The National Sailing Hall of Fame announced 10 inductees for 2019.
Capt. John Bonds was a leader in establishing safety protocols and had a global impact on offshore sailing. Thomas F. Day in 1906 founded the Newport Bermuda Race. Robbie Doyle was a sailmaker, and Buddy Friedrichs captured Olympic sailing gold.
Allison Jolly was the first women’s gold medalist in Olympic sailing. Donald McKay is a noted clipper-ship builder. Everett A. Pearson is acknowledged as the “grandfather of fiberglass boat production,” and Doug Peterson is seen as a pioneering yacht designer.
Herbert Lawrence Stone edited and published sailing magazines, and author and world champion sailor Arthur Knapp Jr. is being inducted and recognized with the Hall of Fame’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The class of 2019 joins 71 previously inductees. “We are proud to recognize and celebrate these inductees and their extraordinary contributions to the sport we love,” Gus Carlson, president of the NSHOF, said in a statement. “Their accomplishments set them apart, and their stories will inspire sailors for generations to come. Their commitment to excellence embodies the spirit and substance of the National Sailing Hall of Fame.”