If you have been putting off making your nomination, you only have 4 days - until next Tuesday, May 1st - to visit http://nominate.nshof.org and present your Candidate for the 2012 Class of the National Sailng Hall of Fame.
If you have a favorite sailor, designer or contributor to the sport of sailing, spend some time this weekend to build your case and submit your nomination online. Everything you need to know to submit your nomination online is in this email. Read on...
How Candidates Are Selected
Nominating your Candidate is only the beginning of the process. Two important things to know:
You only need to nominate your Candidate once. Multiple entries won't increase their chances of being selected. However, part of the nomination form includes answering the question Tell us why your Candidate merits election to the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Your answer - along with answers by others - helps the Induction Committee develop a collective sense of what this person means to sailing enthusiasts, and the more answers (plusn, the more detailed those answers), the better a chance that your nominee will be selected.
There are 10-12 members of the Induction Committee who break into working groups to score Candidates in their respective categories, including up to 25 Candidates who were at the top of the selection process from last year, but did not make the final cut. The Candidates with the highest scores from each category will move on to the full Induction Committee, and the process repeats until a final list of Candidates, ranked in priority order, is achieved. Up to 10 people will be inducted in 2012. You can review the 2012 Induction By-laws by clicking here.
Who Can Be Nominated?
Anyone who is a US citizen, alive or dead, can be nominated. They must be at least 45 years old if alive, or if deceased, either they were at least 45 years old when they died, or if younger it has been at least 5 years since they passed away. Categories for nomination include Sailing, Technical and Contributor. Full details of the qualifications and the nomination process are in the 2012 Induction By-laws. Click here to read the 2012 Induction By-laws.
The Process Is Easy
Nominating your Candidate is easy - in fact you can do it all online in a matter of minutes - but it's best to come prepared. Pull together everything you would want the Induction Committee to know about your Candidate before going online to http://nominate.nshof.org. Notable accomplishments, writings, pictures, etc. Most important, write your statement about why you think he or she should be in the Hall of Fame.
Click here to take a look at a sample completed nomination.
The nomination period will end on May 1st, with the inductees for 2012 determined by mid-July.
To nominate your candidate online visit:
NOMINATIONS PERIOD ENDS IN JUST 4 DAYS!
The National Sailing Hall of Fame inducted its Inaugural Class of 15 Hall of Famers last October at the San Diego Yacht Club, including Betsy Alison, Hobie Alter, Charlie Barr, Paul Cayard, Dennis Conner, Nathanael Herreshoff, Ted Hood, Gary Jobson, Buddy Melges, Bus Mosbacher, Lowell North, Joshua Slocum, Olin Stephens, Ted Turner and Harold Vanderbilt. Click here to take a closer look at last year's Inductees to the Hall of Fame.
For 2012, up to ten people will be chosen from online nominations by a selection committee appointed by the NSHOF, comprised of representatives from NSHOF, U.S. Sailing, the sailing media, the sailing industry, community sailing, a maritime museum and NSHOF founding member clubs. The Induction Ceremony will be held on October 14th at the Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans.
“Last year we finally joined with other sports that recognize the accomplishments of our most outstanding participants,” said Dick Franyo, President of the NSHOF Board. “The history engendered in the inductees will now be passed on to future generations."
The undertaking to recognize Americans who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing is central to the mission of the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame which was formed in 2005 and has already completed phase one of its plan to establish a permanent facility on the historic waterfront of Annapolis, Maryland.
Friday, April 27, 2012
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