National Sailing Hall of Fame

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The National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame is a 501(c)3 national non-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving the history of sailing and its impact on our culture, honoring those have made outstanding contributions to American sailing, teaching math, science and American history, inspiring and encouraging sailing development and providing a landmark for sailing enthusiasts.


US Sailing: In cooperation with U.S. Sailing (national governing body of sailing in the United States) provide space and interactive exhibitions featuring the Rolex Yachtsmen of the Year, Rolex Yachtswomen of the Year, and U.S. Olympic sailors.

U.S. Naval Academy: In cooperation with the U.S. Naval Academy promote the ICSA College Sailing Hall of Fame, the Interscholastic Sailing Hall of Fame, U.S. Naval Academy Visitor Center, and U.S. Naval Academy Sailing.

In association with[edit]

Herreshoff Marine Museum: In cooperation with Herreshoff Marine Museum provide space and interactive exhibitions featuring the America’s Cup Hall of Fame as well as yachts and artifacts from the Museum.

Sailing World: In cooperation with Sailing World magazine provide space and interactive exhibitions featuring their Hall of Fame.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Working with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Eyes on the Bay Program and Education Programs, MyDNR, and Bay Game.

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Water Trail: Working with the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Water Trail to promote America's first all-water National Historic Trail.

Congressional Cup: Working with the Congressional Cup to promote the historic regatta.

United States Yacht Shows: Working with the U.S. Sailboat Show to promote sailing.

Honorary Advisory Board[edit]

Morgan Freeman, Honorary Advisory Board Chair

Walter Cronkite, Honorary Advisory Board Chair (September 14, 2006 - July 17, 2009)

Betsy Alison

Hobie Alter

Ed Baird

Janet Baxter

John Burnham

Paul Cayard

Dennis Conner

Bruce Farr

Gilbert M. Grosvenor

Sally Helme

Halsey C. Herreshoff

Terry Hutchinson

William I. Koch

Geoff Mason

Buddy Melges

Bill Pinkney

Ken Read

Dawn Riley

John Rousmaniere

Frank Savage

Ted Turner

Board of directors[edit]

Dick Franyo – President

James P. Muldoon – Vice President

Douglas L. Lashley – Secretary/Treasurer

Scott Allan

John S. Beale

Arthur A. Birney

Gustav Carlson

Dayton T. Carr

Mason R. Chrisman

Posie Constable

Douglas Croker

C. Richard D’Amato

Sydney McNiff Johnson

George R. Hinman, Jr.

Reza Jafari

Gary Jobson

Philip A. Lotz

Russell Lucas

Byron F. Marchant

Bruce Munro

Christopher L. Otorowski

Ewell C. Potts, III

H.P. “Sandy” Purdon

William Torgerson

Charles H. Townsend

Tom Whidden


Lee Tawney, Director

Susan Nahmias, Education Director

Geoff Cuneo, Education Associate

Sandy Sloan, Office Manager

Dan Walker, COREndurance, Online Content Development

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