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Comedian Stephen Colbert joins sailing board

The National Sailing Hall of Fame announced that Stephen Colbert joined the National Sailing Hall of Fame honorary advisory board.

The political satirist, writer, comedian, actor, and host of the television show “The Colbert Report” joins the board's other distinguished members, including its chairman, actor and sailor Morgan Freeman, who filled the post left vacant by the late Walter Cronkite in 2009.

"I'm honored to be named to the Honorary Advisory Board," said Colbert. "I will do my best to not capsize the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Hard Alee!"

Stephen Colbert grew up on Charleston Harbor, right across from the Carolina Yacht Club, a Hall of Fame Founding Member Club.

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