HALL OF FAME INDUCTION FOR SAILING LAUNCHED
The sport of sailing is a step closer to having its own “Hall of Fame” with the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame launching the program, complete with an online entry and submission form.
According to organizers, the general public will be invited to make nominations for this prestigious distinction which is slated for an October 23, 2011 inaugural launch at the San Diego Yacht Club.
Future Hall of Famers will include Americans who are 45 years of age and up and who have made significant impact on the growth and development of the sport of sailing in the U.S. in categories such as design, racing, cruising, coaching and administration, among others. In addition, non-citizens may be included if they have had an impact on the sport in the U.S., and posthumous nominations will also be accepted. The nomination period will run from April 1 through June 1, with the inductees for 2011 determined by late August.
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“We are excited to be joining other sports that recognize the accomplishments of their most outstanding participants,” said NSHOF Board President Dick Franyo. “The Hall of Fame is endorsed by U.S. Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, and judging by the feedback we have received, has the enthusiast support of many sailors around the country.”