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National Sailing Hall Of Fame inducts Class of 2021

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced today the induction of eleven sailors during its 11th ceremony, held on Saturday, October 16th, 2021, in Newport, Rhode Island. The Class of 2021 includes: Alexander “Red” Bryan and Cortlandt “Bud” Heyniger – founders of Alcort, Inc. and designers and producers of the iconic Sunfish. William “Carl” Buchan – championship sailor, Olympic gold medal […]

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National Sailing Hall Of Fame announces 2021 inductees

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced today eleven sailors comprising its 11th class of inductees. The Class of 2021 includes: Alexander “Red” Bryan and Cortlandt “Bud” Heyniger – founders of Alcort, Inc. and designers and producers of the iconic Sunfish. William “Carl” Buchan – championship sailor, Olympic gold medal winner and 1988 defender […]

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National Sailing Hall Of Fame will call new home ‘The Sailing Museum’

Newport, RI – The National Sailing Hall of Fame announced today that its new home will be named The Sailing Museum, offering an innovative multi-media experience dedicated to celebrating sailing’s heritage, showcasing its heroes and inspiring generations of sailors to come. Here’s the remainder of the announcement from NSHOF; Situated in the historic Armory building […]

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It’s Official: The National Sailing Hall of Fame is coming to Newport

City officials on Wednesday formally closed on a deal to sell the upper two floors of the historic Armory building on Lower Thames Street to the National Sailing Hall of Fame for $1,685,000. The sale was initially approved by the City Council in July of 2018 following several months of negotiations. A separate Council vote […]

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Two Rhode Islanders among National Sailing Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today announced the six people who will make up its 2018 class of inductees: famed yachting cinematographer John Biddle (Philadelphia, Penn./Jamestown, R.I.); three-time Soling World Champion, Brazilian-American Olympian Vince Brun (San Diego, Calif.); and shipbuilder and naval architect William Webb (New York, N.Y.).  Three additional Inductees are being […]

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Letter To The Editor: Community should support the relocation of the National Sailing Hall Of Fame to Armory Building, Newport

Politically, it is always easiest to do nothing, to pass the buck, to kick the can down the road.  That is why I would like to compliment the Newport City Council for crafting a solution to bring the Sailing Hall of Fame to Newport by subdividing the Armory Building into condominiums and selling the portion […]

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City Council will host workshop to discuss National Sailing Hall of Fame move to Newport

Newport City Council will host a workshop on October 18th to discuss the possibility of the National Sailing Hall of Fame moving to Newport. A Facebook Event, Newport City Council, Sailing Hall of Fame to Newport – Workshop, hosted by Latitude Yacht Brokerage, LLC states; Come show support for the sailing industry as the Newport City Council […]

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Eight to be inducted into National Sailing Hall of Fame in Newport today

For the first time, Newport is hosting the National Sailing Hall of Fame Induction.  Today, eight (five living and three posthumous) Inductees will be celebrated for their impact on the sport.   The National Sailing Hall of Fame, headquartered in Annapolis, Md., has previously recognized 57 Inductees, including Newport locals Harry Anderson Jr., Betsy Alison […]

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Podcast: What to do with the Armory?

The Newport City Council will vote to approve the sale of a portion of the Armory building on Wednesday night. On today’s edition of What’sUpNewp Radio on AM 1540 WADK, I talk about the sale of The Armory to the National Sailing Hall Of Fame. We go over the facts presented in the resolution and […]

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Update: Newport City Council cancels Executive Session meeting where future of Armory, other public properties was to be discussed

For the second week in a row, Newport City Council was scheduled to convene in Executive Session to discuss the acquisition or lease of the Armory on Lower Thames Street and two other city-owned properties. Update: 7:58 am 1/31/18 Laura Swistak from City Administration notified the Secretary of State’s Office at 4:11 pm on Tuesday, January […]