Yacht Club Profiles and Stories
The rich history of American sailing has grown and developed from yacht clubs and sailing organizations. Every club and organization has a unique story to tell. Telling these stories uncovers the feats of individual sailors, events that shaped America’s history, adventures of determined characters, achievements by juniors, and amazing ideas from those that grew our sport from wooden boats, small boathouses, and rocky shores across the nation. The National Sailing Hall of Fame is committed to gathering those stories, presenting them to the public and archiving them for future generations.
NSHOF and Gowrie Group Partner to Collect and Preserve Yacht Club Stories
The National Sailing Hall of Fame, with the support of Gowrie Group , is committed to preserving America’s sailing legacy by gathering the stories that yacht clubs have to tell, and presenting them to the public in digital and print formats for future generations to enjoy.
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If your yacht club has a story that is ready to be shared now (written, webpage, audio, photo essay or video) please contact the NSHOF’s yacht club story coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured Story – The Alberg 30 Association
The Chesapeake Bay Alberg 30 One-Design Association held a 50-year celebration at the National Sailing Hall of Fame at the Annapolis City dock in 2014. The event included a parade around the harbor on Saturday and an “old-timers” race on Sunday. The Mayor of Annapolis proclaimed August 9, 2014 as “The Chesapeake Bay Alberg 30 One-Design Association Day.”
Your Club is Invited to Become a Founding Member
Your club or sailing organization can become a Founding Member of the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Participation will enable us to move the project forward at our site adjacent to Annapolis City Dock.
For more information contact Lee Tawney by email or call 877.295.3022. Thank you.