Nacional de Vela Salón de la Fama induce Steve Colgate

Fundador Marino Escuela de Vela exaltado al Nacional de Vela Salón de la Fama

Octubre 4, 2015 – Bay Head, NJ – Offshore Sailing School founder and chairman, SteveThe Inductees-700x465 Colgate, fue incluido en el Salón Nacional de Vela de la Fama durante una celebración de fin de semana en Bay Head Yacht Club en Bay Head, Nueva Jersey. Sólo seis nuevos reclutas fueron homenajeados este año, bringing the total to 48 of the sport’s most extraordinary sailors.

Panel Discussions Inspire Youth and Adults

El fin de semana comenzó con una mesa redonda para los marineros jóvenes en Toms River Yacht Club el sábado por la mañana, donde los antiguos reclutas Betsy Allison y Peter Harken se unieron 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, Se pidió a los panelistas si iban a ir navegando en “un dia como hoy.” Colgate discutió la necesidad de experimentar el mal tiempo antes de encontrarse con él sin opciones, describing the 1979 Fastnet Race where winds reached over 80 nudos, y 19 lost their lives. “Competir con nuestra 54′ Frers Detective, Siempre me dieron un montón de consejos de la tripulación,” Colgate dijo. “On that race, nadie dijo una palabra, the buck stopped with me. It was a very tough race but, happily, ganamos nuestra clase y nadie resultó herido.”

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. El domingo, los Colgates fueron acompañados por amigos de Nueva York y Nueva Jersey en un brunch pródigo, followed by the induction ceremonies. Presidente NSHOF, Gary Jobson, a noted author, sailor and sports commentator, emceed el evento y presentó 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-con-medalla-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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