Kingston, September 20, 2021 – The Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame and the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston are pleased to announce that the 2020 Inductions to the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame, which was postponed because of the pandemic, will now take place on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 at the Kingston Yacht Club in Kingston, ON.
The 2020 inductees are:
- David Miller – 1972 Olympic Bronze Medal in the Soling Class ÛÒ B.C. (RVYC)
- Paul Cote – 1972 Olympic Bronze Medal in the Soling Class ÛÒ B.C. (RVYC)
- John Ekels ÛÒ 1972 Olympic Bronze Medal in the Soling Class ÛÒ B.C. (RVYC)
- Glen Dexter – 1977 and 1980 Soling Class World Champion ÛÒ N.S. (BBYC)
- Andreas Josenhans – 1977 and 1980 Soling Class World Champion ÛÒ N.S. (BBYC)
- Sandy MacMillan – 1977 and 1980 Soling Class World Champion ÛÒ N.S. (BBYC)
- Karen Morch – 1984 Olympic Gold Medal Windsurfer Demonstration Class – ON (RCYC)
- Terry McLaughlin – 1984 Olympic Silver Medal Flying Dutchman Class ÛÒ ON (RCYC)
- Evert Bastet – 1984 Olympic Silver Medal Flying Dutchman Class – QC (RStLYC)
- Terry Neilson – 1984 Olympic Bronze Medal Finn Class ÛÒ ON (NYC)
- Hans Fogh – 1984 Olympic Bronze Medal Soling Class – ON (RCYC)
- John Kerr – 1984 Olympic Bronze Medal Soling Class – ON (RCYC)
- Steve Calder – 1984 Olympic Bronze Medal Soling Class – ON (RCYC)
- Lynn Watters ÛÒ Renowned International Judge – QC (RStLYC)
Watch it live or online!
The Induction Ceremony will take place Sunday, October 3rd, from 2pm to 5pm at the Kingston Yacht Club (1 Maitland Street, Kingston, ON).
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, seating is limited to 60 people. Due to a generous donation, there will be no charge for any of the 60 attendees, but preference will be given to family and guests of the inductees. In the worst-case scenario, if the fourth wave of COVID-19 forces a cancellation of the event, the Induction ceremony would be reduced and would take place online. For more information, please contact Doug Cowie, Marine Museum of the Great Lakes Manager (tel: 613-542-2261 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The inductions will be available for viewing via the Marine MuseumÛªs YouTube live-stream. To receive the link to the live-stream, register online at https://www.marmuseum.ca. There will be a $5 subscription fee to view the inductions on line, with all monies going in support of the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame.
Additional donations or memberships applications to the museum will be gladly accepted!
About the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame
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.
For the first years, inductees are chosen by the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame Management Committee, with representation from across the country. The selection process is based on criteria established in the CSHOF By-Laws. In future it is intended that the nomination process will be open to the sailing public. As per the By-Laws, any Canadian sailor who wins an Olympic or Paralympic Medal, or a World Championship in an Olympic or Paralympic class is considered an automatic Inductee. For 2020, 13 of 14 Inductees meet that criterion.
ÛÏAs a longstanding partner, Sail Canada is again pleased to support the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame and the Marine Museum in this important initiative, said the Chair of the Board of Directors of Sail Canada, Hugh McGugan. We look forward to continuing our collaboration as we identify and celebrate individuals who are deserving of this national recognition.Û
About Sail Canada
Established in 1931, Sail Canada is the national governing body for the sport of sailing in the country. Sail Canada is a leading international sailing nation, proud of its world class athletes, lifelong participants and inclusive culture. The organization and its members are committed to excellence by developing and training its leaders, athletes, sailors, instructors, coaches and officials. With the valued support from our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations and our member clubs, schools, organizations and stakeholders, sailing is promoted in all its forms. By setting standards and delivering programs from home pond to podium for Canadians of all ages and abilities, from dinghies to keelboats, cruising to navigation, windsurfing to powerboating and accessible sailing, Sail Canada sets sail for all, sail to win and sail for life.
A sport in the Olympic program since the first Games in 1896, except in 1904, the pursuit of success in these Games is what fuels the focus of Sail Canada as Canadian athletes have so far achieved nine Olympic and five Paralympic medals.
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, and is the recent receipent of the famous sailing yacht Red Jacket also through a generous donation (www.marmuseum.ca).