The National Sailing Center and Hall of Fame has announced that the first annual Induction of 15 people to the National Sailing Hall of Fame will be dedicated to the Memory of Walter Cronkite, an avid sailor who served as Honorary Chair on the NSHOF Board of Advisors from September 14, 2006 until his passing on July 17, 2009. The induction ceremony will take place on October 23 at the San Diego Yacht Club.
Memory of Walter Cronkite
To celebrate Walter's contributions to American sailing on this occasion, the NSHOF website is now featuring a mobile-compatible, two part series entitled America's Cup: Cronkite Reports - a two part series in which he chronicles, race by race, the 1987 America's Cup campaign, a watershed event in American sailing.
A two minute clip from the TV-show can be seen below. To go directly to the series in the NSHOF Film Library, click here.
National Sailing Centre and Hall of Fame website