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Accepting Nominations for Industry Service Award

Published on July 11th, 2018

Annapolis, MD (July 11, 2018) – Nominations for the 2018 Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award are now being accepted to recognize members of the sailing industry for their high standards of excellence, service, and commitment. Created by the Annapolis Boat Shows in 2014, each year the organization honors someone who has distinguished him or herself through continued and unselfish service to the overall advancement of the sailing industry.

The fourth annual 2017 Annapolis Boat Shows’ Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award went to Olaf and Peter Harken, founders of Harken, Inc., an international manufacturer specializing in performance sailing hardware. They joined an impressive group of recipients: Alastair Murray, John Arndt, and Margaret Podlich, all of whom make huge contributions to sailing both on and off the water.

Nominated by their peers, the final selection is made by a panel of judges who also represent the industry.

The Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award comes with an inscribed Anniversary 8-Day Ship Bell Clock on a mahogany base that is a limited edition precision timepiece donated by Weems & Plath. The 2018 award will be announced at the Sailing Industry Breakfast during the United States Sailboat Show on October 5 in Annapolis, Maryland.

Nominations are being accepted through September 10, 2018: click here.


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