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The Class of 2017


Hall of Fame

Bill-Bentsen-2017HallofFamer-webBill Bentsen

Ray-Hunt-2017HallofFamer-web-Photo-cMystic Seaport-Rosenfeld Collection
Ray Hunt
Bill Martin-2017HallofFamer-webBill Martin
  Clark-Mills-2017HallofFamer-webClark Mills

Robby Naish-2017HallofFamer-web-Photo-CraigKolesky-RedBullContentPoolRobby Naish

Corny-Shields-2017HallofFamer-web Corny Shields
  Randy-Smyth-2017HallofFamer-webRandy Smyth

Tom-Whidden-2017HallofFamer-webTom Whidden

* Lifetime Achievement Award  


The Class of 2017 will be inducted during a weekend of events, including the Induction Ceremony on September 24, 2017 at the New York Yacht Club's Harbour Court in Newport, Rhode Island.


Click here for the Announcement press release (PDF).

The National Sailing Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to: Preserving the history ofthe sport and its impact on American culture; honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing; the teaching of STEM education using sailing as a model, and the role sailing plays in American history; inspiring and encouraging sailing development; and providing an international landmark for sailing enthusiasts. 


Click here to read the bylaws and selection criteria used for this Class of 2017.

Current Exhibits:

Sailing Covers from The New Yorker

Sailing Covers from The New Yorker


Selected Works from The National Gallery of Art

Welcome to the Tom Morris Virtual Book Library.

Here on these electronic shelves are references to books on sailing and related subjects donated to NSHOF.

This Library will exist in a physical form at the National Sailing Hall of Fame Building when it is built in Annapolis.

We begin the Library with a generous donation by Walter Cronkite. More collections will be added in the coming months.

Walter Cronkite - sailing The Walter Cronkite Collection

Click here to browse the Walter Cronkite Collection.

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