Article by Leisure Marine
The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) has inducted thirteen sailors during its 12th ceremony, held in Newport, Rhode Island.
The inductees were nominated by sailors from across the United States. Nominations were reviewed by a Selection Committee comprised of representatives from the NSHOF Board, previous inductees, the sailing media, the sailing industry, community sailing, a maritime museum, the cruising community and US Sailing.
With this year’s class, the National Sailing Hall of Fame is now 114 inductees strong.
“These are exceptional sailors and equally exceptional people whose contributions to the sport span more than 200 years,” says Gus Carlson, president of the National Sailing Hall of Fame. “Through their accomplishments, they provide inspiration to all who have known them and know about them and to generations of sailors to come.
Nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award must be American citizens, 55 years of age or older, who have achieved success in sailing and outside of sailing and have given back to the sport in some significant manner.