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National Sailing Hall of Fame inducts Steve Colgate

Offshore Sailing School Gründer in die National Sailing Hall of Fame aufgenommen

Oktober 4, 2015 – Bay Head, NJ – Offshore Sailing School founder and chairman, SteveThe Inductees-700x465 Colgate, wurde während eines Wochenendes Feier in Bay Head Yacht Club in Bay Head in die National Sailing Hall of Fame aufgenommen, NJ. Nur sechs neuen Rekruten wurden in diesem Jahr geehrt, bringing the total to 48 of the sport’s most extraordinary sailors.

Panel Discussions Inspire Youth and Adults

Das Wochenende begann mit einer Podiumsdiskussion für junge Segler in Toms River Yacht Club am Samstagmorgen, wo ehemaligen Rekruten Betsy Allison und Peter Harken wurden durch beigetreten 2015 inductees Steve Colgate, Meade Gudgeon, JJ Fetter and Paul Foerster.

With a nor’easter kicking up waves in the harbor and wind howling around the club, Die Diskussionsteilnehmer wurden gefragt, ob sie gehen würde, Segeln auf “ein Tag wie heute.” Colgate diskutiert die Notwendigkeit, rauen Wetter zu erleben, bevor Sie es mit keine Auswahl treffen, describing the 1979 Fastnet Race where winds reached over 80 Knoten, und 19 lost their lives. “Racing unseren 54′ Frers Spürhund, Ich viele Tipps von Crew hat immer,” Colgate, sagte. “On that race, niemand sagte ein Wort, the buck stopped with me. It was a very tough race but, happily, wir gewonnen haben unsere Klasse und wurde niemand verletzt.”

Induction Dinner and Brunch Ceremony Brings Friends and Family TogetherGaryJobson-placing-medal-700x465

Following the Toms River Yacht Club event, the group moved back to Bay Head Yacht Club for another panel discussion, and an impressive dinner in the club’s historic dining room. Am Sonntag, die Colgates wurden von Freunden aus New York und New Jersey an einem reichhaltigen Brunch beigetreten, followed by the induction ceremonies. NSHOF Präsidenten, Gary Jobson, a noted author, sailor and sports commentator, moderiert die Veranstaltung und stellte Steve Colgate.

Inductees Tell Their Stories

As noted on the Bay Head Yacht Club website, the Class of 2015 has pioneered advances in boat design and construction, introduced the sport to thousands of new sailors, raced on water and ice and earned a total of 12 Olympic medals.Steve-mit-Medaille-Scroll-700x465

In accepting his medal, Colgate spoke of the skepticism his family displayed when he told them he was going to start a sailing school. “It took a while, but they finally realized teaching sailing was a “real job’!” he explained.

Colgate competed in the 1968 Olympics in the 5.5 Metre class, has sailed in many TransAtlantic, Fastnet, Sydney-Hobart and other long distance races and one-design class championships as tactician and helmsman; and has a long roster of other sailing achievements. Most impressive are the 51 years he has owned and run Offshore Sailing School with his wife, Doris, introducing more than a 130,000 graduates to the sport and lifestyle of sailing.

Read more about the Ceremonies and Inductees here.

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