2018 Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame Inductions Announced

2018 Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame Inductions Announced

2018 Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame Inductions Announced


The Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame and the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston are pleased to announce the 2018 Inductees into the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame:

·         Ian Bruce – Renowned International 14 sailor, two-time winner of the prestigious Prince of Wales Cup in England, two-time Olympic sailor, founder of Performance Sailcraft, builder of International 14s, initiator and builder of the Laser. Officer of the Order of Canada. (RSTLYC)

·         Don Green – Winner of 1978 Canada’s Cup in C&C Evergreen, member of 1979 Canadian Admirals’ Cup team in 1979 and survivor of the devastating 1979 Fastnet Race, SORC campaigns in Frers designed Evergreen II, America’s Cup Challenger in 12 Metre True North. Member of the Order of Canada (RHYC)

·         Derek Hatfield – Renowned single-handed Round The World Racer winning first in class in the 2001/02 Around Alone, raced the 2008 Vendee Globe and in 2010 Derek once again took the podium in the VELUX 5 Oceans single-handed Round The World Race, Recipient of Rolex Sailor of the Year; won Sail Canada's and Ontario Sailing's Sailor of the Year awards in 2003.

·         David Howard – Winner of 1954 Canada’s Cup in the 8-Metre Venture II, Skipper 1956 Olympics in Dragons, Sailing Master on off-shore racers Inishfree and Bonaventure (Bermuda races and SORCs), Skipper and syndicate member of True North in 1969 Canada’s Cup trials, Skipper and Syndicate member of 1975 Canada’s Cup challenger Marauder, Past Commodore and Honourary Life Member of RCYC, one of the original four founders of the Nonsuch class (RCYC)

·         1932 Olympic Silver Medalists – Eight Metres  –  Ernest Cribb, Peter Gordon, George Gyles, Harold Jones. Ronald Maitland, Hubert Wallace – (RVYC)

·         1932 Olympic Bronze Medalists – Six Metres – Gardner Boultbee, Kenneth Glass,  Philip Rogers, Gerald Wilson  – (RVYC)

The Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame is a collaboration between The Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame, the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston and Sail Canada. Inductees to the Hall of Fame must be Canadian citizens, and can be inducted in any of the three categories of Sailor, Technical, or Contributor.

In these initial years, Inductees will be chosen by the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame Management Committee, with representation from across the country. The selection is governed by the criteria established in the CSHOF By-Laws. In future it is intended that the nomination process will be open to the sailing public.

 “As a longstanding partner, Sail Canada is pleased to support the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame and the Marine Museum in this important initiative.  We look forward to future collaboration as we identify and celebrate individuals who are deserving of this national recognition.” 

--Todd Irving, Sail Canada President.

The inductions ceremony will take place at Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street, Kingston, ON, at 2:00 – 5:00 PM Sunday, August 19th, 2018. Seating is limited, so please reserve early. Cost: $25 per person, includes one-year membership to the Marine Museum. Media are invited to attend. For more information and to make a reservation, please contact Doug Cowie, Museum Manager, Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston. Tel: 613-542-2261 / Email: manager@marmuseum.ca

About Sail Canada
Established in 1931, Sail Canada (formerly known as the Canadian Yachting Association) is the national governing body for the sport of sailing. The Association promotes sailing in all its forms including yachting through collaboration with our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations, member clubs, schools, and many individual stakeholders. 

About the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston

The Marine Museum is a charitable organization founded in 1975, whose mission is to inspire an enduring connection to the maritime history of Kingston and the Great Lakes. The museum holds a vast collection of artefacts, archival materials, periodicals and ship plans, including the C&C Yachts and George Cuthbertson Collections. www.marmuseum.ca