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Sailing in America has been shaped by generations of individuals who have demonstrated the courage and conviction to plot their own courses, defy convention and redefine excellence. Ours is a sport that has evolved because of these unique individuals and their contributions. This year’s induction class is a shining example. Their stories span well over 200 years and 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. The achievements of this years’ inductees, on and off the water, have contributed to the culture and experience that is sailing in America. Our sport, the sport of a lifetime, is unique because of them.


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2022!

Edward Adams

Player and Coach

Absalom Boston

A better life for mariners

Doris Colgate

Yes, you can sail too.

Roy Disney

Lifetime Achievement Award – Record Breaking Sailor

Bruce Farr, O.B.E.

Fast Boats for All Conditions

Garry Hoyt

Go for the Gold

Terry Kohler

Lifetime Achievement Award

William Lee, Jr.

The Wizard

Jonathan McKee

Olympic Champion

Lin & Larry Pardey

Two boats, 200,000 miles and no engine!

Nick Scandone

Paralympic Champion

Frances Wakeman

Lifetime Achievement Award – Four Consecutive Adams Cup Victories

The Class of 2022 will be formally inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in a ceremony on November 5th, 2022 in Newport, RI.

Limited invitations will be sent in September for the events over November 4th and 5th.

Stay tuned for event updates and news on when the Class of 2022 will be live in the Hall of Fame interactive exhibit in the Legends of Sailing area at The Sailing Museum!

Relive some of the best moments from the 2021 Induction !

We invite you to watch the videos of the Induction Ceremony and keynote evening remarks from Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Capt. Bill Pinkney.

To view videos from past inductions, visit our YouTube Channel.

Inductees

Since 2011, 101 sailors have been inducted in the National Sailing Hall of Fame.

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Nominations are made by the sailing community. See if your sailing hero is under consideration or offer your own recommendation.

INDUCTION CLASSES

Each year, the National Sailing Hall of Fame inducts a new class of sailing legends.

CLASS OF 2021

CLASS OF 2020

CLASS OF 2019

CLASS OF 2018

CLASS OF 2017

CLASS OF 2016

CLASS OF 2015

CLASS OF 2014

CLASS OF 2013

CLASS OF 2012

CLASS OF 2011

10 Years, 90 Legends, 1 Shared Passion

Special thanks to Rolex for their continued support of the National Sailing Hall of Fame.

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Engaging Sailing’s Next Generation


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