The Novice Trophy is awarded annually to the highest finishing National Regatta competitor who has never competed in the event previously.

YearWinner
2017Larry Ehrhardt
2016Gretchen Hartke
2015Matt Hooks
2014Dave Nelson
2013Dwight LeBlanc
2012Frank McNamara
2011Vince Camarda
2010Ben Richardson
2009Andrew Camarda
2008Jim Raisides/Charlie Pendleton
2007Michael Parapetti
2006Gretchen Curtis
2005Event not held (Hurricane Katrina)
2004Zane Yoder
2003Ken Cormier
2002Guy Williams
2001Ellen Dresser
2000Jeremy and Katie Bloxham
1999Bob Schimek
1998Peter Costa
1997Defina and Batavia
1996Knittle and Agresti
1995Jerry Blouin
1994Bryan Peugh
1993Dan Wasmer
1992Luke Brown and Randy Richmond
1991Kevin Kearney
1986Bill Adams
1985Frank Hart
1984Erik Schmitz
1983Eric Cressy
1982Arne Jorgensen
1981Cynthia Donahue
1980Keith Andrews
1979Chris Perkins
1978Al Leblanc