Hall of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
Published on December 22nd, 2015
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Class of the US National Sailing Hall of Fame. Nominations can be made online with submissions received before March 30, 2016 to be considered for the Class of 2016. Any nominations that are received after that date will automatically be entered for consideration for Class of 2017.
Nominating categories include Sailing, Technical/Design and Contributors.
Each candidate should be a U.S. Citizen; however if someone of international birth has had a significant impact on the development of the sport of sailing in the United States, they may be included.
Nominees must be 45 years of age or older. Posthumous nominations may be made 5 years postmortem or in the year the deceased would have reached 45 years of age, whichever is sooner.
Up to five people will be chosen for the 2016 Class from a combination of publicly-submitted nominations and carry-over nominations from the previous year, as determined by a selection committee appointed by the NSHOF, comprised of representatives from NSHOF, U.S. Sailing, the sailing media, the sailing industry, community sailing, a maritime museum and NSHOF founding member clubs.
The Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2016 will be held on October 30, 2016 at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California.