NATIONAL SAILING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2017 INDUCTEES

NATIONAL SAILING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2017 INDUCTEES

Annapolis, Md. (June 29, 2017) – The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today announced the eight people who will make up its 2017 class of inductees:

Bill Bentsen (Winnetka, Ill./Lake Geneva, Wisc.), a two-time Olympic medalist – bronze in 1964 and gold in 1972 – who has created an indelible legacy for the sport through his contributions as a racing rules and race administration expert; 5.5 World Champion Ray Hunt (Duxbury, Mass.), the innately talented yacht designer of both sail and power vessels; boatbuilder Clark Mills (Clearwater, Fla.), best-known as the designer of the wildly popular Optimist dinghy used by children under age 16; windsurfing superstar Robby Naish (Haiku, Hawaii), who won his first world championship title at age 13 and went on to build a multi-million dollar watersports business; two-time Tornado Olympic Silver Medalist Randy Smyth (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.), whose expertise as a catamaran sailor led to, among other things, work on major motion pictures; and noted America’s Cup sailor Tom Whidden (Essex, Conn.), the industry giant who recently celebrated 30 years with global brand North Sails.  Two additional Inductees are being recognized with the NSHOF Lifetime Achievement Award: avid sailor Bill Martin (Ann Arbor, Mich.), whose leadership roles in business and sailing – including the Presidency of the U.S. Olympic Committee –  led to a noteworthy 10 years as Athletic Director at the University of Michigan, and Corny Shields (New Rochelle, N.Y.), winner of the inaugural Mallory Cup which earned him national recognition on the cover of Time magazine in 1953, who conceived the Shields one-design in 1964 and founded the I.O.D. class.

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Bill Bentsen US Sailing Hall of Fame 2017

LGYC TAKES 4 of TOP 5 at A SCOW NATIONALS

LGYC TAKES 4 of TOP 5 at A SCOW NATIONALS

Vincent Porter and the Eagle (I-1) finished the regatta on a high note, winning both races on the final day. His two race wins squeezed him a notch higher on the leaderboard, landing the Eagle team in second place overall with 21 points. With 22 points, Tom Whowell’s G Force (I-12) helmed by the young R.J. Porter took third place. Rounding out the top five were Mike Feefe’s Ajax and Tom Freytag’s MadCap.

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2017 A Scow Nationals

Eddie & Kate Cox Win the MC National Championship

Eddie & Kate Cox Win the MC National Championship

Rush Creek Yacht Club, Texas (June 17, 2017) – Eddie and Kate Cox took the MC National Championship title in a brand new Melges MC Scow powered by North Sails. It is the first MC Nationals win for the sibling duo from White Bear Yacht Club. Cox won three out of seven races.

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Eddie & Kate Cox Win the MC National Championship

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Malcolm Lamphere Wins Laser North Americans

Malcolm Lamphere Wins Laser North Americans

For the second time in history, a LGYC family has produced the Laser North American champion!! Malcolm Lamphere (son of Chuck and Sarah) has just won the 2017 Laser North Americans held in Vancouver, Canada. Back in 1980, Susie Pegel (daughter of Bob and Jane) won the Laser North Americans at Traverse City, Michigan.

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Malcolm Lamphere Wins Laser North Americans