National Sailing Hall of Fame inducts nine


Nine sailing legends were inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in an Oct. 30 ceremony at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. 

Living members of the Class of 2016 include America’s Cup winning helmsman Ed Baird; America’s Cup and Congressional Cup champion sailor Bill Ficker; J/Boats founders Robert and Rodney Johnstone; yachtsman and sailmaker Dave Ullman and America’s Cup sailor and Star World Champion Malin Burnham.

Tom Perkins, the former owner of the superyacht The Maltese Falcon and longtime sailing teachers Electa and Irving Johnson were inducted posthumously. Burnham and Perkins also received 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Hall of Fame, located in Annapolis, Md.

By Ocean Navigator