Philip Edward "Ed" Baird

Ed Baird - 2016 Hall of Famer

“Try your hardest and enjoy what you’re doing.”

May 17, 1958
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida

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Malin Burnham

Malin Burnham - 2016 Hall of Famer

“I’ve always been student of something.”

November 12, 1927
Birthplace: San Diego, California


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William Peter "Bill" Ficker

Bill Ficker -2016 Hall of Famer

“I believe we learn a lot if we listen.”

December 12, 1927 - March 13, 2017
Birthplace: Pomona, California

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Harriet Electa Search "Exy" Johnson

Electa Johnson-2016HallofFamer

“The Magistrate is tall and strong, would be noticeable in any group, and is a born sailor. He has a rare sense of humor, but also a dignity and air of authority which have won him the respect of his people.”
— By Electa Search Johnson,  from "A Visit to Pitcairn, The Lonely Isle of Mutiny" — The New York Times , 6-24-1934.

August 17, 1909 – November 9, 2004
Birthplace: Rochester, New York

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Irving McClure Johnson

Irving Johnson-2016 Hall of Famer

“Romance is a powerful disease.”

July 4, 1905 - January 2, 1991
Birthplace: Hadley, Massachussetts

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Robert LeGrand "Bob" Johnstone III

Bob Johnstone - 2016HallofFamer

“I’m blessed to pursue my passion as a business.”

March 8, 1934
Birthplace: Glen Ridge, New Jersey

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Rodney Stuart "Rod" Johnstone


“Half the pleasure of owning any boat is looking at it.”

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Thomas James "Tom" Perkins

Tom Perkins - 2016 Hall of Famer  

“If there is no risk, you have already missed the boat."

January 7, 1932 — June 7, 2016
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois


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David Charles "Dave" Ullman

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“The goal on a boat is to surround yourself with people better than you.”

January 6, 1946
Birthplace: Newport Beach, California

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The Class of 2016


Hall of Fame

Ed Baird - 2016 Hall of Famer
Ed Baird

Malin Burnham - 2016 Hall of Famer
Malin Burnham
Bill Ficker - 2016 Hall of Famer Bill Ficker

Electa-Johnson-2016HallofFamer Exy Johnson

Irving Johnson - 2016 Hall of Famer Irving Johnson

Bob Johnstone - 2016 Hall of Famer Bob Johnstone

  Rod Johnstone - 2016 Hall of Famer Rod Johnstone

Tom Perkins - 2016 Hall of Famer Tom Perkins
Dave - Ullman - 2016 Hall of Famer Dave Ullman

* Lifetime Achievement Award  

Video - Induction Ceremony

Induction Highlights Video - Click here

The Class of 2016 Induction was held on October 30, 2016 during a weekend of ceremonies at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California.

Click here for the Announcement press release (PDF). Click here for the Announcement press release (PDF).

The National Sailing Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to: Preserving the history of the sport and its impact on American culture; honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing; the teaching of STEM education using sailing as a model, and the role sailing plays in American history; inspiring and encouraging sailing development; and providing an international landmark for sailing enthusiasts.

Click here to read the bylaws and selection criteria used for this Class of 2016.


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