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Mid-Year Update 2014 PDF Print

Preserving America's Sailing Legacy
Engaging Sailing's Next Generation



  • Public nominations were open from February 1 to April 1.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award and Class of 2014
  • 2014 Induction to be held at Bayview Yacht Club and Detroit Yacht Club, September 27-28.


  • Discussions and plans are underway to institute the Learning Math & Science through Sailing program in 10 high schools across the country.
  • 105 organizations are part of the Learning Math & Science through Sailing National Consortium. A bi-monthly newsletter of best practices and resources is distributed.
  • National Workshop scheduled for October 10 at United States Naval Academy.
  • 187 9th & 10th grade Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) students participated in seven-week in school NSHOF Project Based Learning Module sessions.
  • 117 9th & 10th grade AACPS STEM students participated in field trips to the NSHOF including a tour of United States Naval Academy Hydrolab and Crown Sailing Center.
  • Fourth Annual Marine and Maritime Career Fair for students, grades 7-12 held at Annapolis High School. Co-sponsored by Anne Arundel County Public Schools and Eastport Yacht Club Foundation.
  • An Educator Digikit, "The Physics, Engineering and Technology of Sailing," is under development.


Free public display at the Sailing Center of boats including among others:

  • Bull and Bear, replica 1860s sandbaggers
  • Pride of Baltimore II, replica 19th century Baltimore Topsail Schooner
  • Sultana, A replica Topsail Schooner
  • Elf, 1888 Lawley Topsail Sloop 30, 1888
  • Windalier, Sparkman & Stephens 58, 1962
  • Silent Maid, Catboat 33, 2009
  • Blackwatch, Sparkman & Stephens, 67.8, 1958
  • Barnegat, Stonington Motorsailer, 49.3, 1962
  • S.S. Sophie, Trumpy 80, 1947
  • Sorcerer II, Cookson 95, 1998 (Research vessel)
  • Donnybrook, Alan Andrews 80, 2004
  • Curlew, Valiant Esprit 37, 1987
  • Dream Builder, Catalina 35, 2007
  • Eleda, Gannon and Benjamin Sloop 45, 2010
  • Esperanza, Hinckley Bermuda 40, 1963
  • Knot Quite Done, Cheoy Lee Robb 35, 1964
  • Lacerta, Abeking & Rasmussen 40, 1956
  • Lady Maryland, Pungy Schooner 104, 1986
  • Sails Call, Beneteau 47, 2009
  • Serendipity, Morris Ocean Series 44, 1993
  • Someday, Hinckley Bermuda 40, 1980
  • Velamore, 40’ Catch, 1970
  • Vignette, 39’ Custom Cutter, 1968
  • Witchcraft, Lawley 66, 1903

Bull & Bear Sailing

  • Bull and Bear have hosted 110 people for sailing.
  • Bull and Bear participated in the Elf Classic Regatta.

Founding Member Yacht Clubs

  • Chesapeake Bay Bermuda 40 Rendezvous in May.
  • Alberg 30 50th Anniversary Rendezvous planned for August.
  • Union League Yacht Squadron rendezvous planned for September.
  • New York Yacht Club cruise in October.

Pride of Baltimore II

  • 4,500 people visited the Pride of Baltimore II at NSHOF during the Annapolis City Fair.

Wounded Warrior Sailing Squadron

  • Spring Regatta co-sponsored with United Sates Naval Academy and CRAB held on April 25.
  • Fall Regatta co-sponsored with United Sates Naval Academy and CRAB to be held on September 13.

Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous and Race

  • Fifth Annual Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous & Race to be held September 20-21
    in cooperation with Chesapeake Traditional Sailing Association

Tom Morris Library

  • There are now 2,500 items in the collection.

Environmental Stewardship

  • In cooperation with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, distribution at the Sailing Center of information regarding Saving the Bay.


  • Co-sponsored the Third Annual City Fair at Annapolis City Dock with the City of Annapolis.
  • Hosted 2014 Leukemia Cup Kickoff Reception.
  • Sponsored Summer Sailstice selfie promotion.
  • Celestial Navigation course scheduled in November.


Sailing Resources Locator

  • Interactive U.S. map of almost 1,600 sailing programs state by state.

Film Library

  • A growing online collection of sailing films and videos between four minutes and two hours.


  • Sailors and Stories: U.S. Olympic Sailing Medalists, U.S. Paralympic Medalists, Rolex Yachtsman of the Year and Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Recipients, and Nathianael G. Herreshoff Trophy Winners (US Sailing Lists)
  • Sailing in American Literature: Listing of sailing quotes from American writers such as Thoreau, Emerson, Twain, Barth, etc.
  • Photographic Exhibitions: Virtual exhibition of the photographs of Daniel Forester, Onne van der Waal and Billy Black posted.
  • Sailing in American Art: Virtual exhibition of sailing paintings from the National Gallery of Art. Curated by Elizabeth Grazioli and Wil Scott.
  • Sailing in American Music: Virtual streaming of sailing in American music launched curated by David Hildebrand.

Gowrie Group Yacht Club Stories Project

  • Enhance and collect yacht club stories from across the country.

Tom Morris Library and Book Reviews

  • Walter Cronkite sailing collection online.
  • Additional collections have been received.


  • Learning Math & Science through Sailing programs and reports.
  • Learning Math & Science through Sailing National Consortium network and newsletters.
  • Learning Math & Science through Sailing STEM 9th and 10th grade curriculum.

American Women In Sailing Story Project

  • Postings of America3: The Women's Team, The Salty Sisters, Mary Patten and WIMRA as part of the American Women In Sailing Story Project.

Online Contributions and Sales

  • Founding Members
  • Annual Giving
  • Morris Library Campaign



  • Channel in place - SailingHallofFame - currently features over 30 videos with 78 subscribers, 12,180 views and over 103,380 minutes watched.


  • Active participation by over 3,031 fans.


  • Twitter account has a 50-percent growth in followers, with over 304 tweets and several retweets.


  • An Instagram account has been created.


  • Partnership with the Gowrie Group to collect and tell yacht club stories.
  • Partnership with SunSail and Moorings to provide discounts to Founding Member Yacht Clubs and their members.
  • Long Beach Yacht Club becomes a Founding Member.
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