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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 over 150 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 CLASS OF 2020!


The Class of 2020 was formally announced on June 23, 2020 and will be inducted in a virtual ceremony September 12, 2020.

1817 - 1894

Intricately Detailed Action

January 19, 1907 - July 2, 2003

Lifetime Achievement Award

October 22, 1904 - February 12, 1992

Affordable Boats Anyone Can Sail

March 27, 1954 -

Gold Medal Sailing Career

August 10, 1928 -

Incremental Adjustments Make Big Differences

April 18, 1954 -

Enthusiastic Teacher

March 10, 1944 -

"After losing a close match, sailors tend to come back with a more radical design."

April 8, 1933 & December 28, 1935 -

Windsurfing Comes of Age

Inductees

Since 2011, 90 sailors have been inducted in the National Sailing Hall of Fame.

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Inductees are chosen 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 2018

CLASS OF 2017

CLASS OF 2016

CLASS OF 2015

CLASS OF 2014

CLASS OF 2013

CLASS OF 2012

CLASS OF 2011

Preserving America’s Sailing Legacy

Engaging Sailing’s Next Generation


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