Nominations sought for sailing industry service award

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The Annapolis Boat Show is asking for nominations for the this year’s Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award.

Created by the Annapolis Boat Shows in 2014, the award recognizes someone who has distinguished himself or herself through continued advancement of the sailing industry.

The 2017 Distinguished Service Award went to Olaf and Peter Harken, founders of performance sailing hardware manufacturer Harken.

“Both the Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award and the Best in Show Exhibitor Awards encourage creativity, professionalism and excellence. We are very proud to support these efforts," said Annapolis Boat Shows president Paul Jacobs in a statement.

Nominated by their peers, the final selection is made by a panel of judges who represent the industry.

The award winner is announced at the Sailing Industry Breakfast at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md., held on Oct. 5 this year.

Click here to nominate someone and to see a list of past recipients.