National Sailing Hall of Fame

National Sailing Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Meet the Class of 2015 Inductees.

Six Class of 2015 inductees were formally celebrated at the Bay Head Yacht Club, joining 42 previously-recognized inductees as the National Sailing Hall of Fame continues to fulfill its mission by focusing attention on Americans who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing. “Those achievements – on-the-water, at a drawing board or in the administration of the sport – have inspired and affected competitive sailors and recreational boaters alike,” said Gary Jobson, NSHOF President. “By recognizing these contributors 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.”

The six inductees of the 2015 Class are the following legends: sailing school founder Steve Colgate; Olympic medalist Paul Foerster; Olympic medalist and author JJ Fetter; and boat building innovators and brothers Meade and Jan Gougeon.  The recipient of the NSHOF’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award is U.S. Olympic Yachting Committee Director Samuel V. Merrick.

Induction Date:

October 3-4, 2015


Bay Head Yacht Club
Bay Head, NJ

  • Stephen Colgate

  • Jennifer Anne Fetter

  • Paul Jeffrey Foerster

  • Meade Alger Gougeon

  • Jan Clover Gougeon

  • Samuel “Sam” Vaughn Merrick

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