The National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame will announce the names of 10 sailing luminaries who will be inducted into the 2013 class of the National Sailing Hall of Fame.
The announcement will be made during Block Island Race Week next Tuesday at 5 p.m., in the Block Island Race Week tent at the back of Smuggler's Inn.
Hall of Fame president and 2011 Hall of Famer Gary Jobson will make the announcement. Joining Gary will be Hall of Fame board member Philip Lotz to provide an update on the status of the National Sailing Hall of Fame, which was formed in 2005 and has completed Phase One of its plan to establish a permanent facility on the historic waterfront of Annapolis, Md.
National Sailing Center Hall of Fame Inductees are American citizens, 45 years of age and up, who have influenced the sport in the U.S. in categories such as design, racing, cruising, coaching and administration, among others. Non-citizens are also considered if they have influenced the sport in the U.S., and posthumous inductions have also occurred.
Starting in 2011 with its historic first induction of 15 legends of the sport of sailing, the National Sailing Hall of Fame has recognized 24 people who have had a significant impact on the growth and development of the sport.
This year's induction events will take place Oct. 26-27 in Annapolis at the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame in Annapolis, Md.