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Thank you for your interest in the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Our nominating process is currently closed for the moment.

The link to the online nomination form will appear on this page when nominations reopen. 

Nominations are normally accepted throughout the year. The nominating period for next year's Class will end on March 30. 

The next Induction Ceremony will be held on October 30, 2016 at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California.

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