Significant Contributors In Sailing


Among so many contributions in the field of sailing The US National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) included ten significant contributors into the National Sailing Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held for the first time in the organization’s hometown. The City Dock is the historic waterfront district of the Annapolis where this time the award ceremonies took place unlike the other times at San Diego and New Orleans.

To preserve the sailing legacy of the Americans, the 2013 NSHOF Induction Ceremony was partnered by the United States Naval Academy with an intention to recognize the sailing heroes. The Director of the Naval Academy Sailing stated that sailing is the best way through which one can develop leadership qualities within themselves.

The only second woman who is inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame till date for three times is Timmy Larr from New York. Her contributions in the field of sailing are the pioneer of sail training programs in the US. Bill Buchan is the three time winner of the Star World Champion being the oldest member of the entire US Olympic Team across all sports. He was also rewarded with the hall of fame this year.

The two times ICSA All American winner Davis Curtis is popular with one-design titles in number of classes among which the Soling world Championship in 1981, the Soling North American Championships of 1999 and 1997 are significant. While receiving the Hall of Fame Curtis exclaimed that he has never been so nervous in any other award ceremony before .

Frank Butler developed the Catalina 22 which is one of the most popular sailboats in America. This star from California was into navy at the beginning of his career. His first notable boat design-the Coronado 25 gives enough evidence of his knowledge in the airplane industry. While the Hall of fame was presented to Butler he said that he had designed his first boat when he was 12-13 years old and is really feeling proud to sit with the other sailing superstars.