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Americas Cup Hall of Fame to induct new slate of nominees

by Dana Paxton on 13 May 2010

The America's Cup Hall of Fame, located in Bristol Rhode Island, is pleased to announce the selection of Simon Daubney, Warwick Fleury, Murray Jones, Dean Phipps, Mike Drummond, and Halsey Herreshoff for induction on September 18, 2010. The 17th Induction Ceremony, presented by Rolex Watch USA and hosted at the New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court in Newport, Rhode Island, will be held in conjunction with the America’s Cup 12 Metre Era Reunion weekend.

Simon Daubney (New Zealand)

Daubney has three decades of racing experience, beginning in dinghies on his home waters of Auckland before moving into the match racing scene. He is an eight-time world champion, has competed in three Olympic Games in the Soling, and has taken part in seven America's Cup campaigns.

Warwick Fleury (New Zealand)

Having participated in eight America’s Cup campaigns, three with Alinghi and five with New Zealand teams, mainsail trimmer Warwick Fleury is also an experienced match racer. He was a three time world champion with Team Magic, a Bermuda Gold Cup winner six times, and has also won world championships in Farr 40s and the Mumm 36.

Murray Jones (New Zealand)

Murray Jones is one of the most respected keelboat sailors in the world. Although well-known for his five America’s Cup campaigns, Jones had a long and illustrious sailing career before his belated move into the America's Cup arena. He represented New Zealand at three world youth sailing Championships in the mid-1970s, before getting into Olympic campaigning in the 1980s.

Dean Phipps (New Zealand)

Beginning with 1983’s Victory ’83 challenge, Phipps has participated in eight Cup campaigns. He is also a storied offshore racer, with two Whitbreads under his belt, four Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races, four Rolex Fastnet Races, and two Newport Bermuda Race campaigns.

Mike Drummond (New Zealand)

Mike Drummond has over 20 years America’s Cup experience as a design engineer, principal designer and navigator. He has been a part of four America’s Cup winning teams and continues to serve as BMW ORACLE Racing’s Design Director following victory with the American team in the 33rd America’s Cup.

Halsey Herreshoff (United States)

Distinguished as the most active America’s Cup sailor during the 12 Metre era, Halsey Herreshoff was a crewman as bowman, crew boss, or navigator in six campaigns and sailed in four America’s Cup matches. A naval architect and marine engineer, Herreshoff has also contributed to the support of technology and management of many campaigns. He is also the founder of the America’s Cup Hall of Fame with the late Edward du Moulin.

About the America's Cup Hall of Fame

The America's Cup Hall of Fame was created to honor the challengers, defenders, and legendary personages of the world's most distinguished sporting competition. The present prototype Hall of Fame is located in an historic building on the grounds of the former Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Rhode Island, where yachts were constructed for eight consecutive America's Cup defenses between 1893 and 1934. The Herreshoff Marine Museum, situated on this historic site, operates the America's Cup Hall of Fame.

Commencing with the first induction ceremony in 1993, over 70 legends of the Cup have been selected for membership in the Hall of Fame. Candidates eligible for consideration include skippers, afterguard, crew, designers, builders, organizers, syndicate leaders, managers, supporters, chroniclers, race managers, and other individuals of merit. Each nominee is judged on the basis of outstanding ability, international recognition, character, performance, and contributions to the America’s Cup. The members of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee bring a wealth of knowledge to the selection process. This illustrious international group is composed of persons intimate with the America's Cup tradition; they are especially committed to the integrity of the Hall of Fame. The America’s Cup Hall of Fame is honored to conduct its yearly induction ceremonies in locations worldwide.

The America's Cup Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving and demonstrating the influence of America's Cup competition, for the purpose of education and the inspiration of excellence in the world of yachting.

For more information, visit www.herreshoff.org

The Herreshoff Marine Museum and America’s Cup Hall of Fame are dedicated to the education and inspiration of the public through presentations of the history and innovative work of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America’s Cup competition.

Hall of Fame Honor Roll of Members:

Charles Francis Adams
James L. Ashbury
Charles Barr
J. Burr Bartram
Robert N. Bavier, Jr.
John Bertrand
John Biddle
Baron Marcel Bich
Sir Peter Blake
Alan Bond
Dick Brown
Edward Burgess
W. Starling Burgess
Malin Burnham
Bradley W. Butterworth OBE
James E. Buttersworth
William F. Carstens
Dennis Conner
Russell Coutts
Briggs S. Cunningham
Laurie Davidson
Edward I. du Moulin
Sir Michael Fay
William P. Ficker
William Fife III
Henry Coleman Haff
Sir James Hardy
Nathanael G. Herreshoff
F.E. “Ted” Hood
Chandler Hovey
Sherman Hoyt
C. Oliver Iselin
George “Fritz” Jewett, Jr.
Gary Jobson
Arthur Knapp Jr.
William I. Koch
Ben Lexcen
Sir Thomas J. Lipton
John Longley, AM
Harry “Buddy” Melges
E.D. Morgan
Henry Sturgis Morgan
Emil “Bus” Mosbacher, Jr.
Frank J. Murdoch
Charles E. Nicholson
Sir Frank Packer
General Charles J. Paine
Alan Payne
Thomas Ratsey
Victor A. Romagna
Morris Rosenfeld
Stanley Rosenfeld
Tom Schnackenberg
George L. Schuyler
Commodore Henry Sears
T.O.M. Sopwith
George Steers
John Cox Stevens
Olin J. Stephens II
Roderick Stephens Jr.
Jack Sutphen
Bruno Troublé
R.E. “Ted” Turner
Stephen A. Van Dyck
Harold S.Vanderbilt
Gertrude Vanderbilt
George L. Watson
Thomas A. Whidden
The Earl of Wilton

Simon Daubney (2010 inductee)
Mike Drummond (2010 inductee)
Warwick Fleury (2010 inductee)
Halsey C. Herreshoff (2010 inductee)
Murray Jones (2010 inductee)
Dean Phipps (2010 inductee)

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