Elizabeth "Betsy" Gelenitis Alison

Betsy Alison

“I've never been afraid to ask questions.”

March 25, 1960 -
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey

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Hobart "Hobie" Alter

Hobie Alter

“I didn't know anything about sailing so I wasn't confused by any past ideas. And the fact (catamarans) had speed...if you were a surfer, you wanted a little more thrilling thing.”

October 31, 1933 - March 29, 2014
Birthplace: Ontario, California

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Capt. Charles "Charlie" Barr

Charlie Barr

“You hired me to win this race and that is what I intend to do.”

1864 - January 25, 1911
Birthplace: Gourock, Scotland. Naturalized U.S. Citizen.

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Paul Pierre Cayard

Paul Cayard

“I learned more about sailing on one leg of the Whitbread than I'd learned in the last ten years."

Birthplace: San Francisco, California

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Dennis Walter Conner

Dennis Conner

“Competition is life's blood, and I'm a vampire.”

September 16, 1942 -
Birthplace: San Diego, California

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Capt. Nathanael Greene Herreshoff

Nathanael Herreshoff

“There are only two colors to paint a boat - black or white. And only a fool would paint a boat black.”

March 18, 1848 - June 2, 1938
Birthplace: Bristol, Rhode Island

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Frederick Emmart "Ted" Hood

Ted Hood

“When I was young, I thought if I can be a sail maker, make $12,000 a year, sail and work on boats, I'll be happy.”

May 5, 1927 -  June 28, 2013
Birthplace: Beverly, Massachusetts

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Gary Alan Jobson

Gary Jobson

“What you learn is more important than how you finish.”

July 17, 1950 -
Birthplace: Hackensack, New Jersey

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Harry C. "Buddy" Melges, Jr.

Buddy Melges

“The best helmsmen are the ones who can keep the most channels open.”

January 26, 1930 -
Birthplace: Zenda, Wisconsin

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Emil "Bus" Mosbacher, Jr.

Bus Mosbacher

“Starts are of great importance... in a match race, perhaps 50%.”

April 1, 1922 - August 13, 1997
Birthplace: White Plains, New York

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Lowell Orten North

Lowell North

“In my wildest dreams I wouldn't have imagined where North Sails has gone.”

December 2, 1929 -
Birthplace: Springfield, Missouri

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Joshua Slocum

joshua Slocum

“To young men contemplating a voyage, I say go.”

February 20, 1844 - Unknown
Birthplace: Mount Hanley, Nova Scotia.
Naturalized U.S. Citizen 1865 in San Francisco.

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Olin James Stephens II

Olin Stephens

“I was lucky; I had a goal. As far back as I can remember I wanted to design fast boats.”

April 13, 1908 - September 13, 2008
Birthplace: New York

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Robert Edward "Ted" Turner

Ted Turner

“I lose my self-restraint and just get up and dance sometimes.”

November 19, 1938 -
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

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Harold Stirling "Mike" Vanderbilt

Harold Vanderbilt

“Henceforth (with the J-class) we will take tiny steps. Such is the history of things associated with mechanics as they approach the perfection man is capable of bestowing.”

July 6, 1884 - July 4, 1970
Birthplace: Oakdale, New York

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Hall of Fame
2011

Betsy Alison
Betsy Alison
Hobie Alter Hobie Alter Charlie Barr Charlie Barr
Paul Cayard
Paul Cayard


Dennis Conner
Dennis
Conner
Nathanael Herreshoff Nathanael Herreshoff Ted Hood
Ted Hood
Gary Jobson Gary Jobson

Buddy Melges Buddy Melges

Bus Mosbacher Bus
Mosbacher
Lowell North Lowell North

Joshua Slocum Joshua Slocum

Olin Stephens Olin Stephens

Ted Turner Ted Turner

Harold Vanderbilt Harold
Vanderbilt

Click here to view all 2011 Inductees on one page.

2011 National Sailing Hall of Famers at Induction 2011, San Diego Yacht Club

The first class of inductees were recognized on October 23, 2011 in ceremonies held at the San Diego Yacht Club in California. Here are some links to see photos of the occasion:


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VIDEO - Salute to the Class of 2011
Plus "A Tribute to Walter Cronkite" & Interviews

Highlights from the 2011 National Sailing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held at the San Diego Yacht Club, followed by a tribute to Walter Cronkite - for whom this year's Induction was dedicated. Also includes interviews with some of the 2011 Hall of Fame Inductees


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