Preserving America's Sailing Legacy Engaging Sailing's Next Generation
By identifying and recognizing individual career achievements we make relevant and essential the character building values and sportsmanship that sailing promotes. Sailing now has a home for its American sailing heroes.
STEM Sailing: Learning Math & Science through Sailing is a program we created, developed and actively deliver to students, for which they receive academic credit. It is a proven and expanding curriculum offering available to anyone.
The NSHOF is located adjacent to the U.S. Naval Academy and on the historic Annapolis City Dock. Activities include boat exhibitions, STEM Sailing, the Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous & Race, BULL and BEAR Sandbagger Sailing, Recovering Warrior Regattas and Community Outreach Sails.
America was shaped by explorers racing to get here, men-of-war racing to Her defense, clipper ships racing their products to port, waterman racing their catch to market, and modern racing competitors representing the USA. Sailing is inextricably linked to American culture — in its art, literature, history, music and film.
Sailing Covers from THE NEW YORKER Magazine
— A virtual exhibit featuring over a century of American Sailing as illustrated by the cover artists for this icon of American journalism.
From Our Film Library
A tribute to all Inductees to the National Sailing Hall of Fame.
September 21-24, 2018 — An informal opportunity for wooden boats join together and compete in a low-key race against other wooden vessels.
Free public display at the Sailing Center of boats including among others:
Bull & Bear Sailing
Recovering Warrior Sailing Squadron
Outreach Program to African American Community
United States Sailboat Show
Tom Morris Library
Gowrie Group Yacht Club and Adams Cup Stories Project
Tom Morris Library and Book Reviews
American Women in Sailing Story Project
Online Contributions and Sales
Because of generous donations to our Annual Giving Campaign, these activities have been made possible.
Your gift supports our Hall of Fame Inductions, our STEM Sailing: Learning Math & Science Through Sailing educational programs, our online Sailing in the American Experience exhibits, and our On-Site Programs, including the Recovering Warrior Sailing Squadron events, Visiting Boats, and the BULL & BEAR free sail program.
We believe what you see on the water will change the way you see life on land.
We believe people who don’t sail are missing something.
We believe we can change than that.