The Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame, Sail Canada, and the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston are pleased to announce the twelve 2022 Inductees into the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame. The Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 15th, 2022 at Kingston Yacht Club, from 2pm to 5pm. The cost is $25 per person and includes one-year membership to the Marine Museum. Seating will be limited to 120 people, but the Induction will be live-streamed free of charge. Please use the registration form below.
We are delighted to announce the following Inductees:
Karen Johnson: Winner of the 1985 Women’s 470 World Championships - RCYC, WVYC
Gail Johnson: Winner of the 1985 Women’s 470 World Championships - RCYC
Judy Lugar: Winner of the 1986 Women’s 470 World Championships - RNSYS, SMSC
Morag McLean: Winner of the 1986 Women’s 470 World Championships - RNSYS, BBYC
Frank McLaughlin: 1988 Olympic Bronze Medal winner in the Flying Dutchman - RCYC
John Millen: 1988 Olympic Bronze Medal winner in the Flying Dutchman - RCYC
Perry Connolly: Winner of the 1968 Southern Ocean Racing Conference (SORC) in Red Jacket and 1969 Canada’s Cup in Manitou - RCYC
Gordon Fisher: Winner of the 1968 Southern Ocean Racing Conference (SORC) in Red Jacket and 1969 Canada’s Cup in Manitou - RCYC
George Cassian: The 2nd “C” in C&C Yachts. With George Cuthbertson, designer of Red Jacket - RCYC
Erich Bruckmann: Builder of Red Jacket, founding member of C&C Yachts and Manager of C&C Custom Division
George Hinterhoeller: Designer and builder of the Shark, founding member of C&C Yachts and Hinterhoeller Yachts - NOLSC.
Ian Morch: Established Belleville Marine and was a founding member of C&C Yachts - BQYC
As per the By-Laws, any Canadian sailor who wins an Olympic or Paralympic Medal, or a World Championship in an Olympic or Paralympic class is considered an automatic inductee. Six of our twelve 2022 inductees meet that criterion. The other six inductees are directly associated with the international success of the racing yacht Red Jacket and the founding of C&C Yachts. Red Jacket was donated to the Marine Museum by the late Peter Milligan.
“I am thrilled that Sail Canada, the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston and the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame are once again recognizing a number of Canadians who have contributed greatly to sailing in Canada and internationally. This year's Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame inductees include Women’s 470 World Champions from multiple years (1985, 1986), Olympic bronze medalists in the Flying Dutchman class (1988), yacht designers, builders and sailors who led numerous successful campaigns for C&C Yachts with Red Jacket and Manitou, and established Canada as a major international player in yacht design and construction, and designer and builder for the remarkable and enduring Shark class of keelboats, a founder of C&C Yachts, and builder of innovative sail and powerboats in his own right.”
Hugh McGugan, Chair of the Board of Directors at Sail Canada