2016 Annual Awards Dinner – New York Yacht Club 26 October
The National Maritime Historical Society invites you to join us in honoring those who have contributed to our maritime heritage.
ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
WEDNESDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2016
NEW YORK YACHT CLUB, NEW YORK CITY
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
CHARLES H. TOWNSEND
DAVID A. O’NEIL SHEET ANCHOR AWARD
CAPTAIN CESARE SORIO
TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF
PETER STANFORD (1927–2016)
New York Yacht Club
37 W 44th Street
New York, New York 10036
Reception at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Black tie optional. Military: Dinner Dress Blue.
This affair is traditionally sold out and seating is limited, so early responses are recommended.
ABOUT OUR HONOREES:
Charles H. Townsend
As chairman of Condé Nast and commodore of the New York Yacht Club, Charles Townsend used his great knowledge and love of sailing, yachting and yacht racing to promote sailing and our maritime heritage. He has used his influence in publishing to promote the maritime field. He has also been a great supporter of the International Yacht Restoration School, which teaches boatbuilding skills to new generations. He acknowledges that his childhood immersed in the rich maritime culture of Maryland’s Eastern Shore shaped his entire life. The National Maritime Historical Society is honored to recognize his support, dedication and leadership with the Distinguished Service Award.
Captain Cesare Sorio
The David A. O’Neil Sheet Anchor Award, given in recognition of extraordinary leadership in building the strength and outreach of the Society, will be presented to Captain Cesare Sorio. During his fifteen years at sea, Captain Sorio served on various types of vessels, including coastal cargo, sailing and motor yachts, ocean trading tankers and worldwide cruising passenger ships. His experience ashore spans ship building, conversion, and repair; vessel acquisition; and marine operations. He is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping’s Council and Classification Committee. Captain Sorio’s knowledge and talent have been invaluable on the NMHS Executive Committee and as chairman of the Program Committee. Thanks to his leadership and outreach, we have a stronger and more influential Society.
Tribute to Peter Stanford (1927-2016)
The Society will offer a tribute to the memory of Peter Stanford, founding president of the South Street Seaport Museum, president emeritus of the National Maritime Historical Society, longtime editor of Sea History magazine, and prolific author. His efforts contributed to the preservation of countless historic vessels and the establishment of such organizations as the American Society of Marine Artists and the Council of American Maritime Museums. We will honor his work and contributions for more than half a century to the field of maritime history.
George W. Carmany III, previous recipient of the NMHS Distinguished Service Award, will serve as the dinner chair, and Richard T. du Moulin, award-winning yachtsman, will be Master of Ceremonies. The US Coast Guard Academy Cadet Chorale, directed by Dr. Robert Newton, will provide the evening’s entertainment.
NATIONAL MARITIME HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER COMMITTEE:
Chairman George W. Carmany III
Charles B. Anderson; Peter A. Aron; Walter R. Brown; RADM Joseph F. Callo, USN (Ret.); James Coleman; Nicholas Colucci; Richard T. du Moulin; Dr. William Dudley; David S. Fowler; Burchenal Green; William J. Green; Karen Helmerson; Capt. Howard R. Hill; Robert James, Gary Jobson; Richard Larrabee; A. L. Chip Loomis; Richardo Lopes; Guy E. C. Maitland; Davis S. Margold, Brian McAllister; CAPT Sally Chin McElwreath, USN (Ret.); Captain James J. McNamara; Michael W. Morrow; Richard O’Leary; Erik K. Olstein; Ronald L. Oswald; Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., USCG (Ret.); Rives Potts; Charles A. Robertson; Dr. Timothy J. Runyan; Richard Scarano; Philip Shapiro; Howard Slotnick; Bradford D. Smith; Gary Van Dis, Roberta Weisbrod; William H. White; Jean Wort
We are honored that renowned marine artist John Stobart has generously donated a spectacular oil painting in memory of his friend and NMHS founder, the late Peter Stanford. This item will be a very exciting highlight to our LIVE auction and even if you are unable to attend, you can still participate in this auction to support the National Maritime Historical Society. We are most grateful for this incredible donation and are excited to offer you an opportunity to own an original John Stobart!
One of the many exciting aspects of the National Maritime Historical Society Annual Awards Dinner in Washington is the live and silent auctions, which give maritime enthusiasts a chance to own and experience unique nautical pieces, artwork, resort vacations, and insider tours, and more. Please support the Society and make it possible for us to continue our work honoring those most esteemed contributors to our maritime legacy.
LOOK at our fantastic LIVE AND SILENT auction items including the John Stobart painting and other artwork, resort vacations, jewelry, boating and yacht tours, maritime books, and much, much more ….