American Sailboat Hall of Fame

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The American Sailboat Hall of Fame is a defunct hall of fame honouring 26 production sailboats built in the United States.[1][2] The hall of fame was established in 1994 by Sail America, a trade association for the U.S. sailing industry, to recognize ingenuity in designs by American boat builders.[1][2] The last year of induction was 2004.[3]

Half-hull models of each Hall of Fame inductee had been housed in a permanent exhibit at The Museum of Yachting[4][5] located in Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island[6] prior to the museum's dismantling after a 2007 acquisition by the IYRS School of Technology & Trades.[7] The collection also traveled around the country each year to be displayed at the various Strictly Sail boat shows sponsored by Sail America, and at Sail Expo in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[8][5]

Inducted sailboats were required to be production models built in the U.S. introduced at least 15 years prior to induction, and to have made a lasting impact on sailing.[1] Selections to the hall of fame were made by a committee composed of magazine editors of Sailing Magazine, Sailing World, and SAIL.[2]

Inductees[edit]

Inductee year inducted
Aqua Cat 2001
Bermuda 40 1995
Cal 40 1996
Catalina 22 1995
Catalina 30 2001
Day Sailer 2003
International Optimist Dinghy 1999
Ensign 2002
F-27 2004
Flying Scot 1998
Freedom 40 2000
Hobie 16 1997
J/24 1995
J/35 1999
Laser 1997
MacGregor 25 2000
Morgan Out Island 41 1996
Pacific Seacraft 37 2002
Sabre 28 2003
Santa Cruz 27 1997
Sonar (keelboat) 2004
Sunfish 1995
Tartan Ten 1998
Triton 1995
Valiant 40 1997
Windsurfer 1996

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "History". The American Sailboat Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 12 February 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Mission". The American Sailboat Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 12 February 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Inductees". The American Sailboat Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 12 February 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  4. ^ "MUSEUM EXHIBITS". The Museum of Yachting. Archived from the original on 3 July 1998. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b Farrier, Ian. "F-27 Inducted Into Hall Of Fame". Farrier Marine. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Activities". Rhode Island Family Guide. Archived from the original on 26 December 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Museum of Yachting no longer there". TripAdvisor. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  8. ^ "11th Annual Atlantic SAIL EXPO Draws Crowd of 13,000". Strictly Sail. 15 January 2003. Archived from the original on 17 February 2007. Retrieved 7 January 2007.

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