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National Sailing Hall of Fame 2024 Inductees

2024 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The Sailing Museum & National Sailing Hall of Fame is pleased to reveal the names of 12 individuals who will be inducted into its fellowship of hall of famers for the Class of 2024. While their biographies differ, they are all accomplished and dedicated to the sport and its community. Ten fall into its modern category, while another two represent historic classification. Inductions have been taking place since 2011, when the Hall was in Annapolis. In 2022, The Sailing Museum & National Sailing Hall of Fame moved to Newport, the country’s sailing capital. The number of legends in the Hall will be 135 total with this year’s class.

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Every important sport has its sacred ground, Cooperstown for baseball, Canton for football and Newport for sailing. While each honors the sport’s outstanding participants, one goes further. The Sailing Museum & National Sailing Hall of Fame features displays that highlight the sport’s evolution; inspire budding non-sailor athletes to hone translatable skills, decision-making and teamwork; engage local schools and community groups; and opens an historic venue for private event space.

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National Sailing Hall of Fame Exhibit

Featured Exhibit

The Museum is also the address of legends, a place to glean inspiration from stories of men and women inducted to the National Sailing Hall of Fame whose championships and adventures shaped not just the sport, but everyday life. It also pays tribute to members of The America’s Cup Hall of Fame, those rare sailors with levels of expertise so outstanding that they distinguished themselves at the pinnacle of sailing.

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Meet the Latest Hall of Fame Inductees

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Betsy Alison

The Sailing Museum stresses the inclusivity of the sport and is a venue that celebrates the passion that drives people to take to the water.

Betsy Alison

Hall of Famer and United States Paralympic Sailing Team Coach

Statue at The Sailing Museum

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The Sailing Museum event space

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