Deceased , Modern

Everett

Morris

18992014

 

Everett B. Morris was a sportswriter and author with career-long focus on covering and promoting sailing both nationally and internationally.

  • Yachting Editor of the New York Herald Tribune
  • Author of numerous articles on yachting for other publications such as Yachting Magazine and The Skipper – The Magazine for Yachtsmen
  • Books included:
    • Under Full Sail – 50 Years of Great Marine Photographs (1957). Book summary noted “In this book, commentator Everett B. Morris observed: “The Sea is a Theater, on whose restless stage only the actors change.” With Rosenfeld’s series of marine photographs, “the great players in the shows of sailing’s age of canvas and wood and hemp perform again.”
    • Racing at Sea (1959). Collection of sailing essays by 14 contributors.
    • The Able Seaman: A Basic Book of Boating Under Sail or Power (1960)
    • Sailing for America’s Cup (1964). Collection of Morris Rosenfeld photographs of America’s Cup yachts. New York Times review noted “The author, Everett B. Morris, yachting editor of The New York Herald Tribune, and winner of the 1964 Day Award for excellence in writing about yachting, has produced a text that gives a close view of the cup races, the skippers and crews, and how winning teams are developed. His chapter on match race tactics will especially appeal to other racing skippers.”
    • Small-Boat Sailing (1966). Instructional book for Boy Scouts of America merit badge series.
  • Member of the Cruising Club of America, sponsor of the Bermuda Ocean Race. Chronicled that race for several years, including 1946 when he was the first person to cover the event from a plane. In 1960 he sailed in the race as the watch officer aboard the yacht Ticonderoga.
  • As member of the Storm Trysail Club, was instrumental in establishing Block Island Race Week. Since 1967, the Everett B. Morris Trophy has been awarded to the regatta’s Best Overall Performer.
  • Since 1968, the Everett Morris Memorial Trophy has been awarded to the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Sailor of the Year by the U.S. Naval Academy and the ICSA. The ICSA’s website notes that “Captain Everett B. Morris was a world-renowned yachting journalist and editor, and a member of the Naval Academy’s FALES Committee.”
  • Member of the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club. Honored by Port Washington Yacht Club, which annually awards the Everett B. Morris Memorial Trophy to a club member who has made the greatest contribution to yachting at PWYC. This trophy is intended to perpetuate the spirit and principles of the sport.
  • Long-time supporter of junior yacht racing and former chairman of the Junior Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound. Since 1957, the Association has annually awarded the Everett B. Morris Memorial Trophy to the winner of the Beach Point Yacht Club Overnight Race.
  • Served in the United States Navy during World War I, World War II and the Korean War. Commissioned as a Commander in World War II and served as a beach master during the D-Day landing in France. Active in the United States Naval Reserve, retired as Captain following the Korean conflict.

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