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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.


Inductees

Since 2011, 81 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.

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2019


The Class of 2019 was formally inducted and celebrated on Saturday November 9, 2019 at Seattle Yacht Club.

December 16, 1939

“Be prepared and know how to use the right equipment.”

March 1861

“Offshore sailing, in short, made us better people.”

August 13, 1949

“It was fun sailing with Ted Turner. You learned a lot about leadership.”

February 15, 1940

“I’m not giving up the helm until we pass that boat up there.” And soon enough he did.

August 4, 1956

“The more you put yourself out there. The more racing you do. The better you get.”

January 5, 1907

“Consistency is one of the greatest single factors in racing your boat right.”

September 4, 1810

Flying Cloud

November 16, 1933

“6-J/24’s per day, 6 days a week.”

July 25, 1945

Anti-establishment Designer

January 18, 1871

“The America’s Cup has been, in general, an instrument of international good will.”

INDUCTION CLASSES

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

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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