Monday, May 15, 2006

National Sailing Hall of Fame Opens

Article here in the Baltimore Sun that details the National Sailing Hall of Fame( and Museum)...which opened last Thursday at City Dock in Annapolis where it will remain until the end of the boat shows in October.

I wrote on this a while back when the hall of fame/museum was funded - nice to see that it's finally open. I'll look forward to a visit this summer.

From the Sun article, the 1,200-square-foot space is divided into three galleries. In the center of the first gallery is a new Optimist - a tiny single-sail boat favored among junior sailors on the East Coast.

The sides of each gallery include images of boats under sail and photos of sailors who have been honored by the sport over the years, including those named the Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year and those named to the America's Cup Hall of Fame and the Sailing World Hall of Fame.

2 comments:

Tillerman said...

"There is not a place out there that exists where physical things can hang - a wheel off an America's Cup boat," he said. "I'm hoping this is a good warehouse for the eclectic. ... Let's get Paul Cayard's Optimist."

I have a pair of old hiking boots - do you think they would accept them as a tax-deductible donation?

Zephyr said...

hiking boots count but they're really looking for your old hiking straps ;-)