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National Sailing Hall of Fame in Annapolis to induct nine
The Annapolis-based National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame will induct the following nine people Oct. 14 in an invitiation-only event at the Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans: navigator Stan Honey (Palo Alto, Calif.), winner of the 2006 Volvo Ocean Race as well as the 2010 Trophée Jules Verne for fastest nonstop circumnavigation of the globe; yacht designer Bruce Kirby (Rowayton, Conn.); 1988 Soling Olympic silver medalist, winning Volvo Ocean Race skipper and America's Cup tactician John Kostecki (Reno, Nev.); three-time Olympic medalist and two-time Star world champion Mark Reynolds (San Diego); Olympic gold and silver medalist Peter Barrett (Madison, Wis.); America's Cup competitor and journalist Bob Bavier (New Rochelle, N.Y.); rules expert Gregg Bemis (Boston); yacht designer and Medal of Freedom winner Rod Stephens (New York); and founder and first commodore of the New York Yacht Club John Cox Stevens (New York). Barrett, Bavier, Bemis, Stephens and Stevens will be inducted posthumously. For information, go to nshof.org.
August 16, 2012