Charles H. Townsend

In 2016, Charles H. Townsend was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award. We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Charles H. Townsend is chairman of Conde Nast, a position he has held since January 2016, after serving as the company’s CEO for eleven years. He joined the company as publisher…

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Olin Stephens

Olin James Stephens II (1908–2008) was an American yacht designer of the 20th century who lived during one of the most exciting eras in the sport of sailing. His signature has been stamped on the drawings of more than 2,000 boats—including eight America’s Cup winners—in a career that spanned more than 50 years. Stephens was…

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Ding Schoonmaker

In 2019, Ding Schoonmaker was awarded the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Ding Schoonmaker will receive the 2019 NMHS Distinguished Service Award for his contribution in introducing youth and individuals from emerging countries to sailing and sail racing. A champion sailor himself—having won gold medals…

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Pam Rorke Levy & Matt Brooks

In 2019, Pam Rorke Levy and Matt Brooks were awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized their many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Husband-and-wife team Matt Brooks and Pam Rorke Levy will receive the 2019 NMHS Distinguished Service Award for their restoration of the historic yacht Dorade, the famous ocean-racing sailboat…

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Sir Robin Knox Johnston CBE

In 2008, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, CBE was awarded the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: On 22 April 1969, aboard his 32-foot home-built wooden boat Suhaili, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, after 312 days at sea, became the first man ever to circumnavigate the globe non-stop and single-handed.…

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In 2006, Gary Jobson was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Gary Jobson is a world-class sailor, television commentator and author based in Annapolis, Maryland., who is dedicated to promoting sailing. He has won many championships in one design classes, the America’s Cup…

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Stan Honey

In 2013, Stan Honey was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Football fans will know Stan Honey for his invention of the technology that superimposes a yellow first-down line on the field seen via football game telecasts, giving viewers an instant grasp of…

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Award Recipients

In 2012, Richard du Moulin was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Richard du Moulin, award-winning yachtsman and NMHS Overseer, has participated in several America’s Cup campaigns, six Transatlantic Races, and 25 Newport-Bermuda Races. He is a four-time winner of the double-handed class…

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George Carmany

In 2014, George W. Carmany III, who serves as this year’s Honorary Dinner Chairman, was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Carmany’s enthusiasm for competitive sailing led him to become deeply involved with the New York Yacht Club; he served five terms as…

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In 2010, David Rockefeller Jr. & Sailors for the Sea were awarded with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Maritime Education at the Annual Awards Dinner. We recognized their many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: David Rockefeller, Jr. and Sailors for the Sea will be recognized for their work in educating and…

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Ted Turner

In 2009, Ted Turner was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award at the Annual Awards Dinner. We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: In presenting the NMHS Distinguished Service Award to Mr. Turner, the Society honors Turner’s dedication, vision, and influence as a proponent of America’s maritime heritage, and his…

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Richard du Moulin, award-winning yachtsman and NMHS Overseer, has participated in several America’s Cup campaigns, six Transatlantic Races, and 25 Newport-Bermuda Races. He is a four-time winner of the double-handed class in the Newport-Bermuda Race aboard his 37-foot racing yacht, Lora Ann; Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, presented his trophy in the 2006 competition. In…

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