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The rich history of American sailing has grown and developed from yacht clubs and sailing organizations. Every club and organization has a unique story to tell. Telling these stories uncovers the feats of individual sailors, events that shaped America’s history, adventures of determined characters, achievements by juniors, and amazing ideas from those that grew our sport from wooden boats, small boathouses, and rocky shores across the nation. The National Sailing Hall of Fame is committed to gathering those stories, presenting them to the public and archiving them for future generations.

NSHOF and Gowrie Group Partner to Collect and Preserve Yacht Club Stories

Gowrie white border ibf smallThe National Sailing Hall of Fame, with the support of Gowrie Group, is committed to preserving America’s sailing legacy by gathering the stories that yacht clubs have to tell, and presenting them to the public in digital and print formats for future generations to enjoy.
Click here to read the press release (PDF).Click here to read the press release (PDF).

If your yacht club has a story that is ready to be shared now (written, webpage, audio, photo essay or video) please contact the NSHOF’s yacht club story coordinator at yachtclubstories@nshof.org.


Featured Story - The Pewaukee Yacht Club

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The Pewaukee Yacht Club was founded in 1896 by a group of sailors from the Milwaukee area with a desire to race 40’ flat bottom Class A scows. Pewaukee Lake became popular with early sailors in part because of its southwest orientation which takes advantage of the prevailing direction of the summer breezes. Most surround glacial lakes in the county have a north-south orientation. Scows are high performance planing hull boats with no seats, cup holders or electronics. Fleets range from 16’ to 40’. The boats are all about speed. Yes, you can tow water skiers.

Read the rest of the story on Pewaukee Yacht Club's Story Page

Your Club is Invited to Become a Founding Member

Your club or sailing organization can become a Founding Member of the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Participation will enable us to move the project forward at our site adjacent to Annapolis City Dock.

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For more information contact Lee Tawney by email or call 877.295.3022. Thank you.


Presenting The Organizations That Define American Sailing

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The American Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Annapolis Yacht Club
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The Bay Head Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Bayview Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Beverly Yacht Club 

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Biddeford Pool Yacht Club
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The Chicago Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Carolina Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Chesapeake Bay Bermuda-40 Association

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Davis Island Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Dickerson Owners Association
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The Eastern Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Eastport Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Fishing Bay Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Fort Walton Yacht Club
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The Gibson Island Yacht Squadron
An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Great Harbor Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Gulf Yachting Association

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Hyannis Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Indian Harbor Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Island Heights Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Lavallette Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Larchmont Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Lewes Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Long Beach Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Mantoloking Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Maryland Club Yacht Squadron

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Metedeconk River Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Nahant Dory Club
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The Nantucket Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The New York Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Niantic Bay Yacht Club
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The Peninsula Yacht Club
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The Pewaukee Yacht Club
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PHRF of the Chesapeake

An NSHOF Founding Member
 
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The Portland Yacht Club
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The Riverside Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Riverton Yacht Club
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The Sachem's Head Yacht Club
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The St. Francis Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The St. Petersburg Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The San Diego Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The San Francisco Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Seaside Park Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Seattle Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Shelter Island Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Southern Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Stamford Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Storm Trysail Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Tred Avon Yacht Club
An NSHOF Founding Member

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The Toms River Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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The Union League Yacht Club

An NSHOF Founding Member
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More Club Stories are on the way!

If your yacht club or association has a story that is ready to be shared now (written, webpage, audio, photo essay or video) please contact the NSHOF’s yacht club story coordinator at yachtclubstories@nshof.org.

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