Skip to main content

Sailing Hall of Fame moves closer to reality

The Maryland Board of Public Works has voted to lease property to the National Sailing Hall of Fame & Sailing Center to construct a facility in Annapolis, Md.

Among the goals of the center are to create an array of interactive, state-of-the-art exhibits and learning activities designed to introduce visitors to the excitement, traditions, science, history and spirit of sailing.

"Maryland is proud to be the home of this premier national facility, which will celebrate the heritage and legacy of the sport of sailing and connect people to nature and the Chesapeake Bay," Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement.

"Sailing finally has a home - a unified place, a physical place bearing the history that reminds us what sailing in its many forms is all about," said US Sailing president Gary Jobson.

Click here for the full release.

Related

1_BRP

BRP Launches Multiple New Products

The company debuted Rotax outboards, new Manitou and Alumacraft models and an electric hydrofoil board.

1_EVERGLADES

Everglades Hires Director

Caroline Cozier will lead the company’s sales initiatives in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes and Canada.

1_DEALEROUTLOOK

Three Great Ways To Tick-Off Your Customers

As boat sales normalize, it’s essential to keep the customers you have. Here’s what not to do.

1_CHAPARRAL

Buck Pegg Turns 80

Flags were flown at the Georgia State and U.S capitols in honor of the Chapparal Boats founder’s birthday.

1_CONTENDER

Contender Boats Announces New Factory

The fishboat builder said the 100,000-square-foot facility in Fort Pierce, Fla., will concentrate on its smaller models.

1_IBEX.PRESESSION

Soundings Trade Only Announces IBEX Presessions

The Sept. 26 events in Tampa, Fla., include a Women in the Industry Summit, a leadership panel and the Most Innovative Marine Company Awards.

_MG_0177

U.S. Adds 528,000 Jobs in July

The Department of Labor said the manufacturing and leisure-and-hospitality segments contributed to the gains.