Welcome - Submit Your Nomination for the National Sailing Hall of Fame

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Thank you for your interest in the National Sailing Hall of Fame.

The nominating period for the Class of 2017 ended on March 30, 2017. The Class of 2017 Induction Ceremony will be held on September 22-24, 2017 at the New York Yacht Club, Harbour Court in Newport, Rhode Island.

Nominations are now being accepted throughout the year. We are currently accepting nominatiions for the the Class of 2018 through midnight, Pacific Time, March 30, 2018. Nominations received now will be automatically be entered for consideration for the next year's class.


Here are some HELPFUL TIPS to consider when making your nomination.

PLEASE NOTE: The Hall of Fame is neither a popularity contest nor a lottery, so please submit only one nomination for a person. Also, asking friends to also nominate your candidate does NOT help. It only adds to the workload of our volunteers. Thank you.

REVIEW the following documents to get an idea of what's involved and how you should prepare your nomination (will open in a new window):
- Sample Completed Form (webpage)
- By-Laws & Rules for Election

CONFIRM that your Candidate meets the following criteria:
- At least 45 years old
- If deceased, at least 5 years since death, or deceased was at least 45 (whichever is sooner)
- A U.S. Citizen (a non-citizen may be considered if that person had a significant impact on the growth & development of sailing in the United States)

DECIDE which category (or categories) for which you would like your Candidate to be considered:
SAILING, TECHNICAL, OR CONTRIBUTOR - Click for more info
- You may choose one, two or all three categories

COLLECT the following information you will need to complete the form:
- Your contact info
- Legal name of your Candidate
- Candidate contact info (if living) - not required but helpful
- A digital photo and/or other documents that can be uploaded to support your submission - not required but VERY helpful

PREPARE a statement (as long or short as you like) telling us the reasons why you feel your Candidate should be considered for the National Sailing Hall of Fame

ALLOW enough time to complete the form in one sitting - while the form is very short and simple, there is no saving your work

SUBMIT only one instance of your nomination - this isn't a drawing, and duplicate entries by the same person only adds to the workload of our volunteers.

ENJOY the process - knowing that you are contributing to American Sailing History

READY? CLICK HERE TO BEGIN

This Nomination Form is now active year-round.

MOBILE DEVICE USERS:
CLICK HERE FOR A MOBILE-FRIENDLY VERSION OF THE FORM.

IF YOU WOULD PREFER TO PRINT AND MAIL YOUR NOMINATION:
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT A NOMINATION FORM (PDF).

For reference, here is a list of people who have already been inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame:For reference, here is a list of people who have already been inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame:

Class of 2011
Class of 2012 Class of 2013
Betsy Alison Peter Barrett John Alden
Hobie Alter Bob Bavier, Jr. Tom Blackaller
Charlie Barr F. Gregg Bemis Bill Buchan
Paul Cayard Stan Honey Starling Burgess
Dennis Conner Bruce Kirby Frank Butler
Nathanael Herreshoff John Kostecki Runnie Colie, Jr.
Ted Hood Mark Reynolds Dave Curtis
Gary Jobson Rod Stephens, Jr . Timmy Larr
Buddy Melges John Cox Stevens Morris Rosenfeld
Bus Mosbacher Stu Walker
Lowell North
Joshua Slocum NSHOF-Medallion
Olin Stephens
Ted Turner
Harold Vanderbilt
Class of 2014 Class of 2015 Class of 2016
Harry Anderson, Jr. Steve Colgate Ed Baird
Nathaniel Bowditch JJ Fetter Malin Burnham *
Carl Eichenlaub Paul Foerster Bill Ficker
Peter Harken Meade Gougeon Exy Johnson
Olaf Harken Jan Gougeon Irving Johnson
L. Francis Herreshoff Sam Merrick * Bob Johnstone
Jim Kilroy * Rod Johnstone
George O'Day Tom Perkins *
Dave Ullman
* Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

If you have questions, here are two videos produced in past years that will help you better understand the nomination process:

Watch the Watch the
Watch "So you want to nominate..." video Watch "How to nominate..." video

Also for your reference below is a sample completed form and the current By-Laws & Rules for Election:

- Sample Completed Form (webpage)
- By-Laws & Rules for Election

If you would like to put a "Nominate" button on your website, visit http://bit.ly/nshof-nominatebuttons .

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