The National Sailing Hall of Fame announced that 11 sailors comprise its 2021 inductees.
The class of 2021:
• Alexander “Red” Bryan and Cortlandt “Bud” Heyniger, founders of Alcort, which produced the Sunfish
• William “Carl” Buchan, Olympic gold medalist and America’s Cup sailor
• Agustin “Augie” Diaz, national and world champion sailor
• Gilbert T. Gray, Star Class Olympian
• Lynne Jewell Shore, Olympic gold medalist and former executive director of Sail Newport
• Rear Adm. Stephen B. Luce, educator and founder of the U.S. Naval War College
• Jane Wiswell Pegel, three-time Martini & Rossi (now Rolex) Yachtswoman of the Year and national and North American champion sailor
• Dawn Riley, America’s Cup syndicate manager and veteran of three Cups and two Whitbread Round the World (now The Ocean Race) races
• Richard Rose, 30-year member of World Sailing’s Racing Rules of Sailing Committee
• Capt. William D. “Bill” Pinkney, the first African American to solo-circumnavigate the world via the capes, Lifetime Achievement Award
Click here for bios of the inductees.
“The remarkable achievements of this year’s class exemplify excellence and an unwavering dedication to our sport,” NSHOF president Gus Carlson said in a statement. “We are proud to honor the accomplishments of these extraordinary people and confident they will inspire future generations of sailors, innovators and contributors.”
A celebration for the inductees will take place Oct. 16 in Newport, R.I., at the Armory building. The Armory is being converted into The Sailing Museum, which is set to open in May 2022, with galleries for the National Sailing Hall of Fame and the America’s Cup Hall of Fame.