Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame

Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame

David Howard (centre), was inducted by Hall of Fame member Paul Henderson (left), and received his plaque from Sail Canada President Todd Irving (right).

 August 30th, 2018 - Kingston, ON  

On August 19th,  fourteen prominent Canadian sailors were inducted into the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame at a sold-out reception at Kingston Yacht Club in Kingston, ON. The joint enterprise of Sail Canada and the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes celebrated ten Olympic Medal winners and four sailors who represent significant aspects and regions of sailing in Canada.


The CSHOF By-Laws stipulate that all Canadian Olympic Medal winners will eventually be inducted into the Hall of Fame. So it is only fitting that this process begins with the Silver and Bronze Medal winning 8 and 6 Metre Royal Vancouver Yacht Club crews from the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. The 8-Metre crew consisted of Ernest (Jack) Cribb, Peter Gordon, George Gyles, Harold A. Jones, Ronald Maitland, and Hubert Wallace. The 6-Metre crew was made up of Gardner Boultbee, Kenneth Glass, Philip Rogers, and Gerald Wilson.


In addition, David Howard and Don Green were inducted from Ontario (RCYC and RHYC) for their vast sailing background, both of which included Canada’s Cup victories; Ian Bruce of RSTLYC in Quebec was inducted representing Canadian small boat sailors and builders, and Derek Hatfield from the East Coast was inducted based on his impressive Around the World Alone sailing accomplishments.


These fourteen new inductees joined current Hall of Fame members Paul Henderson, George Cuthbertson, and Bruce Kirby. Kirby and Cuthbertson were inducted at a gala dinner at KYC in 2014 inaugurating the New Age of Sail exhibit at the Marine Museum, for which Cuthbertson and Kirby were honourary co-curators.