July 31, 2013

Mid-Year Update 2015

Preserving America's Sailing Legacy
Engaging Sailing's Next Generation

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  • Public nominations were open from February 1 to April 1.
  • 100 nominations were made.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award and Class of 2015 chosen.
  • 2015 Induction will be held in Bay Head on October 3 and 4.


  • Navigation and Science of Science curricula have been posted for free use by educators across the country.
  • Teacher Academy established to teach math and science teachers how to sail.
  • STEM Summer Bridge program underway with 60 students.
  • Discussions and plans are underway to institute the STEM Sailing Program in schools in Charleston, Washington, DC, New Orleans, Detroit, Newport and Los Angeles.
  • 105 organizations are part of the STEM Sailing National Consortium. A bi-monthly newsletter of best practices and resources is distributed.
  • National Workshop scheduled for October at United States Naval Academy.
  • 187 9th  & 10th grade Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students participated in seven-week NSHOF Project Based Learning (PBL) Module sessions.
  • 117 9th & 10th grade AACPS STEM students participated in field trips to the NSHOF including a tour of United States Naval Academy Hydromechanics Laboratory and Crown Sailing Center.
  • Fourth Annual Marine and Maritime Career Fair for students, grades 7-12, held at Annapolis High School. Co-sponsored by Anne Arundel County Public Schools and Eastport Yacht Club Foundation.


Free public display at the Sailing Center of boats including among others:

  • Bull and Bear , replica 1860s sandbaggersSultana, A replica Topsail Schooner
  • Donnybrook , Alan Andrews 80, 2004
  • Anneliese , Bermuda 40, 2008
  • Blue Moon , Hylas 44, 1987
  • Curlew , Valiant Esprit 37, 1987
  • Fantasea , CYS 44,
  • Infinity , Orion 27, 1978
  • Lacerta , Abeking & Rasmussen 40, 1956
  • Lynx , Replica Privateer / Baltimore Clipper Schooner, 2001
  • Sails Call , Beneteau 47, 2009
  • Vignette , 39’ Custom Cutter, 1968
  • Witchcraft , Lawley 66, 1903

Bull & Bear Sailing

  • Bull and Bear have hosted 85 people for sailing.
  • Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia rendezvous in May .

Wounded Warrior Sailing Squadron

  • Annapolis Spring Regatta, co-sponsored with United Sates Naval Academy, Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating and Connected Warrior Foundation, was held on April 25.
  • Charleston Regatta to be held in the fall, sponsored by the College of Charleston and USS Yorktown.
  • Annapolis Fall Regatta, co-sponsored with United Sates Naval Academy, Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating and Connected Warrior Foundation, to be held September 12.

Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous & Race

  • Sixth Annual Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous & Race to be held September 20-21 in cooperation with Chesapeake Traditional Sailing Association.

Tom Morris Library

  • There are now 2,500 items in the collection.
  • Reading room open to the public.

Environental Stewardship

  • Partnership with Sailors for the Sea — Clean Regatta certified.
  • In cooperation with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, distribution at the Sailing Center of information regarding Saving the Bay.


Sailing Resources Locator

  • Interactive U.S. map of over 1,580 sailing programs state by state.

Film Library

  • A growing online collection of well over 100 sailing films and videos between four minutes and two hours, some of which are not available anywhere else, engaging several hundred viewers every month from over 40 states and 23 countries.


  • Sailors and Stories: U.S. Olympic Sailing Medalists, U.S. Paralympic Medalists, Rolex Yachtsman of the Year and Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Recipients, and Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy Winners (US Sailing Lists)
  • Sailing in American Literature : Listing of sailing quotes from American writers such as Thoreau, Emerson, Twain, Barth, etc.
  • Photographic Exhibitions: Virtual exhibition of the photographs of Daniel Forester, Onne van der Waal and Billy Black posted.
  • Sailing in American Art : Virtual exhibition of sailing paintings from the National Gallery of Art. Curated by Elizabeth Grazioli and Wil Scott.
  • Sailing in American Music: Virtual streaming of sailing in American music launched curated by David Hildebrand.


  • STEM Sailing™: Learning Math & Science through Sailing programs and reports.
  • Learning Math & Science through Sailing National Consortium network and newsletters.
  • Learning Math & Science through Sailing STEM 9th and 10th grade curricular template.
  • American Women In Sailing Story Project.
  • Postings of The America3; The Women’s Team, The Salty Sisters, Mary Patten and WIMRA as part of the American Women In Sailing Story Project.

Tom Morris Library and Book Reviews

  • Walter Cronkite sailing collection online.
  • Additional collections have been received.

American Women In Sailing Story Project

  • Postings of America 3 : The Women's Team, Adams Cup, The Salty Sisters, Mary Patten and WIMRA as part of the American Women In Sailing Story Project.

Online Contributions and Sales

  • Founding Members.
  • Annual Giving.
  • Morris Library Campaign.



  • YouTube channel online - SailingHallofFame - currently features over 30 videos with nearly 32,600 views.


  • Active “like” participation by nearly over 3,400 fans, a 12% increase from last year.


  • Twitter account - @SaillingHall – has nearly 290 followers, with over 400 tweets.


Gowrie Group Yacht Club Profiles & Stories Project

  • Partnership with Gowrie Group to collect and tell yacht club stories from around the country.
  • Partnership with SunSail and Moorings to provide discounts to Founding member Yacht Clubs and their members.
  • Long Beach Yacht Club becomes Founding Member.

Chesapeake Station

  • Chesapeake Bay Bermuda 40 Rendezvous held in May.
  • Alberg 30 50th Anniversary Rendezvous held in August.
  • Union League Yacht Squadron rendezvous held in September.
  • New York Yacht Club cruise in October.


  • Volvo Ocean Race Stopover Reception in Newport.
  • Hosted Junior Panel discussion during NOOD Regatta in Annapolis. Co-sponsored with Severn Sailing Association.
  • Hosted Harbor 20 Fleet 5 rendezvous in June..

All of these achievements were made possible because of generous donations to the Annual Giving Campaign .

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