The National Sailing Hall of Fame

13 Classes, 123 Legends, 1 Shared Passion

Created in 2004, The National Sailing Hall of Fame plays a pivotal role in celebrating the rich legacy of sailing and its impact on American culture. The sport of sailing has been shaped by generations of individuals who have demonstrated the courage and conviction to plot their own courses, defy convention and redefine excellence. Sailing has evolved because of these unique individuals and their contributions; their varied backgrounds and talents culminate in excellence. These trailblazers – daring explorers, competitive racers or passionate contributors – have left indelible marks on the sport. 

The National Sailing Hall of Fame serves as a repository for their stories, achievements and contributions…ensuring their legacies endure. NSHOF also recognizes and celebrates individual career achievements, immortalizing heroes of the sea. From solo circumnavigators to Olympic champions, the courage, skill and passion of our sailors have paved the way – encouraging new generations to embrace the values of sportsmanship, perseverance and respect for nature.

Meet the Latest Hall of Fame Inductees

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  • Featured 2023 Sailing Hall of Fame Inductee

    Timothy “Tim” Patrick Hogan – Lifetime Achievement Award

    When you talk with Tim Hogan, he will tell you one of his greatest accomplishments is helping his four children become top sailors. He told the Los Angeles Times, “I think the best thing about sailing for me has been watching my four children (Casey, Patrick, Matthew, Scott) enjoy the sport as much as I did.” Since 2005 he has been President of the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA). In the process he has become the champion of building interscholastic sailing in the United States. Hogan and his Board virtually doubled the roster of teams over the past twenty years from about 330 until at the end of 2022 there were 626 high schools with competitive sailing teams.

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Robert Perry

My hobby has been my occupation. So far I’ve had a good ride. I’ve weathered a few squalls along the way, but when I survey my collection of designs, I’m proud of my productivity and durability.

Robert Perry

Class of 2023 National Sailing Hall of Fame Inductee

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Election to the National Sailing Hall of Fame is determined by a Selection Committee, in a process outlined in the Hall of Fame By-Laws & Rules for Election.