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Legends Of Sail 2022

The National Sailing Hall of Fame has enshrined 13 more sailors – each for leaving an indelible mark on our sport.

National Sailing Hall of Fame Class of 2022

This summer, the National Sailing Hall of Fame welcomed 13 new members to its exclusive club made up of sailors of great distinction.

"This year's inductees exemplify innovation, virtuous competition, and are exceptional sources of inspiration for the young and old in the sport of sailing," says Gus Carlson, president of the National Sailing Hall of Fame. "We are proud to honor their accomplishments and welcome them into the Hall of Fame."

The members of the Class of 2022 will join 101 current National Sailing Hall of Famers, all of whom are featured in the Legends of Sailing exhibition at The Sailing Museum, which recently opened in Newport, Rhode Island. The interactive experience includes photos, career highlights, and quotes from the legends themselves. The newest members of the Hall of Fame will be honored in the museum later this year.

Lin and Larry Pardey

Lin and Larry Pardey

Here's the National Sailing Hall of Fame Class of 2022:

  • Ed Adams — Sail racing legend and coach, who won numerous Olympic and World Championship titles.
  • Absalom Boston — Mariner, entrepreneur and civil leader, Boston was the first African American to captain a whaleship with an all-Black crew in 1822.
  • Doris Colgate — Teacher, mentor, writer, and ardent advocate for advancing opportunities for women in sailing. She and her husband, Steve (Class of 2015), built the Offshore Sailing School into a successful business that helps many sailors safely enjoy their time on the water.
  • Bruce Farr — Innovative champion sailor, he was the naval architect for seven America’s Cup campaigns and his firm was responsible for hundreds of breakthrough designs that influenced the direction of yacht design across the globe.
  • Garry Hoyt — Sailor and marketing executive, he competed in three Olympic Games and multiple one-design championships. Hoyt is the founder of Freedom Yachts and holds 10 patents.
  • Bill Lee — Yacht designer known for his motto of “fast is fun,” Lee designed fast yet easy to sail boats that racked up multiple awards. He is the founder of the Santa Cruz Boat Company.
  • Jonathan McKee — Accomplished competitor with multiple world championship titles and an Olympic bronze medal, McKee was the head coach for the 1992 United States Olympic Sailing Team, which took home medals in nine of 10 classes.
  • Lin and Larry Pardey — Legendary cruisers, the Pardeys circumnavigated the globe twice on two wooden boats under 30-feet with no engines that they built themselves. They shared their adventures through instructional films, hundreds of lectures, and 12 books, inspiring generations of cruisers.
  • Nick Scandone — Paralympic champion, Scandone defied a diagnosis of ALS to be named the Rolex Yachtsman of the Year in 2005 and won a Paralympic gold medal in 2008. He carried the American flag at the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing on behalf of the entire American team.

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