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Thank you for your interest in the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Nominations are now being accepted throughout the year. The nominating period for the this year's Class ended on March 30. Nominations received now will be automatically be entered for consideration for the next year's class.

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


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

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:

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    
Harry Anderson, Jr.   Steve Colgate    
Nathaniel Bowditch   JJ Fetter    
Carl Eichenlaub   Paul Foerster    
Peter Harken   Meade Gougeon    
Olaf Harken   Jan Gougeon    
L. Francis Herreshoff   Sam Merrick *    
Jim Kilroy *      
George O'Day        
    * 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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