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MARYLAND DOVE

MARYLAND DOVE LOA: 76'
Class/Type: 17th century English trading ship
Builder: James B. "Mr. Jim" Richardson of Cambridge, MD
Architect: Willliam Avery Baker of Hingham, MA
Launch Date: August 14, 1978
Commissioned: October 8, 1978
Skipper: Capt. Will Gates

The MARYLAND DOVE is a recreation of the DOVE, a late 17th century English trading ship, one of two ships, the other one being the ARK , which made up the first expedition from England to the Province of Maryland in 1634. The expedition was undertaken by Cecilius Calvert, the 2nd Baron Baltimore.

The recreation was commissioned by the State of Maryland to celebrate the founding of Maryland. Her length overall (LOA) is 76 feet, with 56 feet on deck. Her beam is 17 feet wide, and she draws 7 feet. Propulsion is via 1,965 square feet of sail, with two Lehman 4-cylinder, Super 90 diesel engines as auxiliary.

MARYLAND DOVE was designed by a distinguished naval architect who was also a naval historian, William A. Baker , who curated the Francis Russell Hart Nautical Museum at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1963 until his passing in 1981.

To learn more about the MARYLAND DOVE visit the website of her homeport: Historic St. Mary's City .

Welcome to the Induction ceremonies celebrating
the National Sailing Hall of Fame's Class of 2014.

The following events were streamed live. They will be made available for viewing in the near future:

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014  11:00AM ET 
Hall of Famers Youth Panel Discussion - Live from the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit, Michigan

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 1:00PM ET Official Induction Ceremony - Live from the Detroit Yacht Club in Detroit, Michigan

 

Friday, October 10, 2014
10:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Robert Crown Sailing Center
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis


A limited number of early registrants will receive a
50% discount on their ticket price for the United States Sailboat Show

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

The National Sailing Hall of Fame will host its 3rd National Consortium on Learning Math & Science Through Sailing Workshop on Friday, October 10 in Annapolis. This will time with the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, which this year will be October 9 - 13.

AGENDA —

Opening Remarks

Ken Reigthler
Former Shuttle Pilot and Lockeed Martin Executive
Professor, Aerospace Engineering, United States Naval Academy
Offshore Training Squadron, United Sates Naval Academy Sailing

Panel Discussion: "What's Working"

Jessica Servis
US Sailing REACH Program

Cindy Nickerson
New England Science & Sailing Foundation

Fred Carr
Detroit Yacht Club
University Prep Science & Math High School


Geoff Cuneo
National Sailing Hall of Fame
Learning Math & Science through Sailing

Lunch

"Science of the America’s Cup - Apparent Wind"
"Science of the America’s Cup - AC72 Wing Sail"
"Science of the America’s Cup - AC72 Foils"

Resources

Classroom Demonstrations - Mark Murray
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
United States Naval Academy


HydroLab Demonstration with Navy 44 - John Zselecsky
Branch Head, Hydromechanics Laboratory
United States Naval Academy


Create Your Own Test Tank - Paul Miller
Associate Professor, Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering
United States Naval Academy


To register online, click here.


Click here to take a look at presentations from the 2011 & 2012 workshops.


WHITEHAWK

whitehawk undersail LOA: 92' / 105'
Class/Type: Bruce King Custom Ketch
Builder: Lie-Neilsen
Designer: Bruce King
Launch Date: 1978
Skipper: Eric

One of Bruce King's finest designs, WHITEHAWK is a timeless clipper-bowed classic inspired by L. Francis Herreshoff's famous 1936 racing yacht TICONDEROGA .

whitehawk saloon The 105' ketch was built in 1978 in Rockland, Maine, and has recently received a complete restoration to bristol fashion.

When it was built, the hull was the largest cold-molded wooden boat ever made using the West System Wood Epoxy Saturation Technique. Belowdecks features oversized staterooms and magnificent appointments, including a ten-sided Mandala skylight and a head with a teak bathtub.

whitehawk-head The vessel currently sails in the waters of New England, with trips to Antigua and other ports in the Caribbean.

Click on the links below for more information and pictures of WHITEHAWK .

East Passage Boatwrights description of WHITEHAWK restoration.

Boattest.com Review of WHITEHAWK .

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SORCERER II

Sorcerer II LOA: 100'
Class/Type: Sloop
Builder: Cookson
Designer: Frers
Launch Date: 1998
Skipper:
Charles Howard, Captain/Engineer

The Sorcerer II Expedition is a global oceanographic mission to sample and discover microbes around the world, led by J. Craig Venter, the scientist who pioneered methods for decoding the human genome. Venter and his colleagues at the Venter Institute outfitted SORCERER II sailboat as a research vessel and set sail in Spring 2003.

Their mission is to build on and extend what is known about the vast unseen world of microorganisms, using the modern tools of genomics.

Sampling on Sorcerer II A major goal is to identify and publish a "genomic catalog" of the rich microbial diversity of our planet. They began their mission with a trip to the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda, where they collected samples of water containing more than a million "new" genes found in at least 1,800 species of bacteria, including 150 new ones.

Click here to visit the SORCERER II website , with a voyage tracker and more information on their mission, including the sampling methods they are using, scientific data collected and several photos.

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ADVENTURER

Adventurer LOA: 52' 4"

LWL: 39'9"
Beam: 11' 4"  Draft: 8'
Class/Type: Wooden Malabar VI schooner
Builder: Franklin Post & Son, Mystic, CT
Designer: John Alden
Launch Date: 1926
Owner/Skipper: Mark E. Faulstick
Home Port: Norwalk, CT

ADVENTURER is a John Alden Malabar VI with a traditional gaff fore and main. Formerly known as FREYA , she was built and launched in Mystic, CT, for Dr. Albert Whitney, she was commissioned in 1926, and continuously sailed and raced by six previous owners. Mark Faulstick, her current owner for more than 20 years, had her extensively rebuilt in 1992, and has been a participant in the GCBSR nearly every year since 1995. She has claimed six firsts, the last in 2011, three seconds and one third in class B, and one overall in 2001. Well-maintained and still in top condition, she continues actively sailing and competing in schooner races along the Atlantic East coast and the Caribbean.

Click here to visit story about ADVENTURER .


Morgaine MORGAINE

LOA:  10'  Draft: 18.75"
Class/Type:  10' Acorn Dinghy
Builder:  Kristin White
Designer:  Iain Oughtred
Owner/Skipper:  Kristin White

MORGAINE was built by the owner, while a college student, from a set of plans from Wooden Boat Magazine. She is a great rowing and sailing dinghy which the owner uses as a tender for her Pearson Triton.


SURF BIRD

LOA:  44'
Class/Type: Custom double-ender ketch
Builder:  Ralph Wiley
Designer:  Ralph Wiley

SURF BIRD is a lively double-ender, ketch, rigged, round chined centerboard boat built for the Chesapeake Bay.  She draws 4’ with the board up.

For further information email richhall02 at gmail.com.


MYRTEA

myrtea-cheoylee30 LOA: 32'
Class/Type: Bermuda 30 (Modified H-28)
Builder: Cheoy Lee Shipyard, Hong Kong
Designer: Cheoy Lee
Launch Date: 1963
Skipper: Rob Rowlands

Description of BOAT NAME .

MYRTEA is a modified H-28 design, ketch-rigged, copper-riveted teak planking over iroko frames, featuring an ironwood keel, cast iron keel ballast, and a Volvo MD2 auxiliary.

Commissioned in Dartmouth, England. Completed a trans-Atlantic voyage in 1985.
Custom bowsprit and pulpit installed 1986.


HOWARD THORKILSON

LOA: 20'
Class/Type: Fjording
Builder: Chip Stulen
Designer: Ben Main, Jr.
Launch Date: 1982
Skipper: Howard Thorkilson


KITTIWAKE

LOA: 32'
Class/Type: Custom
Builder: Graves
Designer: Ray Hunt
Launch Date: 1947
Skipper: Stephan Abel


GRIZZLY BEAR

Grizzly Bear LOA: 33'
Class/Type: Custom 33'
Builder: Ed Cutts, Sr.
Designer: Ed Cutts, Sr.
Launch Date: 19XX
Skipper: John Hedger


BERWYN

Berwyn LOA: 38'
Class/Type: Custom one-off Sloop
Builder: Ralph Wiley
Designer: Ralph Wiley
Launch Date: 1952
Skipper: Carolyn Abernethy


MISTRESS

LOA: 76.5'
Class/Type: Hoyt 76
Builder: Eastern Shipbuilding
Designer: Hoyt
Launch Date: 1930
Skipper: Glenn McCormick


TIME

LOA: 34'
Class/Type: Traditional
Builder: The Apprentice Shop
Designer: Thomas Gilford
Launch Date: 2008
Skipper: Mark Scott

TIME was designed in 1946 and built in 2008 by the Apprentice Shop in Rockland, Maine.


MUSTANG

Mustang - NY32 LOA: 32'
Class/Type: New York 32 Class
Builder: Olin Nevins
Designer: Olin Stephens
Launch Date: 1936
Skipper: Simon King

In 1935, when the New York Yacht Club was looking for boats to replace the "Thirties" created by Herreshoff, their requirements included bluewater seaworthiness in addition to grace and quickness. Olin Stephens and the Nevins Yard met the challenge, specifying oak frames (1 5/8" on 8" centers), heavy Philippine mahogany planking, and a low, solid deck house, all without sacrificing speed or beauty. Originally priced at $11,000, the New York 32's have stood the test of time, with about two-thirds of the original fleet still sailing.

Click here for more information on MUSTANG , hull # 17.


LYNX

Lynx LOA: 76'
Class/Type: Privateer / Baltimore Clipper Schooner
Builder: Rockport Marine
Designer: Melbourne Smith
Launch Date: 2001
Skipper: Martyn Clark

LYNX is an interpretation of an actual historic privateer named LYNX built by Thomas Kemp in 1812 in the Fells Point area of Baltimore, MD. Today's LYNX was built in Rockport, Maine and sails today to teach lessons in history, teamwork and the environment. The Lynx Educational Foundation - www.privateerlynx.com - is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization dedicated to teaching the history of America’s struggle to preserve its independence using hands-on educational programs.

Watch the documentary about LYNX in our Film Library .

Click here to visit the LYNX website, with complete history and photos.


CHESSIE

Chessie2 LOA: 82' 3"
Class/Type: Swan 80 FD
Builder: Nautor's Swan
Designer: German Frers
Launch Date: 2013
Owner: George J. Collins

The latest in a line of race boats named CHESSIE , this Swan 80 Flush Deck maxi racer was built in 2013. It is 82' 3" long and has a beam of 19' 11". She draws 10' 10" of water, and her mast rises 110' above the water. Her displacement is 84,200 pounds.

The CHESSIE name was made famous by the original boat making the 31,600 mile Whitbread Round the World Race (now called the Volvo Ocean Race). CHESSIE Racing was the Maryland entry into the 1997-98 Whitbread. During that race, CHESSIE was part of a two-part curriculum developed by the Living Classrooms Foundation, a Baltimore nonprofit educational organization for at-risk children. She was also the centerpiece of the Whitbread Education Project, which involved 500 schools in twenty states and seven foreign countries in curriculum exploring math, science, social studies, geography, and literature along with practical issues such as vessel design, ocean currents, changing weather, and the principles of navigation.

Book on the Chessie Racing Story.

Click here for photos of CHESSIE by Cruising World.

Video: Virtual Tour of a Nautor's Swan 80 FD

More information on CHESSIE.


L'HERMIONE

Frigate-Hermione LOA: 145' (216' including spars)
Class/Type: Reproduction of HERMIONE , an 18th century Concorde class tall ships frigate - 12-pounder
Builder: Rochefort
Designer: Henri Chevillard, circa 1778
Launch Date: July 6, 2012
(construction began 1997)
Skipper: Skippername

L'HERMIONE (pronouced "L'air-mee-own") is a perfect replica of a French 18th-century tall ships frigate. In her original incarnation, she was a sleek three-mast ship that carried Major General Lafayette to America in 1780, a voyage that directly culminated in the American-French victory at Yorktown in 1781..

Click here to visit the

Capital Gazette article on L'HERMIONE docking in Annapolis.

Fun fact: “Hermione” isn’t pronounced the same as Harry Potter’s best friend “her-MY-oh-knee,” it’s pronounced as the much more French “air-mee-OWN.”

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WILD HORSES - W76

Wild Horses - W76 LOA: 76' 4"
Class/Type: W-Class
Builder: Brooklin Boat Yard
Designer: Joel White
Launch Date: 1998

A spirited descendent of the swiftest boats of the early 20th Century, the W -76 racing yacht was conceived to pay homage to the legendary New York 50s, the thundering J-Class boats, and the nimble 12-Meters. The W -76 was the last of more than fifty distinctive designs from the drawing board of the late Joel White, the naval architect acclaimed for so beautifully reincarnating traditional wooden vessels using the most modern construction techniques. The W -76 is handcrafted in Maine. These award-winning, record-setting Spirit of Tradition racing yachts are fast, race-proven sloops with a bundle of trophies from wins in New England, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean.

More details on this fine racing yacht:

http://www.w-class.com/classic_wooden_yachts/f/w76_wild_horses_white_wings.php

Click here to read a story on WILD HORSES in USA Boat International (PDF)


JOLLY DOLPHIN

Jolly Dolphin
LOA: 63'
Class/Type: Three-sail bateau
Builder: James B. "Mr. Jim" Richardson
Designer: Designer Name
Launch Date: 1958
Owner / Skipper: Jack Zuraw

A living piece of Maryland history, the JOLLY DOLPHIN is a three-sail bateau, a wooden sailing vessel modeled on Chesapeake Bay oyster dredgers and built for recreational use.

Sometimes called a “workboat yacht,” it was custom-built for the Mick family of Delaware by James B. Richardson on LeCompte Creek in Dorchester County, Maryland in 1958.

Nautical Ned children's book Legend has it that the name ‘Jolly Dolphin’ came from a character in a children’s book entitled Nautical Ned by Clare Randolph — supposedly the favorite book of the original owners’ children.

From 1964 to 2007, the JOLLY DOLPHIN passed into the hands of a half dozen owners, the last having abandoned her ashore. So she was ready for a new steward when the current owner found her and began her restoration — an almost forgotten piece by Chesapeake history.

Click here to visit the JOLLY DOLPHIN website with complete history, photos and videos.

More information about the builder, "Mr. Jim" Richardson, can be found at the Richardson Maritime Museum .

The JOLLY DOLPHIN participates as a volunteer vessel in NSHOF's STEM Sailing programs.

Above Photo: The JOLLY DOLPHIN in the late 1970’s (courtesy of Mike Mathews)


AZZURA

Azurra LOA: 95' 01"
Class/Type: Jongert 3000M Sloop
Builder: Jongertt
Designer: Doug Peterson
Launch Date: 1998
Skipper: Captain James "Hubs" Hubbert

Designed by Doug Peterson, AZZURA was built in aluminium to Lloyds class by the renowned Dutch yard Jongert and launched in 1998. Together with her tall cutter rig, slim-line freeboard and low-profile deckhouse, she offers outstanding performance combined with luxury and comfort throughout. An interior design by Peter Sijm sees the dining area in the calm, mahogany paneled saloon fitted with two C-shaped settees opposite each other, providing plenty of elbow room and keeping the conversation flowing. There is also a wet bar with individual stools to port.

One of the most seductive qualities about Azzura is her sleek Doug Peterson lines, teamed up with the Jongert patented folding keel and hydraulic retracting coach roof. Click here to watch a YouTube video about AZZURA including a demonstration of the folding keel. Other features include an indentation beneath each porthole designed to collect stray water which, combined with an internal scupper system, channels this water to a grey water tank.

AZZURA has agreed to offer its services to the National Sailing Hall of Fame's STEM Sailing Education and Recovering Warrior Sailing programs.


ARETHUSA

Arethusa LOA: 60'  Beam: 28.21'
Class/Type: Gunboat 60 catamaran
Builder: Gunboat
Designer: Nigel Irens
Launch Date: 1998
Skippers: Phil & Wendy Lotz

The Gunboat 60 ARETHUSA features supreme sailing performance with her all carbon and epoxy construction. A high-speed racer-cruiser, ARETHUSA is actively raced with a crew of 8-10.

Arethusa-overhead Perfectly sized to reflect many owners’ long term needs, the 60 is the maximum size for owner-operation for a longer term cruise, yet offers the space and quarters for crew when the owners’ use can only be part time. The Gunboat 60 is perfectly sized for most owners’ long term needs.

Construction details include a hull laminate made of carbon fiber set in epoxy resin, fully infused and post-cured over a CoreCell foam core. All interior furniture and components are likewise foam-cored and are skinned with fine wood veneers. The boat’s carbon rig features a Marstrom rotating wing-section mast supported by aramid fiber rigging. Furling gear is from Facnor.

The underwater carbon foils are centerboards instead of daggerboards, to reduce potential damage in case of a crash. The rudders are also carbon, and retractable. The centerboards are controlled by hydraulic rams, with shear pins that let the boards kick up on impact.

Arethusa-spinnaker Gunboats feature a forward working cockpit, just abaft the mast and forward of the cabinhouse. All working lines are led to the cockpit, powered by three Lewmar power winches, so the boat can be easily controlled from the cockpit by a small crew.

The Gunboat 60 features a smooth motion, incredible spaces and the potential for 300+ mile daily runs.

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Lots of things to see and do this year at the 3rd Annual City Fair at Annapolis City Dock!

Entertainment Schedule:

Saturday,
May 10
11:00 am Stage Works
12:00 pm Fire Department Jaws of Life
12:15 pm
Danny Burns Band
1:00 pm Fire Department Bomb Dogs
1:30 pm Maple School of Dance
2:30 pm Fire Department Jaws of Life
2:45 pm Children's Theatre of Annapolis
3:00 pm Fire Department Bomb Dogs
3:30 pm Peter Brice Band
Catholic University Dancers
Annapolis LOAH Junior Dancers
4:30 pm Aine O'Doherty Band
Sunday,
May 11
12:30 pm Bates Jazz Band
12:45 pm Fire Department Bomb Dogs
1:30 pm LAOH Junior Dancers
2:00 pm Fire Department Jaws of Life
2:45 pm Children's Theatre of Annapolis
3:00 pm Fire Department Bomb Dogs
3:15 pm Arundalair Chorus
All Day Sat. & Sun.
Pony Rides
Giant Chess
Golfzilla
Giant Lego Tent
Children's Sailboat Pool
Children's Moon Bounce
Kiddie Swing

Classic Boats on Display:

Pride of Baltimore II War of 1812-era Topsail Schooner
Available for boarding & tours during the Fair
Sultana
Replica Revolutionary War British Schooner
Available for boarding & tours during the Fair
Bull or Bear Replica 1860s Sandbaggers
Windalier 58' Sparkman & Stephens Yawl
Lacerta 40' Concordia Yawl
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Fireboat 35
36' Metalcraft Fireboat - Annapoils City Fire Dept.
Freedom 20
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) Adapted sailboat for persons with disabilities

Exhibits & Activities:

American Association of University Women Anne Arundel County Branch Tables with pictures and pamphlets describing our activities. We might have a computer with access to the national site which has a feature called the One Minute Activist and all kinds of programs available to schools, organizations, and colleges.

Aid Our Veterans Indian scout on display.

Annapolis & Anne Arundel Scholarship Trust
Informational table.
Annapolis Community Boating Let the kids climb into a canoe or kayak (on land) and play some boating type games.

Annapolis Maritime Museum Interactive exhibit that includes a dress up station, a touch tank and information on our education programs.
Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic Healthy pregnancy information, 3D/4D sonogram displays and signups for family educational classes.

Annapolis Sons of Italy Educational materials and information.

Arundelair Chorus of Sweet Adelines, Inc. Learn how to sing and harmonize in the "barbershop" style with this all-female group that entertains all around the Annapolis area. (SUNDAY ONLY).

Canine Companions For Independence Puppies!! Meet the Service Dogs and Service Dogs in Training, as well as the Puppy Raisers and Service Dog Teams who work to provide assistance dogs at no charge to people with disabilities other than blindness. (SATURDAY ONLY).

Chespeake Region Accessible Boating Freedom 20 sailboat on display.

Children's Theatre of Annapolis Learn about their productions, workshops & summer camps! Members of CTA Second Stage, Annapolis’ all-youth performing arts traveling troupe, will perform selections from their current show "Broadway Bound" (a musical revue, featuring both classic and modern musical theatre tunes).

Connected Warrior Foundation
Educational materials and information.

John Barry Division Charitable Trust Educational materials and information.

MainStreets Annapolis Partnership Maps showing the heritage area and historic Annapolis.

Office of Emergency Management: Promises of Hope Educational materials, information and giveways.

Restoration Community Development Corporation

Educational materials and information and giveaways.
SPCA of Anne Arundel County Information and adoptable animals.

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region Game, e ducational materials and information.

U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Handouts on safe boating for adults and children, plus... "Coastie" will be there!

We Care and Friends Educational materials and information, plus watch the new Larry Griffin documentary, "Why We Care...the Movie".

WNAV Live broadcast.
(SATURDAY ONLY).
YMCA Camp Letts Learn about all that Camp Letts can offer your child this summer.

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Starting in May, 2014, the Pride of Baltimore II will visit NSHOF and hold on-water lectures in Annapolis at various times throughout the Summer and Fall. Check back later as dates are confirmed.

GET ON OUR LIST TO GET ALL THE NEWS - CLICK HERE

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Photo credit: G. Peter Boudreau

The National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame (NSHOF) and Pride of Baltimore, Inc. have established a strategic partnership to provide students unique educational experiences focusing on both War of 1812 History, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as well as educational programs for the general public.


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THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING

You should receive a confirmation email shortly.

Notice of Race - Click here for NOR (PDF)

Friday, Sept. 19 &
Saturday, Sept. 20

To download a printable schedule click here.

Arrival at NSHOF Docks
(preferred by 10am Saturday!)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Boat Display and Viewing by the public
3:00 pm Caulking demonstration by Joe Reid of Mast & Mallet Boatworks
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Race registration at NSHOF
5:30 pm Reception at NSHOF
6:00 pm Race Competitor’s Meeting
6:30 pm Pot Luck at NSHOF!
7:30 pm Maritime movie at NSHOF!
Sunday,
September 21
11:00 am Warning Signal for Pursuit Race!

For more info contact Maria Museler ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for the onshore events or Paul Miller ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for the race.

5th Annual Classic Wooden Sailboat Rendezvous & Race - 2014

A fun gathering of classic wooden sailboats to showcase their history and elegance and provide an informal oportunity to compete in a low-key race against similar vessels.

Scenes from 2nd Annual Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous & Race

UPDATE: THE SCHOONERS WOODWIND WILL BE RACING, AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS!

REGISTER ONLINE - CLICK HERE

PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM

NOTICE OF RACE

PRESS RELEASE

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Boat Arrivals at NSHOF Docks: Friday & Saturday, September 19 & 20
Preferred by 10:00 am Saturday!


Saturday, September 20

10:00 am -
5:00 pm
Boat Display and Viewing by the Public
3:00 pm Caulking demonstration, Joe Reid of Mast & Mallet Boatworks
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
Race Registration at NSHOF
5:30 pm Reception at NSHOF
6:00 pm Race Competitor's Meeting
6:30 pm Pot Luck Dinner at NSHOF!

Sunday, September 21

11:00 am Warning Signal for Pursuit Race

WindFinder Forecast for Annapolis


Check out the photos from last year's 4th Annual Classic!

4th Annual Race Results
Classic Wooden Sailboat Regatta
September 21, 2013 (Pursuit start - time at finish):

"Unleaded" Class:
1st EXOTIC MATERIALS -Albacore Time: 13:16:07
2nd ACORN DNF
"Premium" Class:
1st SASHAY 13:31:08
2nd HONALEE 13:31:18
3rd TROUT 13:34:31
4th BEAR 13:55:32
5th BULL 14:13:04
"Diesel" Class:
1st MUSTANG 13:26:39
2nd HOWARD BLACKBURN 13:37:39
3rd SPELLBOUND 13:40:48
4th LACERTA 13:50:19
5th VIGNETTE 13:54:54
6th NIGHTSHADE 13:55:51
7th ELF 13:56:21
8th WINSOME 14:04:36
9th SURF BIRD 14:08:34
10th WITCHCRAFT 14:10:21
11th KITTIWAKE 14:10:33
12th TIME DNF

List of Boats Participating in Last Year's Race:

Boat Name Length Owner or Skipper
Kittiwake 32' Stephan Abel
Berwyn 38' Carolyn Abernethy
Witchcraft 59' Dave Butler
Elf 58' Rick Carrion
Spellbound 44' Edmund Cutts, Jr.
Trout 22.7' Tom Gahs
Winsome 36' Ken Gummerson
Surf Bird 48' Richard Hall
Exotic Material 15' Barney Harris
Grizzly Bear 33' John Hedger
Mustang 32' Simon King
Stradivarius 14' Doug Loup
Mistress 76.5' Glenn McCormick
Honalee 29.5' Paul Miller
Sashay 22.8' Elliott Oldak
Howard Blackburn 57' Mark Roesner
Time 34' Mark Scott
Nightshade 36.5' Donald Shea
Howard Thorklson 57' Howard Thorklson
Bear 28' NSHOF
Bull 28' NSHOF
Lacerta 39.83' Mark Walter
Morgaine 10' Kristin White
Vignette 41' Peter Oetker
Myrtea 32' Rob Rowlands


Watch a video with photos from the Classic Rendezvous & Race -

Sponsored by the NSHOF and
Chesapeake Traditional Sailboat Association

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For more info contact Maria Museler ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for the onshore events or Paul Miller ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for the race.

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NOMINATIONS OPEN TOMORROW
FEBRUARY 1, 2013

Thank you for your interest in the 2013 National Sailing Hall of Fame. From this page, starting tomorrow, you will be able to submit your nomination for a Candidate (or Candidates) for Induction into this year's Hall. The Induction Ceremony this year will be held on October 27 at the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame in Annapolis.

You may submit nominations for as many Candidates as you like. After you complete this form for one Candidate, simply return to this page to submit your next nomination.


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REVIEW the following documents to get an idea of what's involved and how you should prepare your nomination (will open in a new window):
- Sample Completed Form (webpage)
- By-Laws & Rules for Election (PDF)

CONFIRM that your Candidate meets the following criteria:
- At least 45 years old
- If deceased, at least 5 years since death, or deceased was at least 45 (whichever is sooner)
- A U.S. Citizen (a non-citizen may be considered if that person had a significant impact on the growth & development of sailing in the United States

DECIDE which category (or categories) for which you would like your Candidate to be considered: SAILING, TECHNICAL, OR CONTRIBUTOR - Click for more info
- You may choose one, two or all three categories

COLLECT the following information you will need to complete the form:
- Your contact info
- Legal name of your Candidate
- Candidate contact info (or if deceased, next of kin) - not required but helpful
- A digital photo and/or other documents that can be uploaded to support your submission - not required but VERY helpful

PREPARE
a statement (as long or short as you like) telling us the reasons why you feel your Candidate should be considered for the National Sailing Hall of Fame - one for each category for which you are submitting (IMPORTANT: Nominations without any supporting statement or reasons why the Candidate merits induction will likely not be considered).

ALLOW enough time to complete the form in one sitting - while the form is very short and simple, there is no saving your work

SUBMIT only one instance of your nomination - this isn't a drawing, and duplicate entries by the same person only adds to the workload of our volunteers

ENJOY the process - knowing that you are contributing to American Sailing History

Put a Nominate Web Button on Your Website or Blog - Click here to get images and insertion codes.


NSHOF-Medallion Thank you for your interest in the 2014 National Sailing Hall of Fame. From this page, you can submit your nomination for a Candidate (or Candidates) for Induction into this year's Hall. The Induction Ceremony will be held on October 26 in Detroit, Michigan.

You may submit nominations - one at a time - for as many Candidates as you like. After you complete the form for one Candidate, simply return to this page to submit your next nomination.

For reference, here is a list of people who have already been inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame:

Class of 2011
Class of 2012 Class of 2013
Betsy Alison Peter Barrett John Alden
Hobie Alter Bob Bavier, Jr. Tom Blackaller
Charlie Barr F. Gregg Bemis Bill Buchan
Paul Cayard Stan Honey Starling Burgess
Dennis Conner Bruce Kirby Frank Butler
Nathanael Herreshoff John Kostecki Runnie Colie, Jr.
Ted Hood Mark Reynolds Dave Curtis
Gary Jobson Rod Stephens, Jr . Timmy Larr
Buddy Melges John Cox Stevens Morris Rosenfeld
Bus Mosbacher Stu Walker
Lowell North
Joshua Slocum
Olin Stephens
Ted Turner
Harold Vanderbilt

We have two videos that will help you understand the nomination process:

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HELPFUL TIPS:

REVIEW the following documents to get an idea of what's involved and how you should prepare your nomination (will open in a new window):
- Sample Completed Form (webpage)
- By-Laws & Rules for Election (PDF)

CONFIRM that your Candidate meets the following criteria:
- At least 45 years old
- If deceased, at least 5 years since death, or deceased was at least 45 (whichever is sooner)
- A U.S. Citizen (a non-citizen may be considered if that person had a significant impact on the growth & development of sailing in the United States)

DECIDE which category (or categories) for which you would like your Candidate to be considered:
SAILING, TECHNICAL, OR CONTRIBUTOR - Click for more info
- You may choose one, two or all three categories

RESEARCH your Candidate so you can provide as much information to support your nomination:

- photos - books written - magazine articles
- positions held - awards received - stories & anectodes

COLLECT the following information you will need to complete the form:
- Your contact info
- Legal name of your Candidate
- Candidate contact info (if living) - not required but helpful
- A digital photo and/or other documents from your research that can be uploaded to support your submission - not required but VERY helpful

PREPARE
a statement (as long or short as you like) telling us the reasons why you feel your Candidate should be considered for the National Sailing Hall of Fame

ALLOW enough time to complete the form in one sitting - while the form is very short and simple, there is no saving your work

SUBMIT only one instance of your nomination - this isn't a drawing, and duplicate entries by the same person only adds to the workload of our volunteers

ENJOY the process - knowing that you are contributing to American Sailing History


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NSHOF-Award

Thank you for your interest in the
2015 National Sailing Hall of Fame.

The nomination period will open
on Sunday, February 1, 2015
and close on April 1, 2015.

Visit nominate.nshof.org this Saturday when it will change to become an online nomination form.

To help you prepare your nomination, below are links to helpful videos and PDF files.

Nomination how-to & tips videos

Sample Completed Nomination Form (PDF)

By-Laws & Rules for Election


- 2014 Inductees to the National Sailing Hall of Fame

- 2013 Inductees to the National Sailing Hall of Fame

- 2012 Inductees to the National Sailing Hall of Fame

- 2011 Inductees to the National Sailing Hall of Fame


WINDALIER

windalier LOA: 58'
Class/Type: Custom Yawl
Builder:
Abeking & Rassmussen
Designer:
Sparkman & Stevens
Launch Date: 1962
Skipper: Thad Bench

WINDALIER is a classic yawl, a Sparkman & Stevens Design #1615 built by Abeking & Rasmussen of Germany. She is framed in white oak, double planked with mahogany over cedar and uses silicon bronze screws and bronze diagonals for fasteners, with extensive bronze diagonals and fabrications in the way of centerboard trunks, floors, engine bed and mast step. The 64,000-pound full keel draws 5 feet 10 inches and has bronze fore and aft centerboards. The main board lowers to 11 feet.

Windalier Recently she was completely upgraded, including a taller carbon fiber mast and spars, and powered winches. Designed along the above-water lines of a larger BOLERO and the underwater lines of FINISTERRE , Windalier was built in Germany in 1962 by the famed Abeking & Rasmussen yard.

To learn more about WINDALIER click here:

http://sparkmanstephens.blogspot.com/2012/01/more-about-windalier-design-1615.html



NIGHTSHADE

nightshade LOA: 36.5'
Class/Type: Custom Ketch
Builder: Capt. Hardy
Designer:
L. Francis Herreshoff
Launch Date: 1973
Skipper: Donald Shea

For more information on NIGHTSHADE email don @ shea.cc


TROUT

Trout LOA: 22.7'
Class/Type: Star
Builder: Tom Gahs
Designer:
Francis Sweisguth
Launch Date: 1968
Skipper: Tom Gahs

The Star Class was first designed and developed in 1911. This class continues to be built and raced today. TROUT is a wooden Star class boat built by the owner, Tom Gahs (talkgahs @ comcast.net).

To learn more about the STAR Class visit: www.starclass.org



STRADIVARIUS

Stradivarius-2012 LOA: 14'
Class/Type: International 14
Builder: McCutcheon
Designer:
Bruce Kirby
Launch Date:
1967
Skipper:
Tom Price / Douglas Loup (owner)

This is a double-handed racing dinghy that originated in England in the early part of the 20th century. It is one of the first true international racing dinghy classes.

To learn more about this class of boat visit: www.international14.org .



PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II

pride 2-fullsail LOA: 96' on deck, 157' sparred length
Class/Type: Topsail Schooner
Builder:
G. Peter Boudreau
Designer:
Thomas Gillmer
Launch Date: April 30, 1988
Captains: Jan Miles, Jamie Trost

PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II was commissioned in 1988 as a sailing memorial to her immediate predecessor, the original Pride of Baltimore, which was tragically sunk by a white squall off Puerto Rico in 1986, taking her captain and three crew members down with her. Both ships were built in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore as reproductions of 1812-era topsail schooners, the type of vessels, called Baltimore Clippers, that helped America win the War of 1812 and finally secure its freedom.

As the Goodwill Ambassador of the State of Maryland and the Port of Baltimore, Pride II represents the business, tourism, and educational interests of the state with unmistakable flair and panache.

Pride II at NSHOF - Photo by Sue Steinbrook Currently the PRIDE II is actively partnered with NSHOF to educate young people about the War of 1812 and US maritime history, offer unique sailing and educational opportunities to Wounded Warriors and the general public.

To learn more about PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II visit their website:

www.pride2.org



BLACK WATCH

BLACK WATCH LOA: 68'
Class/Type: Yawl
Builder:
Henry B. Nevins yard, City Island
Designer:
Sparkman & Stephens
Launch Date: 1938
Owner/Skipper: Trevor Fetter

BLACK WATCH, ex EDLU II, ex TABOR BOY, is S&S design number 218.  The design contract is dated 1938 for Rudy Schaefer of the Schaefer beer family.

The boat was delivered by the Henry B. Nevins yard, City Island the same year.  She measures 68’ x 48’ x 14’ 7” x 9’ 3”.



SILENT MAID

silentmaid LOA: 33'
Class/Type: Replica Wooden Catboat
Builder:
John Brady
Independence Seaport Museum
Designer:
Francis Sweisguth
Launch Date: 1938
Owner/Skipper: Peter Kellogg

maid-interior SILENT MAID is a reproduction of the original SILENT MAID, a racing catboat designed by Francis Sweisguth and built by Morton Johnson of Bay Head, New Jersey in 1924.

For more info on SILENT MAID and how she was built, visit http://seaportmuseum.blogspot.com .



MUSTANG

MUSTANG-atanchor LOA: 83'
Class/Type: Maxi
Builder:
Southern Ocean Shipyard
Designer:
Camper & Nicholson
Launch Date: 1987
Skipper:

MUSTANG-sailing A vintage Whitbread Ocean Race yacht , MUSTANG has been around the world six times. A rare combination of a Maxi ocean racing hull, first class fitting and traditional teak interior by Camper & Nicholson. MUSTANG's performance is outstanding in light air and exhilarating in a breeze.

She visits NSHOF to assist with our STEM Learning Math & Science through Sailing program for high school students.

For pictures and more information click here.


3rd Annual NSHOF Classic Wooden Boat Regatta A fun gathering of classic wooden sailboats to showcase their history and elegance and provide an informal oportunity to compete in a low-key race against similar vessels.

Any boat under 60 feet in length, whose hull is built from wood and whose design dates back before 1970 may participate. This includes newer wooden boats built to pre-1970 designs.

CHECK OUT THIS YEAR'S
PHOTO GALLERY
ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!

3rd Annual Classic Wooden Boat Regatta Thank you everyone for such a great event!
Register now for the 2013 event!

Results (FINAL):

Cruising Fleet: Dayboat Fleet:

1 Lacerta
2 Vignette
3 Nightshade
4 Elf
5 Witchcraft
6 Spellbound
7 Surfbird
8 Windalier (WD)
9 Coquina (DNF

1 Stradivarius
2 Trout
3 High Cotton
4 Bear
5 Catboat 29
6 Roca Liden
7 Acorn
8 Bull (DNF)

Award for Longest Distance Traveled:

Catboat 29
Port Monmouth, N.J.

Award for Oldest Boat:

Elf (built in 1888)


WindFinder Forecast for Annapolis

Scenes from 2nd Annual Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous & Race A fun gathering of classic wooden sailboats to showcase their history and elegance and provide an informal oportunity to compete in a low-key race against similar vessels. Any boat 65 feet or less in length, whose hull is built from wood and whose design dates back before 1970 may participate. This includes newer wooden boats built to pre-1970 designs.

Boat Arrivals: Friday & Saturday, September 19 & 20

Race: Sunday, September 21

REGISTER ONLINE - CLICK HERE

PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM

NOTICE OF RACE

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WindFinder Forecast for Annapolis

Pride of Baltimore II Whether making harbor in a new port of call half way around the world or returning home to her berth in the Inner Harbor, Pride of Baltimore II grabs attention! Whether blasting off her shipboard cannons or skimming majestically over the waves with all sails aloft, Pride II makes a proud statement about her sponsors and her colorful maritime history. As the Goodwill Ambassador of the State of Maryland and the Port of Baltimore, Pride II represents the business, tourism, and educational interests of the state with unmistakable flair and panache.

Your Middle & High School Children can register for a COMPLIMENTARY 1-HOUR INTERACTIVE TOUR of Pride II at the NSHOF docks in Annapolis.

Pride of Baltimore II was commissioned in 1988 as a sailing memorial to her immediate predecessor, the original Pride of Baltimore, which was tragically sunk by a white squall off Puerto Rico in 1986, taking her captain and three crew members down with her. Both ships were built in the Inner Harbor as reproductions of 1812-era topsail schooners, the type of vessels, called Baltimore Clippers, that helped America win the War of 1812 and finally secure its freedom.

The National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame (NSHOF) and the crew of the Pride of Baltimore II invite STUDENTS in grades 6 - 12 to register for a complimentary ONE HOUR interactive tour of Pride II at the NSHOF docks on one of the following two dates:

THURSDAY, APRIL 12: 4:00 – 5:00 PM

OR

MONDAY, APRIL 16:  4:00 – 5:00 PM

NEW! There is also an Interactive Tour on TUESDAY, APRIL: 17 9:30 10:30 AM . To register for this Tour only contact Susan Nahmias by email .

Participation is limited to students of the ages above.  Parents and other children may observe from the docks if they wish. For more information on Pride II visit www.pride2.org

Registration is limited to the first 50 appropriately aged students who complete the online registration. To register, click on the date you prefer to visit, and complete the form on that page. You will receive a confirmation email that your place has been held.

Each student participant MUST check in, receive a name badge and present a completed NSHOF Liability Waiver at least 15 minutes before the tour begins (no later than 3:45 PM). Click HERE to download a pdf of the NSHOF Liability Waiver .


TO REGISTER: PLEASE SELECT YOUR PREFERRED DATE:

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Register from your phone -  click here.


Exhibitor Information -
Register Now For 2014

WHAT

A celebration of the City of Annapolis showcasing the services, opportunities and diversity of our historic community.

The City of Annapolis, in cooperation with the National Sailing Hall of Fame, is seeking public agencies, cultural institutions, sports associations, service organizations, educational institutions, environmental groups, neighborhood associates, sailing groups and other non-profits to participate.

“The NSHOF is pleased to join with the Mayor to host an event at City Dock which will celebrate who we are and what we do.”

- Gary Jobson, NSHOF President

WHERE

Annapolis City Dock and the National Sailing Hall of Fame

WHEN

May 10 & 11, 2014

Weekend of the National Offshore One-design Regatta

• Saturday 11 am – 5 pm • Sunday noon – 5 pm

WHO

Non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status including: Public agencies • Environmental organizations Cultural institutions • Sports associations • Service organizations Educational institutions • Neighborhood associations Media organizations • Sailing organizations, etc.

There is no charge for space or attending.

How

Non-profits will be able to fund-raise as permitted by City Code. No sales of merchandise, food, or beverages will be permitted.

City Code requires those that will solicit donations during the City Fair to apply for and acquire a solicitor's license from the City Clerk's office.  Each non-profit will need to complete the application (the fee will be paid for you) so that they will be able to request and receive donations throughout the event. The solicitors application form is available online and includes the specific code:

http://www.annapolis.gov/docs/default-source/forms-permits-and-licenses/solicitors-canvassers-license-procedures-and-application.pdf

Send all completed forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:

National Sailing Hall of Fame
69 Prince George Street
Annapolis, MD 21041

The deadline for solicitors license applications is April 17, 2014.

The solicitor's license is NOT a vendors permit to sell goods. However, a donation that allows for a gift (like NPR campaigns) is allowed

Groups must bring their own tent, tables and chairs. Any vessels exhibiting must provide their own dock lines & fenders.

Click Here to Register Online

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National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame Education Initiatives

The National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame (NSCHOF) is working to bring together educators from across the country to provide a means to share resources and use our website to provide virtual displays for learners of all ages.

Locally, we are organizing pilot programs to provide an "education incubator" so that we can assist others in replicating these programs in their communities. Please contact us with your questions and ideas.

Here's a sampling of what we've been working on:

2011


In January, our Education Director presented a workshop at US Sailing’s National Sailing Programs Symposium on Learning Math and Science with Sailing national consortium partners, Young Mariners Foundation.

We will present another workshop on partnering with public schools to promote sailing and the maritime industry later this Spring.

On February 26, in partnership with the Anne Arundel County Public School and the Eastport Yacht Club Foundation, NSCHOF will hold a Marine and Maritime Career Fair for the county's public school students in grades 8 - 12 and their parents. It will be held at Annapolis High School from 1-4pm.

Broad industry participation is expected. Below are links to registration forms and more information:

Marine Trade Companies: To secure an industry booth, download this form.

Click here to view/download the Announcement Flyer .

Click here to view/download a Fact Sheet about Career Day 2011.

Advertisers: To participate in advertising opportunities, click here .

Beginning in March, the second 9th grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) PBL (Problem Based Learning) module introducing the physics of sailing and navigation will be taught at South River High School to 120+ students.

Students onboard a J-World yacht

Two AACPS STEM Sailing Summer Bridge camps will be taught by NSCHOF staff, one for novice sailors and the other for those with some sailing experience.

New programs to engage students from the Stanton Center and the Annapolis High School’s Sojourner Douglass program in sailing skills are under development.


2010


Planning began for a Marine and Maritime Careers Fair in partnership with the Anne Arundel Public Schools and the Eastport Yacht Club Foundation and development of  additional sailing and academic programming for AACPS students was initiated.



In September NSCHOF taught an eight week PBL class, "Finding Your Way on Land and Water," to all sophomores in the STEM program at South River High School. Students learned the use of handheld compasses, bearings, topographic maps, and nautical charts



Student learn math & science through sailing NSCHOF taught a two week STEM Summer Bridge Program in July to entering 10th and 11th grade students from the two STEM magnet programs at South River High School and North County High School.



In May youngsters from the Stanton Center enjoyed a unique learning excursion on SULTANA from the NSCHOF dock.



SD-pride In May students from both Sojourner Douglass Middle College program and the Center for Applied Technology South Marine Repair Technology enjoyed a half day learning excursion on PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II from the NSCHOF dock.

SD-chartplotting



Initial activities with curricular material and students began in April 2010 with a six week STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) Problem Based Learning module with 104 freshmen at South River High School.  That culminated with a day-long field trip to the NSCHOF with sailing time as well as time spent touring the Robert Crown Sailing Center at the United States Naval Academy, where they learned about the newest YP on display.



In January, 2010 the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame initiated a partnership with Anne Arundel County Public Schools to help students learn math and science through sailing and to raise awareness of marine and maritime careers.  This exciting opportunity could be replicated in your area. Please contact us if you would like assistance.



Bear-two

One of the highlights of the NSCHOF Sailing Center and the NSCHOF Education Program is the use of the Sandbaggers, BULL and BEAR.  These two replicas of the 1869 SUZY Q are not only magnificent to look at ashore and under sail but everyone from students to adults who have sailed them, rave about their exhilarating performance.

Bull.one

NSCHOF EDUCATION PARTNERS

...the development of a strong education program at NSCHOF would not be possible without our Education Partners. Thank you!

We welcome new education partners. Please contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Gold Partners

Anne Arundel County Public Schools
www.aacps.org

Weems and Plath
www.weems-plath.com

Silver Partners

Adventurer

Annapolis Bay Charters
www.annapolisbaycharters.net

Annapolis Community Boating
www.annapolisboating.org

Chesapeake Boating Club
www.jportannapolis.com

Club Beneteau Chesapeake Bay
http://www.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club;_id=674058

Donnybrook
http://www.donnybrookusa66.com/05_community2_charity.htm

Eastport Yacht Club Foundation
www.eycfoundation.org

J World Annapolis
www.jworldannapolis.com

Pride of Baltimore II
www.pride2.org

Sultana
www.sultanaprojects.org

Wednesday, September 2

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

SCREENING AT 8:00 P.M.
BRING A CHAIR


Sponsored by the City of Annapolis and the National Sailing Hall of Fame.

August 27, 2009

Next Wednesday, September 9

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Screening at 8:00 p.m.
FREE Admission!
Bring a chair!


Sponsored by the City of Annapolis and the National Sailing Hall of Fame.

September 4, 2009

Huntress - Hinckley B40 Hull #1

LATEST NEWS:  Next Wednesday, for the first time ever, visitors to the National Sailing Hall of Fame Sailing Center will be able to see the entire span of production of the famous Hinckley Bermuda 40 design. HUNTRESS, hull #1 (photo above), and HIGHLANDS, hull #203, are respectively the first and last B-40s built. They illustrate 32 years of the evolution of the details of a design which, in its day, was the quintessential American yacht built to the CCA Rule. The hull never changed, but the deck lay out and the rig did.

Come down to Annapolis City Dock next Wednesday for this rare opportunity to tour sailing history.

August 28, 2009


The National Sailing Hall of Fame will be hosting the Hinckley B-40 Association for a 50th Anniversary rendezvous at the DNR/National Sailing Hall of Fame Pier adjacent to Susan Campbell Park in Annapolis on Wednesday, September 2.

The Bermuda 40 was designed in 1958 as a refinement of Bill Tripp's earlier Block Island 40 design. The sheer of the B-40 is slightly flatter, the transom more vertical and broader, and the bow is slightly less spoon-shaped. Henry R. Hinckley & Co. began production of the Bermuda 40 in 1959. Although Hinckley had experimented some with fiberglass boats prior to 1959, the B-40 was to become the bellwether for future production and established Hinckley as the premier North American builder of exceptional quality fiberglass sailing yachts. Over 200 Bermuda 40s have been built to date.

The National Sailing Hall of Fame welcomes the return of the Bermuda 40 Association to the Sailing Center.

Contact:  Lee Tawney 410-952-3174 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

August 26, 2009

Walter Cronkite

1916 - 2009

Obituary from The Economist

Please share with your sailing friends.

Walter Cronkite
Jul 23rd 2009
From The Economist print edition

Walter Chronkite photo
Getty Images

Walter Cronkite, newsman, died on July 17th, aged 92


THE best hours of Walter Cronkite's life were not spent in a newsroom, or in pursuit of a story. They came after vigorous days of sailing his yawl Wyntje off the coast of Georgia or Maine. There was nothing more satisfying then, he wrote,

than dropping anchor in an otherwise deserted cove just before sunset, of pouring that evening libation and, with a freshly roasted bowl of popcorn, lying back as the geese and ducks and loons make your acquaintance and the darkness slowly descends to complement the silence.

An anchor, by the dictionary definition, was "a thing affording stability; a source of confidence". In its narrower sense of a man on television, holding a firm line through chaotic events, it was coined for Mr Cronkite in 1952, when he covered the Democratic and Republican conventions for CBS. That he went on to play the role of anchor for the whole of America, holding the craft steady through the gales of Vietnam, Watergate and the Kennedy and King assassinations with his reading of the CBS Evening News, was a source of both pride and surprise to him.

He liked to say he was a newsman. He aspired to be nothing else. But as America's stabiliser from 1962 to 1981, he was imbued with a different character. He was always a Midwesterner, from the deep middle, though he had spent his formative years in Texas rather than Missouri, where he was born. His voice was described as bass and stately, though it was often light and fast, gaining authority from the clipped fall of the sentences rather than the timbre. Viewers thought of "Uncle Walter", with his greying sideburns and sad, pale eyes, as calmness itself. But when John Kennedy was killed, in a flurry of rumours and alarms over his newsdesk, he constantly removed his horn-rimmed glasses, put them on again, and swallowed hard. When astronauts landed on the moon he gasped, mopped his brow and was speechless. Americans listening to him-husbands finishing the meatloaf, wives stacking the dishes, children already in pyjamas-sometimes described him as the voice of God. God created the world in half an hour (17 minutes with commercial breaks) and then, at 7pm, rested: "And that's the way it is on Friday, July 20th. For CBS News, I'm Walter Cronkite."


The objective centre

His career was founded firmly on reverence for facts, the natural bent of an old wire reporter who had done his footwork at the Battle of the Bulge and the Normandy landings. The rise and rise of "infotainment" on television distressed him. Features were fine in their place, but a news bulletin should contain at least a dozen bits of hard news that made sense of his complicated country and, if possible, the world.

With facts came objectivity, his fundamental creed. He hoped he could be described as a liberal in the true sense, non-dogmatic and non-committed. He was "not a registered anything". Many viewers doubted it, claiming "Pinko Cronkite" helped to push the country to the left and lose the war in Vietnam. It was true that in the spring of 1968 he declared-in tones apocalyptic rather than calm-that the summer would bring only stalemate in the war, escalation meeting new escalation, until the world approached "cosmic disaster". He had had his private doubts about the build-up of troops for three years. But almost at once, he regretted that his public words put him "on a side".

Anchoring him, too, was his belief in the freedom of the press and the right of the people to know. In the last years of the Nixon presidency he found himself fighting against wiretapping and the bullying of journalists, "a cold draught" through the door, but pulled on his mittens and got on with the job. His faith was placed solidly in the constitution, and in law and order. He was never so angry on-air as when Dan Rather, his successor on the CBS Evening News, was punched by security men during the wild Democratic convention in Chicago in 1968. The scene made him want to pack up his microphone and leave. Yet he did not support the demonstrators either, who were drawn to the TV cameras like moths to a flame. The way to change the country was by civilised dialogue; and he would mediate it, from the objective middle, if Americans wished him to.

Yet he was bothered by that. He regretted that Americans were so dependent on television, and on him, to explain the world. TV couldn't do it. All the words uttered in his evening newscast would not fill even the front page of the New York Times . He offered, in the end, just a headline service. Print alone gave the necessary depth of understanding.

His Walter Mitty dream, as he said once, was to take his boat and leave "the daily flow of this miserable world". He would stop attempting to make brisk order out of human affairs. Instead, he once told Sailing magazine, he might weigh anchor from the marshlands of South Carolin a :

you start a little before dawn. The first light. I like to do that anyway. The sawgrass rises to meet the day, standing straight up, the blades of sawgrass with dew on them sparkle. All through the marsh grass, the birds are rising …and a little fog rises, the morning fog, the haze, as the dew boils away. And through all of that the fishing boats…meandering through the marsh grass, captain of the sea.

Onne van der Wal

Renowned and award winning nautical photographer, Onne van der Wal (pronounced "Onn-A") has been shooting yachting photography for over 25 years. Once a professional sailor, Onne got his start in photography while sailing as bowman and engineer with the 1981-82 Dutch Whitbread Around the World Race Team on the winning boat, FLYER . When Onne returned from their circumnavigation, the press was eager to publish the many photos he had shot and he hasn't stopped shooting since.

The National Sailing Hall of Fame is pleased to offer this addition to our online Gallery Exhibition of American Sailing Photographers.

You can view the exhibit at our website, www.nshof.org.

Click here to visit the exhibit page .

July 21, 2009

Free sailing program draws crowds

 

Aims to get more people involved in sport

By PAMELA WOOD, Staff Writer, Annapolis Capital
Published 06/26/09

Click here to read the original article in the Annapolis Capital.

Click here to watch a video about the program.


Photo by Paul W. Gillespie - The Capital


At first the words were foreign: jib, spinnaker, mainsail, windward, leeward, tack, keel.

But after three hours on the water, the rookies were speaking fluent sailor-ese, even helping trim the sails and guide a large and fast J/105 sailboat down the Severn River.

"I feel like I've been on an adventure today," said Maureen Mitchell of Curtis Bay, who was among the latest group of sailing newbies who took part in a free sailing program in Annapolis.

That's right: Free.

A confederation of sailing-related organizations, working together under the banner of Annapolis Community Boating, has been offering free beginner sailing lessons on Sunday afternoons for about two months.

The FreeSails have been popular, spurring a waiting list and forcing organizers to put out a call for more boats and more volunteers.

Register to read more ...

Free sailing program draws crowds

Aims to get more people involved in sport

By PAMELA WOOD, Staff Writer, Annapolis Capital
Published 06/26/09

Click here to read the original article in the Annapolis Capital.

Click here to watch a video about the program.


Photo by Paul W. Gillespie - The Capital


At first the words were foreign: jib, spinnaker, mainsail, windward, leeward, tack, keel.

But after three hours on the water, the rookies were speaking fluent sailor-ese, even helping trim the sails and guide a large and fast J/105 sailboat down the Severn River.

"I feel like I've been on an adventure today," said Maureen Mitchell of Curtis Bay, who was among the latest group of sailing newbies who took part in a free sailing program in Annapolis.

That's right: Free.

A confederation of sailing-related organizations, working together under the banner of Annapolis Community Boating, has been offering free beginner sailing lessons on Sunday afternoons for about two months.

The FreeSails have been popular, spurring a waiting list and forcing organizers to put out a call for more boats and more volunteers.

Register to read more ...

Taking Sailing to the Public

Annapolis Sail
Photograph by Richard Chomitz

Free Sailing at NSHOF Sailing Center Overbooked

After two weeks of Free Sailing at the National Sailing Hall of Fame Sailing Center, organized by a consortium of local organizations, including Annapolis Community Boating, Chesapeake Regional Accessible Boating, Brendan Sailing, Chessie Jr. Racing, Box of Rain, Outward Bound, the Annapolis Sailing School and the National Sailing Hall of Fame, the Sunday afternoon programs are overbooked through June 14th, with 134 people participating. Requests to sign up last week have been 6-7 a day.

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JOBSON
REPORT

BY GARY JOBSON

Sailing Finally Has A Home

In 1998 I emceed a skipper’s forum on the Annapolis (Md.) City Dock, hosting the skippers of the Whitbread Round the World Race. Paul Cayard, skipper of the victorious EF Language syndicate, was on the panel, explaining to more than 1,000 people in the audience what it was like to sail in the Southern Ocean. Dennis Conner, whose Volvo 60 Toshiba sat nearby, was another panelist, and as he compared the Whitbread to the America’s Cup, the crowd hung on his every word. It was at this moment I realized the sport of sailing needed a Hall of Fame to celebrate the accomplishments of these great sailors and many others.

I had no idea then that in 10 years time the very place where the forum was taking place would soon be sailing’s permanent home. It’s long overdue.

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Outward Bound Hurricane Island 30s
At
National Sailing Hall of Fame

Outward Bound Hurricane Island 30

The new Outward Bound Hurricane Island 30s will be at the National Sailing Hall of Fame beginning April 19 through May 3 for a program that includes sailing for youth leaders, teachers, Outward Bound Alumni and community partners.

The new Hurricane Island 30 is a rugged, fiberglass, sharpie-rigged open boat in the form of a contemporary gig or Whitehall style suitable for rowing and sailing in varied coastal sea an weather conditions

Outward Bound, founded in 1941 by educator Kurt Hahn, is a non-profit educational organization that serves people of all ages and backgrounds through challenging learning expeditions that focus on character development, leadership and service. Outward Bound serves 70,000 students annually and has a nationwide community of more than 1 million people. www.outwardbound.org

Click here to watch a fun video on Gary Jobson's website, www.jobsonsailing.com that will give you a feel for what the Outward Bound sailing experience is all about.

For more information, contact Eric Denny, Sea Program Director, at (207) 596-4069.

April 17, 2009


OUTWARD BOUND Hurricane Island 30 (HI30)

Outward Bound Hurricane Island 30 LOA: 30'
Class/Type: Sharpie
Builder: Ryder Boats
Designer:
Rodger Martin
Launch Date: 2009
Skipper: Various

Built to support a program that includes sailing for youth leaders, teachers, Outward Bound Alumni and community partners.

The Hurricane Island 30 is a rugged, fiberglass, sharpie-rigged open boat in the form of a contemporary gig or Whitehall style suitable for rowing and sailing in varied coastal sea an weather conditions

Outward Bound, founded in 1941 by educator Kurt Hahn, is a non-profit educational organization that serves people of all ages and backgrounds through challenging learning expeditions that focus on character development, leadership and service. Outward Bound serves 70,000 students annually and has a nationwide community of more than 1 million people. www.outwardbound.org

Click here to watch a fun video about the Outward Bound sailing program.


WITCHCRAFT

Witchcraft LOA: 65'
Class/Type: Custom Racing Sloop
Builder: Lawley
Designer: Crowninshield
Launch Date: 1903
Owners: Mr. & Mrs. David S. Butler
Skipper: Paul Itzel

Restored by Paul Itzel, WITCHCRAFT is a 1902 racing yacht built to campaign on Lake Champlain. Paul Itzel found her rotting away in a canal in 1970, and succumbed to her spell, he devoted several years of his life to bringing her back to her glory days. She now casts her spells on the waters of Chesapeake Bay.

Click here to visit the WITCHCRAFT website , with the complete story and several photos.


DONNYBROOK

donnybrook-rolex-regatta-2012 LOA: 80' (LWL 70.6')
Class/Type: Custom Racing Sloop 72
Builder: Launched by Dencho Marine
Designer: Unknown
Launch Date: Unknown
Skipper: James Muldoon

DONNYBROOK is a custom-built maxi racing sloop designed to get the job done...fast. Raced from New England to the Caribbean, she features a centerline daggerboard ahead of a canting keel. Retractable sprit also raises and rotates aft for running. Her hull, spars and systems are the result of several cutting-edge technologies.

When available, DONNYBROOK sails out of NSHOF with a crew of youth to help enter children into the sport of sailing.

Click here to visit the DONNYBROOK Facebook page.


ELF

01-NSHOF Elf LOA: 68' (28' 8" LWL, 35' Length on Deck LOD)
Class/Type: '30-footer' Boston class cutter
Builder: George Lawley & Sons
Designer: George Lawley
Launch Date: 1888
Skipper: Rick Carrion

ELF is an 1888 Lawley-built (Boston) ‘30-footer’ class cutter and has been a continuous part of American maritime culture for more than a century. She was built by George Lawley & Sons for a Mr. William H. Wilkinson in 1888 as a state-of-the-art racing yacht. ELF was built at a cost of $3,500 more than 125 years ago. Today she is on the National Register of Historic Places.

ELF sported a topsail that reached 68' 6" into the air to grab every bit of wind available, and like other racing vessels of her day, her lines and rigging were adapted and innovated from successful merchant ship designs. Following a lively career as a gaff topsail cutter rigged racing yacht, Elf pioneered off-shore yacht cruising in 1893, by being the first small craft to successfully cruise round-trip from Marblehead, Massachusetts to Halifax, Nova Scotia, an achievement documented by Henry Howard in his 1946 autobiography.

The current owner acquired the boat in 1971 is a somewhat dilapidated condition, and set out on a multi-decade effort to bring her back to her original glory. Today, ELF participates frequently in NSHOF sailing activities, including our educational programs to teach children math and science through sailing.

Click here to visit ELF's website at the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild, with her complete story and several photos.


COQUINA

coquina LOA: 16' 8"
Class/Type: Catboat ketch
Builder: Robb & Nelson
Designer: Herreshoff
Launch Date: 2012
Skipper: Dennis Robb

COQUINA is a boat built from an 1889 Herreshoff design. She was built using a combination of traditional and modern methods from the originals on record at the Hart Nautical Museum at MIT.


SPELLBOUND

Spellbound LOA: 47'
Class/Type: Custom Yacht
Builder: Cutts and Case
Designer: Ed Cutts, Sr.
Launch Date: 1970
Skipper: Edmund Cutts, Jr.


ROBERT P

LOA: 29' 4"
Class/Type: Gaff-rigged catboat
Builder: Builder Name
Designer: B.B. Crownshield
Launch Date: 2012
Skipper: Robert Pulsch

Built using a 1900 Crownshield design, ROBERT P is a new boat with a classic heart. Drawing only 18" with her board up, she can explore gunkholes normally visited only by canoes and kayaks.


VIGNETTE

Dickersons
LOA: 41'
Class/Type: Dickerson 41 Cutter
Builder: Dickerson Yachts
Designer: Roger MacAlleer
Launch Date: 1968
Skipper: Peter Oetker

Bill Dickerson made mahogony-planked boats out of his backyard on Church Creek near Cambridge, Maryland beginning in 1946 - everything from compact daysailers to a 58' schooner. He quickly became known as a builder of sturdy boats with clean lines at a reasonable cost. VIGNETTE is one of Dickerson's most popular boats, a 41' cutter rig.

HONALEE

honalee LOA: 28'
Class/Type: Rozinante 28 ketch
Builder:
Designer: L. Francis Herreshoff
Launch Date: 1962
Skipper: Paul Miller

HONALEE is a fine example of L. Francis Herreshoff's popular small cruising boat, one of the most admired boats of all time. Based on a canoe hull, she is intended to be rowed with the wind is lacking, although with her relatively light displacement and large rig, she can move spritely in light air.

Free Sailing

at the
National Sailing Hall of Fame

Sundays beginning April 19, from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

NSHOF docks at Annapolis City Dock

Annapolis Community Boating in cooperation with the National Sailing Hall of Fame, Chesapeake Regional Accessible Boating (C.R.A.B.), Chessie Jr. Racing, the Annapolis Sailing School and the Annapolis Community Foundation is offering free sailing from the National Sailing Hall of Fame docks at Annapolis City Dock on Sundays from noon to 4:00 pm.

The sessions begin on April 19 and will run until June 14. Additional sailing will be available during the Maryland Maritime Festival, May 2 and 3 from noon to 4:00 pm. Professional instructors will be on hand to teach the basics and skipper the boats.

Students of all ages are welcome. No experience is necessary, but reservations are required.

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Annapolis Community Boating is a community-based organization that seeks to promote all boating on the Chesapeake Bay by providing affordable public access to a cooperative boating location and boating educational programs.

April 8, 2009

Free Sailing

at the
National Sailing Hall of Fame

Sundays beginning April 19, from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

NSHOF docks at Annapolis City Dock

Annapolis Community Boating in cooperation with the National Sailing Hall of Fame, Chesapeake Regional Accessible Boating (C.R.A.B.), Chessie Jr. Racing, the Annapolis Sailing School and the Annapolis Community Foundation is offering free sailing from the National Sailing Hall of Fame docks at Annapolis City Dock on Sundays from noon to 4:00 pm.

The sessions begin on April 19 and will run until June 14. Additional sailing will be available during the Maryland Maritime Festival, May 2 and 3 from noon to 4:00 pm. Professional instructors will be on hand to teach the basics and skipper the boats.

Students of all ages are welcome. No experience is necessary, but reservations are required.

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Annapolis Community Boating is a community-based organization that seeks to promote all boating on the Chesapeake Bay by providing affordable public access to a cooperative boating location and boating educational programs.

April 8, 2009

This article was published in the "Editor's Notebook" section of the Annapolis Capital newspaper. Click here for a printable PDF .

Published December 15, 2008

HALL OF FAME -Supporters of the proposed National Sailing Hall of Fame have come a long way since they introduced their concept nearly a year ago. A lot of the concerns - about design, traffic and the possible removal of an existing house at the City Dock site - dissipated last week with the public unveiling of a model.

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The following article appeared in the December 13, 2008 Washington Post.

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of the article.

$30 Million Needed to Make It Real

By Ashley Halsey III
Washington Post Staff Writer

Saturday, December 13, 2008; B03

A cascading series of roofs curved to resemble sailboat hulls define the design for the proposed $30 million National Sailing Hall of Fame, which would recast the character of the Annapolis waterfront.

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The following article appeared in the December 12, 2008 Annapolis Capital.

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Building would border Phillips, Burtis House

By RYAN JUSTIN FOX Staff Writer

Published December 12, 2008

The rave reviews of the National Sailing Hall of Fame's planned museum continued last night as the public got a long-awaited first look at local architect Joe Boggs' "preliminary schematic designs" for the three-story building on Prince George Street.

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The National Sailing Hall of Fame & Sailing Center
and Historic Annapolis Foundation


cordially invite you to the

National Sailing Hall of Fame Building Model
Exhibit and Briefing

Thursday, December 11, 2008

from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
remarks at 6:15

HistoryQuest
99 Main Street
Annapolis

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Sailbot

In conjunction with SailBot 2009 , the U.S. Naval Academy and the NSHOF Center for the Innovation in the Art & Science of Sailing will be staging a demonstration of autonomous sailing craft, defined as boats that are capable of getting around a defined course on their own, on Wednesday May 13, 4:30 p.m. at the NSHOF Sailing Center adjacent to Annapolis City Dock.

Teams from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. will be competing at the U.S. Naval Academy May 11-13. The first event is a design presentation highlighting each vessel's development.  It will be followed by on-the-water racing including: a precision navigation contest, match racing, a 5 km race and a station-keeping contest.

Teams from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. will compete at Annapolis.


Pride of Baltimore II at Sea

PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II is sailing into Annapolis this month and is offering guests a variety of ways to experience this traditional sailing vessel. PRIDE II is fresh off her 2008 Great Lakes Tour which took the ship to ports in all five of the Great Lakes, as well as ports along the Northern Atlantic Coast.

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The following article appeared on the front page of the October 25, 2008 edition of The Capital newspaper in Annapolis:

Capital Front Page - Oct. 25, 2008 Headline: Sailing Hall of Fame concepts praised

Annapolis
By RYAN JUSTIN FOX Staff Writer
Published October 25, 2008

Initial concepts of the planned National Sailing Hall of Fame museum drew rave reviews during a city Historic Preservation Commission meeting Thursday night.

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Screenshot

The National Sailing Hall of Fame and U.S. Sailing announce the launch of a new component to the Hall of Fame's website - www.nshof.org - an online Sailing Resource Locator. The link - Find Sailing Resources In Your State - is at the top of each page of the website, and is accessible from anywhere. It is being launched in conjunction with the opening of the new Disney sailing film "Morning Light."

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ATTENTION: Anyone Going to the U.S. Sailboat Show - Two beautiful and historic Yachts - ELF and WINDALIER - will be on display at the National Sailing Hall of Fame's Sailing Center during the U.S. Sailboat Show, this Thursday, Oct. 9 through Monday, Oct. 13. The Sailing Center is located at the end of the docks on the North side of Ego Alley, adjacent to the U.S. Naval Academy seawall. (Please note: During the Boat Shows, the Sailing Center docks are only accessible to Boat Show attendees).

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Forwarded from the National Sailing Hall of Fame

Here we go… Big day today.

I’m just as tired as I was a few days ago, but we are getting closer to the end in several of the 11 events, so the adrenal gland is working over time. When I am around the athletes, it’s all about the “cool and calm” thing. But inside I am a churning stew of nerves, excitement, and stress. I am so much more at ease when I am doing the racing. But when I am watching someone else race, someone that I have spent the last four years cheering for and supporting, it’s intensely nerve wracking.

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ELF

ELF , a 30 foot racing cutter, was built in 1888 by George F. Lawley & Sons of South Boston, the builders of the 1885 America's Cup winner PURITAN . ELF was built to be fast. She sports an impressive gaff-rig, complete with jack-yard topsail that spans 60 feet into the air in order to capture breezes aloft not apparent at surface levels. She was meant to perform in the lightest of air.

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23rd annual Rose Bowl Regatta

Jan. 5-6, 2008

U.S. Sailing Center, Long Beach
Alamitos Bay Yacht Club

Jan. 5, 2008

Boston College enjoys a cool but dry day at the beach   


 

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Paul Mixon and Honorary Board Member Bill Pinkney
Featured on National Geographic Webisode

Bill Pinkney & Paul Mixon

When Paul Mixon, 65, got hooked on sailing 30 years ago, he never expected that one day he'd be the organizer of a popular annual flotilla in the British Virgin Islands. But his instant love of the sport gave rise to a dream of introducing sailing to more African Americans, long a minority in the sailing community.

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For your information, please find attached a brochure on the National Sailing Hall of Fame programs. Pass it on to a friend.

If you have any questions please call 410-952-3174.

Thank you for supporting the National Sailing Hall of Fame.

If your email did not download the attached PDF brochure, you may download it by clicking here.

 

INFORMATION SHEET

Attached is a drawing of our dock area for the National Sailing Hall of Fame adjacent to Annapolis City Dock and the U.S. Naval Academy.

The Sailing Center and Docks will feature a small collection of classic boats, the John Smith Shallop Race, and model sailboat racing. An agreement with the U.S. Yacht Shows provides continued use of the area for the Shows. The once restricted “Governor’s Dock” will now be open to the public as will the entire area.The public dinghy dock will remain.


Please let us know if you have or know of classic boats which we might display.

Please forward to interested parties.

Thank you for supporting the National Sailing Hall of Fame. 

If your email did not download the attached PDF file, you may download it by clicking here.


NORTH SAILS FILM LAUNCHES
CENTER FOR INNOVATION IN THE
ART & SCIENCE OF SAILING
 
 North Sails: 50 Years of FAST
 
 
Annapolis, MD – The sail is a complex engine that transforms wind power into propulsion. Sails enable the miracle of sailing. There is little to equal the combination of satisfaction and challenge, joy and competition that sailing provides.
 
The National Sailing Hall of Fame is pleased to stream the Film "North Sails: Celebrating 50 Years of FAST."
 

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Sandbagger

Sandbaggers are amazing pieces of New York history. Originally built in the 1860s, sandbaggers were work boats used in New York Harbor to shuttle oysters and other cargo to market. The fastest boat could set the price of the day.

Owners and crew then started to race the boats with wagers on the outcome.

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AIP physics today cover

Annapolis, MD - Bryon D. Anderson's cover story on "The Physics of Sailing" which appeared in the February Issue of Physics Today is now posted and available on the National Sailing Hall of Fame's web page entitled "Center for innovation in the Art & Science of Sailing."

Go to www.nshof.org and click on "Center for Innovation" or click here to go directly to the Center.

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March 24, 2008


Optis

Pure enjoyment. That's how you can describe the thrill kids get from racing Optis.

Bull & Bear Sailing, an organization dedicated to helping people learn to sail, has produced a documentary that offers an introduction to the Intermediate class. The National Sailing Hall of Fame is pleased to be able to present this video on its website.

To watch the documentary, visit www.nshof.org and click on Film Library, or go directly to the Film Library by clicking here .

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March 27, 2008


USNA Ship Models Collection

The ground floor of U.S. Naval Academy's Preble Hall (presently under renovation) houses one of the most valuable collections of ship and boat models in the world. The National Sailing Hall of Fame is proud to announce that a video documentary showing the details of this amazing collection is now available for viewing at the Hall's Virtual Film Library.

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cup

Congressional Cup 2008

Long Beach Yacht Club
April 29 - May 3

Presented by Acura

Congressional Cup

The 20th year of on-water umpiring - where it started

Umpires at work in the Congressional Cup
LONG BEACH, Calif.---Before Dave Perry could claim the second of his consecutive Congressional Cup championships in 1984 he had to suffer an agonizing couple of hours waging his case against two-time champion Dick Deaver in the protest room and then forlornly pacing under a full moon outside the Long Beach Yacht Club while the jury made up its mind. boats1


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Correction: Our previous email had an incorrect time for the Sunday Team Racing Demonstration. Here is the corrected email. Our apologies, and we hope to see you there.

Watch Team Racing Demonstrations
During Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival

At NSHOF Basin
(Adjacent to Annapolis City Dock)

Saturday, May 3, 3:30-5:30 pm
Sunday, May 4, 1:00-3:00 pm

Team Racing

Team Racing is an exciting and challenging way for sailboat racers of all ages to have fun.

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ANNAPOLIS TO HOST 2008 OPTIMIST TEAM TRIALS

USODA 2008 Banner

195 of USA's Top Junior Sailors to Compete in Annapolis This Weekend

Annapolis, MD (April 29) - This will be quite a busy weekend in Annapolis.  In addition to the various festivities at City Dock surrounding the Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival, visitors will notice lots of very small sailboats, 7 1/2 foot race boats called Optimist Dinghies - or "Opti's" for short - heading in and out of Annapolis Harbor to the mouth of the Severn River.  While the boats may be quite small, the size of the fleet is quite large - with 195 children from all over the United States racing over four days in the most competitive annual junior sailing regatta in the country.

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Classic Boat Display
Friday, May 2 - Sunday, May 4

John Smith Shallop Race
Saturday, May 3 12:00pm

The National Sailing Hall of Fame will feature several sailing events  and displays in conjunction wth the Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival at the Public Access Sailing Center and Docks on May 2-4 at Annapolis City Dock.

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Congressional Cup Racing

And More Racing

And Even More Racing

The Congressional Cup

Watch all the action from the 44th Annual Congressional Cup, hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club and sponsored by Acura.

One of the oldest and most prestigious match racing events in the world, this year's Cup was the only Grade 1 match racing regatta held in the U.S.

To watch the videos, go to www.nshof.org and click on Film Library. Or, you can go directly to the Film Library by clicking here .

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May 6, 2008


Int'l. Rolex Regatta 2008

It's called the "Crown Jewel" of Caribbean racing. You're invited to watch the fun and excitement of the 35th Annual International Rolex Regatta, which took place in March at the beautiful St. Thomas Yacht Club. Close to 90 boats participated in two days of intense racing action.

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Adventurer Donnybrook

The National Sailing Hall of Fame will host the Boy Scouts on Schooner Adventurer, owned by Art Birney, and Donnybrook , owned by Jim Muldoon, for a Memorial Day Weekend Chesapeake sail on Saturday, May 24.

The group will embark from the National Sailing Hall of Fame Pier at Annapolis City Dock at approximately 12:00 noon.

For more information contact Lee Tawney at 410-952-3174.

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May 21, 2008


Koch Cup


The National Sailing Hall of Fame is pleased to host the Race Committee and Scout officials for the Fourth Annual William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup. The youth sailing regatta is open to young men and women between the ages of 14 and 21 who are actively registered in the Sea Scout program. The event is run out of the Naval Academy Sailing Center.

Finals are today, July 18 and tomorrow, July 19.

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July 18, 2008

Racing: Business Leadership & Management Seminar

On May 28, the National Sailing Hall of Fame videotaped a panel discussion called "RACING: Business Leadership & Management held at the Annapolis Yacht Club.

Sponsored by the World Presidents Organization, this 1 hour and 12 minute panel discussion features leaders in both business and yacht racing as they talk about the commonalities that make for a successful business and a winning race team. Moderated by Gary Jobson , the panel includes business leaders Bob James and Terry Kohler .

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Coming soon to a theater near you...

Fifteen young (and inexperienced) sailors, six months of intense training, and a 52-foot sloop provided by Roy Disney himself - that's the premise for this new True-Life Documentary about the youngest sailors ever to to enter in the 2300 mile Transpac - one of the most revered of open-ocean sailing competitions.

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Disney Releases "Morning Light"
Transpac Sailing Documentary Trailer

Coming soon to a theater near you...

Fifteen young (and inexperienced) sailors, six months of intense training, and a 52-foot sloop provided by Roy Disney himself - that's the premise for this new True-Life Documentary about the youngest sailors ever to to enter in the 2300 mile Transpac - one of the most revered of open-ocean sailing competitions.

Disney has this video scheduled for general theatrical release this Fall, but you can watch the trailer and visit the movie's website by clicking here .

<http://www.apple.com/trailers/disney/morninglight/>

About the film:

"Morning Light," a real-life adventure feature film recorded as it happens, whatever happens, was part the 2007 44th Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii in a project led by race veteran Roy E. Disney. Based on the premise of "the youngest crew ever to sail Transpac," the film chronicles the recruitment, training and performance of sailors as young as 18 years old.

On their own, they sailed a Transpac 52 called Morning Light . None of the participants were actors. There was no script and no preconceived outcome. Disney said, "If we do our job right, I don't care as much whether they win or lose as how they come together as a group and wind up a team in the end. However they do is how they do. But we're giving them the equipment to win."

Disney purchased the Transpac 52 Pegasus from software developer Philippe Kahn. The Transpac 52s Alta Vita and Rosebud , part of the world's most dynamic grand prix class with more than 30 boats in 15 countries, have placed first in the last two Transpacs on overall corrected handicap time.

Disney credited the TP 52 class executive director, Tom Pollack of Newport Beach, for inspiring the project. "We always thought there must be a way to expose Transpac to the world," Disney said. "Morning Light, a real-life adventure feature film recorded as it happens, whatever happens, was be part of last year's 44th Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii in a project led by race veteran Roy E. Disney.

July 27, 2008

For Immediate Release                                                                         Contact: Lee Tawney
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Annapolis, MD – In cooperation with the Associated Marine Institutes (AMI), the National Hall of Fame will have the classic Sparkman & Stephens 58 foot yawl Windalier on display at the 2007 U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, October 4-6.

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MOUNT GAY, SAILING & THE HAT
SHORT FILM ON NATIONAL SAILING HALL OF FAME
VIRTUAL FILM LIBRAY


Annapolis, MD – MOUNT GAY RUM has had a long association with sailing dating back to the 17th Century. Gary Jobson has produced a short film glimpse, MOUNT GAY, Sailing & The Hat for the National Sailing Hall of Fame Virtual Film Library at www.nshof.org.

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For Immediate Release
June 18, 2007

Annapolis, MD – The National Sailing Hall of Fame, with technical support from Comcast, will air the Versus America’s Cup coverage live in the Temporary Exhibition located at Annapolis City Dock. Viewing is also available at the Boatyard Bar & Grill.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 15, 2007

“When the next war is over, and if  I live though it, Bea and I are going to sail her around the world.” So said George S. Patton about the sixty-three-foot Alden schooner he and his wife had commissioned in 1939. Built by FF Pendleton in Wiscasset, Maine, When and If, as she was named incorporated improvements for comfort and safety on the high seas.. General Patton’s dream was not to be. He was killed in an automobile accident in Europe shortly after the war ended.

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For Immediate Release                                                                    
March 30, 2007       

Annapolis, Md. – The National Sailing Hall of Fame announced today that TEAM TSUNAMI has become a Founding Member with a contribution of $10,000. TEAM TSUNAMI has been developed to give middle and high school youth the opportunity to learn how to enjoy and handle a keel boat while racing and practicing as a team (www.team-tsunami.org).

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 23, 2006

“When the next war is over, and if  I live though it, Bea and I are going to sail her around the world.” So said George S. Patton about the sixty-three-foot Alden schooner he and his wife had commissioned in 1939. Built by FF Pendleton in Wiscasset, Maine, When and If, as she was named incorporated improvements for comfort and safety on the high seas.. General Patton’s dream was not to be. He was killed in an automobile accident in Europe shortly after the war ended.

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FOUNDING MEMBERS

You are invited to become a Founding Member of the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Your participation will enable us to move the project forward at our site adjacent to Annapolis City Dock. You will be listed as a Founding Member:


• On Signage at the Permanent Facility
• On the NSHOF Web-site

You will also be invited to special guest receptions and the Annual Founders Reception.
Limited to 100

Founding Members & Contributors to date

Founding Members: $10,000, $25,000 and $50,000

Make Check Payable and Mail to:
National Sailing Hall of Fame
67-69 Prince George Street
Annapolis, MD  21401

Thank you.

ANNUAL GIVING

When you participate in Annual Giving, you enable the National Sailing Hall of Fame to offer the finest in programs and services to all, while becoming part of preserving America’s sailing legacy. Contributions to Annual Giving are crucial to offsetting general operating expenses.

Junior
Individual
Supporter
Sustainer
Associate
Donor
Patron
Benefactor
$25  (18 and younger)
$50
$100
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$500
$1,000
$2,500
$5,000

Donate to our Annual Giving Campaign Online. Click here to use our secure server .

If you prefer, you can click here to download a PDF of the Annual Giving donation form .


MORRIS LIBRARY CAMPAIGN

The Tom Morris Library Campaign directs your donation toward creation of a comprensive library housing the best titles on Sailing and American Sailors. Named after Maine boatbuilder Tom Morris, founder of Morris Yachts, the Morris Library will be accessible to all both in person at the National Sailing Center in Annapolis, and virtually through the website. Click here to donate , and specify that you want your donation to benefit the Morris Library.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Celebrated American Sailors Documentary Film Series

The National Sailing Hall of Fame would like to call attention through a series of documentary films to the celebrated Americas who have sailed and continue to sail. The series will be produced and narrated by Emmy Award winner Gary Jobson. The National Sailing Hall of Fame will broadband stream the series on the NSHOF  web-site, will seek broadcast on PBS or ESPN, and will utilize the footage in the facility being planned for the Annapolis City Dock. Those to be featured will include Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Walter Cronkite, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, George Patton, Errol Flynn, Anne Morrow Lindberg, Morgan Freeman, Gertrude Vanderbilt, Jimmy Buffett, Ted Turner, William Buckley, Gerald Ford, Steven Colbert, Christopher Reeve, David Crosby, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, among others.

Sponsorship:   $175,000

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National Sailing Hall of Fame Film Festival of the Sea

The National Sailing Hall of Fame is hosting an annual summer free outdoor Film Festival of the Sea featuring classic films.

Sponsorship:    $5,000

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Thank you

SAILING

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U.S. Sailing

MATH & SCIENCE

  • The National Sailing Hall of Fame & Sailing Center and Anne Arundel County Public Schools are developing curriculum for teaching math and science through sailing that meets the needs of two pilot groups of Anne Arundel County students. Initial activities with curricular material and students began in April with a six week STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) Problem Based Learning module with 104 freshmen at South River High School.  That culminated with a day-long field trip to the NSHOF with time sailing and time touring the Robert Crown Sailing Center at the Naval Academy.  NSHOF will teach a two week STEM Summer Bridge Program in July and offer a year-long AACPS Co-Curricular Club based on the math and science of sailing and sailing challenges beginning in October.  In May students from both Sojourner Douglass Middle College program and the Center for Applied Technology Marine Technology Training enjoyed a half day learning excursion on Pride of Baltimore II from the NHSOF dock.  Additional sailing and academic programming for these AACPS students is under development.
  • One of the highlights of the NSHOF Sailing Center and the NSHOF Education Program is the use of the Sandbaggers, Bull and Bear.  These two replicas of the 1869 Suzy Q are not only magnificent to look at ashore and under sail but everyone from students to adults who have sailed them, rave about their exhilarating performance.

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Hudson River Community Sailing

  • Hudson River Community Sailing has developed and implemented an Accredited After School Program to teach math and science through sailing. A joint effort with the National Sailing Hall of Fame & Sailing Center is underway to implement the program in public schools.

    Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to serving the financially at risk urban youth community of New York City, as well as providing recreational waterfront access to the residents of New York through sailing.  The HRCS youth mission is delivered through three cornerstone programs: Accredited After School Program, partners with Chelsea area public schools.  Students earn a math credit towards their high school graduation using the New York City waterfront and a curriculum of sailing and navigation as their classroom.  Summer Leadership Program, recruits participants from their partner public schools, to engage students in a week long leadership program.  Graduates of the program earn a physical education credit towards their school graduation.  Summer Internship Program, graduates of the Accredited After School Program apply for a four week job skills training program, teaching them the necessary job skills for future employment, along with the importance of community involvement and environmental appreciation.

    HRCS also offers an array of adult recreational activities including certified sailing lessons, membership opportunities and competitive racing events that contribute directly to funding our youth mission programs.
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Weems & Plath

  • Thank you Weems & Plath for the donation of the navigation equipment needed to teach basic inshore and offshore navigation in the NSHOF Education Program!

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Education Programs:

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For more information on the National Sailing Hall of Fame's Education Initiatives, contact:

Education
National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame (NSHOF)
NSHOF - AACPS Partnership Coordinator
Teaching Math and Science Through Sailing

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Welcome to the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame's Education Site

This section of the website is constantly evolving - we will be adding to and enhancing these pages often, so please check back whenever you're looking for a way to incorporate Sailing into your teaching objectives.


Learning Math & Science Through Sailing

The National Sailing Center & Hall Fame has organized a national consortium of organizations and individuals using sailing to teach math and science.

NSHOF Education Programs

Young Mariners Foundation

Hudson River Community Sailing

Featured Math & Science Resource:
California Science Center Water Works

California Science Center Water Works

In this amazing pool of water, students can conduct their own water orchestra with water pumps that create fountain effects. At the same time, students learn how water moves. Students also can discover how objects move through water as well as basic design and experimentation with the Big Lab's large fans and armada of miniature sailboats.

Fun Fact: There are 8,997 gallons of water in the Water Works pool.

Fun Fact: To create the fountain water effects, there are 4 small pumps, 2 large pumps, 2 jumping jets, and 2 water lamps to illuminate the water in the dark.

Click here to visit the California Science Center's Big Lab & Waterworks

Scene from a PBS Kids saiing video at California Science Center

Click on the picture to watch this entertaining segment from PBS KIDS video where Max and Brian test the science behind a catamaran and a  monohull (Lido) to see which one is faster in a race.

Watch video from the PBS KIDS website.

Featured Presentation: Sailing AS History

Sailing As History

Thomas G. Sitzmann has created an insightful presentation linking the history of sailing with the development of pretty much all scientific breakthroughs of the last four centuries. It's an inspirational powerpoint video that gets you thinking differently about history, science and technology, and it all revolves around our ability to sail 'round the world. Click on the picture or click here to play his presentation .


More Educational Resources - Click Here


For more information on the National Sailing Hall of Fame's Education Initiatives, contact:

Susan Nahmias
Education Director

443-822-3737 (cell)  410-295-3022 (office)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Welcome to the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame's Education Site

The National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational institution. Our goal is to bring together educators from across the country to share resources and to use our website to provide virtual displays for learners of all ages. Our national consortium of organizations and individuals using sailing to teach math and science is only one example. We have also created an Education Advisory Council comprised of experts in mathematics and the sciences, sailing professionals and educators.

This section of the website is constantly evolving - we will be adding to and enhancing these pages often, so please check back whenever you're looking for a way to incorporate Sailing into your teaching objectives.


Learning Math & Science Through Sailing

NSHOF Education Programs

The National Sailing Center & Hall Fame has organized a national consortium of organizations and individuals using sailing to teach math and science.

Click here to learn more about NSHOF's Education Programs...

Bear-one

Young Mariners Foundation 

Young Mariners Foundation (formerly Stamford Sailing Foundation) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing academic and life skills achievement of low income students through after school and summer programs. To learn more about Young Mariners Foundation, click here...

Young Mariners - rope work

Hudson River Community Sailing

HRCS was founded in 2007 to provide experiential learning opportunities for academically and financially at-risk New York City youth. HRCS strives to redress the issue of limited access to the Hudson River for students in the community. Click here to learn more about HRCS...

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Featured Math & Science Resource:
California Science Center Water Works

California Science Center Water Works

In this amazing pool of water, students can conduct their own water orchestra with water pumps that create fountain effects. At the same time, students learn how water moves. Students also can discover how objects move through water as well as basic design and experimentation with the Big Lab's large fans and armada of miniature sailboats.

Fun Fact: There are 8,997 gallons of water in the Water Works pool.

Fun Fact: To create the fountain water effects, there are 4 small pumps, 2 large pumps, 2 jumping jets, and 2 water lamps to illuminate the water in the dark.

Click here to visit the California Science Center's Big Lab & Waterworks

Scene from a PBS Kids saiing video at California Science Center

Click on the picture to watch this entertaining segment from PBS KIDS video where Max and Brian test the science behind a catamaran and a  monohull (Lido) to see which one is faster in a race.

Watch video from the PBS KIDS website.

Featured Presentation: Sailing AS History

Thomas G. Sitzmann has created an insightful presentation linking the history of sailing with the development of pretty much all scientific breakthroughs of the last four centuries. It's an inspirational powerpoint video that gets you thinking differently about history, science and technology, and it all revolves around our ability to sail 'round the world. Click on the picture or click here to play his presentation .


More Educational Resources - Click Here


For more information on the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame's Education Initiatives, contact:

Susan Nahmias
Education Director

443-822-3737 (cell)  410-295-3022 (office)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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