National Sailing Hall Of Fame inducts six

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The Jersey Shore’s “Gold Coast,” was an especially appropriate location for the National Sailing Hall of Fame to hold its fifth Induction Weekend, as the organization continues to fulfill its mission of recognizing Americans who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing. 

The members of the 2015 Class of Inductees, six of the sport of sailing’s significant contributors, were honored during ceremonies that were the highlight of a weekend of activities at Bay Head Yacht Club: sailing school founder Steve Colgate (Fort Myers, Fla.), Olympic medalist Paul Foerster (Rockwall, Texas), Olympic medalist and author JJ Fetter (San Diego), boat building innovators and brothers Meade and Jan Gougeon (Bay City, Mich.) and U.S. Olympic Yachting Committee Director Samuel V. Merrick (Medford, N.J.), the recipient of the Hall of Fame’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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