National Sailing Hall of Fame

National Sailing Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Meet the Class of 2014 Inductees.

The Detroit Yacht Club sponsored the 2014 Induction ceremony for the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Eight members were inducted for the Class of 2014, joining 34 other legends to bring total inductees to 42.

“When the National Sailing Hall of Fame was formed in 2005, a central piece of its mission was to focus attention on Americans who had made outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing,” said Gary Jobson, President of the NSHOF. “Congratulations to the eight members of the class of 2014. By recognizing them and sharing their stories, the NSHOF is preserving the history of the sport and its impact on American culture while inspiring the next generation of sailors.”

Presenting the Class of 2014: Yachtsman, historian and senior statesman of the sport Henry H. “Harry” Anderson, Jr.; mathematician and navigator Nathaniel Bowditch; boat builder and U.S. Olympic Sailing Team boatwright Carl Eichenlaub; brothers Olaf Harken and Peter Harken, respectively, boat builder and sailing hardware designer; naval architect and prolific writer L. Francis Herreshoff; 1960 5.5 Metre Olympic Gold Medalist and boat builder George O’Day.

The recipient of the NSHOF’s first Lifetime Achievement Award is Grand Prix yachtsman John B. “Jim” Kilroy. The Lifetime Achievement Award was created to honor an American citizen, 55 years of age or older, who has had consistent involvement in sailing for a majority of his or her life and had success in the sport while also becoming successful and achieving noteworthy stature in a non-sailing career.

Induction Date:

September 27-28, 2014


Detroit Yacht Club
Detroit, MI

  • Henry “Harry” Hill Anderson Jr.

  • Nathaniel Bowditch

  • Carl Martin Eichenlaub Jr.

  • Peter Oscar Harken

  • Olaf Theodore Harken

  • Lewis Francis Herreshoff

  • Jim Beresford Kilroy, Sr.

  • George Dyer O’Day

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