The National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced the 2012 inductees last week, on August 15th, after a two-month review from a judgement committee comprised of: representatives from the national governing body, sailing media, sailing industry, community sailing, a maritime museum, NSHOF founding clubs and the 2011 inductees.
The eligible inductees are American citizens aged 45 years-old and up and must have made a "significant impact on the growth and development of the sport in the US in the categories of Sailing, Technical/Design, and Contributor (coach, administrator, sailing media)".
2012 inductees included: Navigator Stan Honey of Palo Alto, Calif.; yacht designer Bruce Kirby, Rowayton, Conn.; '88 Olympic silver medalist, Volvo Ocean Race-winning skipper and America's cup tactician John Kostecki of Reno, Nev.; and three-time Olympic medalist/two-time Star World Champion Mark Reynolds of San Diego, Calif. Posthumous Inductees included: Peter Barret (Madison, Wisc.); Bob Bavier (New Rochelle, NY); Gregg Bemis (Boston, Mass.); Rod Stevens (New York, NY); and John Cox Stevens (New York, NY). Further information about the posthumous honors, NSHOF, and the 2012 Induction can be found in the official NSHOF press release.