Class of 2012

Peter Jones Barrett

Peter J. Barrett

“In any competitive endeavor, success goes to those who most want to succeed.”

February 20, 1935 – December 17, 2000
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin

Read more

Robert Newton Bavier Jr.

Robert Newton Bavier Jr.

“We still bring up our youngsters in tame, relatively heavy boats.”

March 10, 1918 - February 21, 2001
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York

Read more

F. Gregg Bemis

F. Gregg Bemis

“There’s a difference between rounding a mark and passing a mark.”

October 6, 1900 - February 12, 1995
Birthplace: Boston, Massachussetts

Read more

Watch this short film and see what can happen...with your help

I hope you will consider contributing this year. Complete the form below to donate now and help us continue to celebrate the heroes of our sport.

Your Annual Giving gift supports the National Sailing Hall of Fame’s Four Pillars:

• The Hall of Fame Inductions
     …held annually in the Fall at yacht clubs around the nation.

• STEM Sailing 
     …offering the opportunity for students to sail, learn math and science and receive academic credit.

• Sailing in the American Experience 
     …virtual exhibitions showcasing sailing's contributions to American art & culture, including "Sailing Covers from New Yorker Magazine."

• On-Site Programs 
     …including the Recovering Warrior Regattas, BULL & BEAR sailing, and more.

If you prefer to mail in your donation, you can click here to download and print the donation form.

Thank you for your consideration.

Read more

Stanley Kohnen Honey

Stanley K. Honey

“In the stands at an NFL game I’ve heard a kid ask his father, 'Where’s the yellow line?’”

April 8, 1955 -
Birthplace: Pasadena, California

Read more

Bruce Robert William Kirby

Bruce Robert Williams Kirby, Jr.

“Once I’m in my Sonar, the aches and pains go away.”

January 2, 1929 -
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario
U.S Citizen: May 31, 1999

Read more

John Paul Kostecki

John Paul Kostecki

“I was more scared on BMWOracle’s big trimaran than I was at any time during the Volvo Ocean Race. It wasn’t just a little scary. It was scary.

June 7, 1964 -
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Read more

Mark Jeffery Reynolds

Mark Jeffery Reynolds

“Fifty three years later, it’s still special — I just really enjoy sailing the Star Boat.”

November 2, 1955 -
Birthplace: San Diego, California

Read more

Roderick "Rod" Stephens, Jr.

rodstephensjr

“Don’t forget your storm sails are for storms. When it’s blowing 60, small is beautiful.”

August 7, 1909– January 10, 1995
Birthplace: Bronx, New York

Read more

John Cox Stevens

John Cox Stevens

"Although it would be most agreeable to me that this race should be for a cup of limited value...I am willing to stake upon the issue any sum not to exceed 10,000 guineas."

September 24, 1785 – June 13, 1857
Birthplace: New York, New York

Read more