (1)
1956 Russ Schleeh Shanty I (3)
1957 Jack Regas Hawaii Kai III (5)
1958 Mira Slovak Miss Bardahl & Miss Burien (3)
1959 Bill Stead Maverick (5)
1960 Bill Muncey Miss Thriftway (4)
1961 Bill Muncey Miss Century 21(4)
1962 Bill Muncey Miss Century 21 (5)
1963 Bill Cantrell Gale V (0)
1964 Ron Musson Miss Bardahl (4)
1965 Ron Musson Miss Bardahl (4)
1966 Mira Slovak Tahoe Miss (4)
1967 Billy Schumacher Miss Bardahl (6)
1968 Billy Schumacher Miss Bardahl (4)
1969 Bill Sterett, Sr. Miss Budweiser (4)
1970 Dean Chenoweth Miss Budweiser (4)
1971 Dean Chenoweth Miss Budweiser (2)
1972 Bill Muncey Atlas Van Lines (6)
1973 Mickey Remund Pay 'n Pak (4)
1974 George Henley Pay 'n Pak (7)
1975 Billy Schumacher Weisfield's (2)
1976 Bill Muncey Atlas Van Lines (5)
1977 Mickey Remund Miss Budweiser (3)
1978 Bill Muncey Atlas Van Lines (6)
1979 Bill Muncey Atlas Van Lines (7)
1980 Dean Chenoweth Miss Budweiser (5)
1981 Dean Chenoweth Miss Budweiser (6)
1982 Chip Hanauer Atlas Van Lines (5)
1983 Chip Hanauer Atlas Van Lines (3)
1984 Jim Kropfeld Miss Budweiser (6)
1985 Chip Hanauer Miller American (5)
1986 Jim Kropfeld Miss Budweiser (3)
1987 Jim Kropfeld Miss Budweiser (5)
1988 Tom D'Eath Miss Budweiser (4)
1989 Chip Hanauer Miss Circus Circus (3)
1990 Chip Hanauer Miss Circus Circus (6)
1991 Mark Tate Winston Eagle & Oh Boy! Oberto (3)
1992 Chip Hanauer Miss Budweiser (7)
1993 Chip Hanauer Miss Budweiser (7)
1994 Mark Tate Smokin' Joe's (2)
1995 Mark Tate Smokin' Joe's (4)
1996 Dave Villwock PICO American Dream (6)
1997 Mark Tate Close Call (1)
1998 Dave Villwock Miss Budweiser (8)
1999 Dave Villwock Miss Budweiser (8)
2000 Dave Villwock Miss Budweiser (6)
2001 Dave Villwock Miss Budweiser (1)
2002 Dave Villwock Miss Budweiser (3)
2003 Dave Villwock Miss Budweiser (2)
2004 Dave Villwock Miss Budweiser (5)
2005 Steve David Oh Boy! Oberto-Miss Madison (1)
2006 Steve David Oh Boy! Oberto-Miss Madison (0)
2007 Dave Villwock Ellstrom Elam Plus (4)
2008 Steve David Oh Boy! Oberto-Miss Madison (1)
2009 Steve David Oh Boy! Oberto-Miss Madison (1)
2010 Steve David Oh Boy! Oberto-Miss Madison (3)

 

The race wins, indicated in parentheses, are for major races.

A "major race" is defined as one scheduled for a minimum of two heats with at least four Unlimiteds making a legal start. This excludes from consideration the numerous one-heat free-for-alls of the 1940s and '50s and those multi-class events with less than the required four Unlimited entries making a legal start.

Between 1946 and 1957, boats from the Limited classes were sometimes allowed to "step up" to the Unlimited level for the purpose of filling out the field.

Except in unusual instances, secondary races run in conjunction with the main event at a particular regatta are not included. The only exceptions to the four-boat starting field requirement are the Harmsworth International races of 1956, 1959, and 1961, which featured an unorthodox method of selecting eligible entries.

November 22nd, 2010

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