Congratulations to the Class of 2023

Ten extraordinary individuals joined the ranks of our nation’s sailing legends in 2023. Their stories span more than 230 years; their varied backgrounds and talents culminate in excellence. While their methods and perspectives may differ, they are all motivated by a shared passion for harnessing wind and water, and inspired by the magic that happens when the two intersect.

Learn more about the class of 2023 in the Hall of Fame.

Nominations for the 2024 cycle are closed. Thank you for your participation

and be sure to check back as we provide updates.

About Us

Located in the heart of America’s sailing capital, The Sailing Museum and Hall of Fame invites visitors to discover the magic that happens when wind and water meet.

Hall of Fame

Recognizing & celebrating individual

career achievements, the Hall of Fame honors the legends of our sport, inspiring the next generation.

Sailing in America

Sailing shapes our American experience– explore club stories from coast to coast, achievements of sailors across the sport, educational resources and cultural contributions.

The Sailing Museum and Hall of Fame is located on the waterfront in downtown Newport. Situated in the historic Armory Building that was built in in 1894, the museum offers an innovative multimedia experience to sailors and non-sailors alike.

An educational and cultural non-profit organization, The Sailing Museum features exhibits honoring the National Sailing Hall of Fame and America’s Cup Hall of Fame. In the space once used as the Press Room for the America’s Cup, the heritage of sailing is celebrated, the legends of the sport honored, and new sailors and innovators inspired. In addition to the two Hall of Fame exhibits, The Sailing Museum features a mix of high and low-tech interactive exhibits that share the principles of sailing, providing seasoned sailors with opportunities to test their skills and knowledge and connect new sailors with resources to get started on their sailing journey.

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By Gary Jobson


Renowned sailing author and America’s Cup Veteran Gary Jobson offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of the men and women who have shaped the world of sailing in America for the past several decades.

100% of proceeds support the National Sailing Hall of Fame.

Preserving America’s Sailing Legacy

Engaging Sailing’s Next Generation

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