America's Cup Hall of Fame

2023 Induction Ceremony

October 17th, 2023 at 1800 EDT (2200 Zulu)

New York Yacht Club, New York City, NY

The Herreshoff Marine Museum / America’s Cup Hall of Fame welcomes John “JB” Barnitt, Iain Murray, and Hope Goddard Iselin as Class of 2023 inductees of the America’s Cup Hall of Fame. They will be honored on October 17th, 2023 at the America’s Cup Hall of Fame Induction gala at the New York Yacht Club in New York City.

“The members of this year’s class hail from very different backgrounds but they all raced in the America’s Cup and contributed to the Cup via another discipline, including photography, boat-building, and regatta management” said America’s Cup Hall of Fame Selection Committee Chair Steve Tsuchiya. “We’re thrilled to welcome this multi-talented group to the Hall of Fame!”

The America’s Cup Hall of Fame has inducted nearly a hundred individuals since its founding in 1992. Candidates eligible for consideration include members of the crew, designers, builders, syndicate leaders, supporters, chroniclers, and other individuals of merit. Each nominee is judged on the basis of outstanding ability, international recognition, character, performance, and contributions to the sport. The members of the Selection Committee are intimate with the history and traditions of America’s Cup and are committed to the integrity of the Hall of Fame.

According to America’s Cup Hall of Fame President & Executive Director Bill Lynn, “The America’s Cup is known for its constant innovation, and this group of inductees is truly emblematic of that dynamic. JB and Iain have played important roles in the evolution of the Cup to multihulls and now foiling monohulls, while Ms. Iselin was a key member of the afterguard on DEFENDER (1895) and COLUMBIA (1899), two of the great 90 footers. I want to thank the Selection Committee for their hard work and for giving us three excellent new members of the Hall of Fame.”

Tickets to the event are $350 and can be purchased below or at or email [email protected] with questions.

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About the Herreshoff Marine Musesum

Now celebrating over 50 years, the Herreshoff Marine Museum, located in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA, is a maritime museum dedicated to the history of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America’s Cup. The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company (1878-1945) was most notable for producing fast sailing yachts, including eight America’s Cup defenders, and steam-powered vessels. The museum, situated near Narragansett Bay on the grounds where the manufacturing company once stood, has a collection of over sixty boats including Nathanael Greene Herreshoff’s CLARA, built in 1887, Harold Vanderbilt’s TRIVIA, and the 1992 ACC yacht, DEFIANT.

Header Image Credit: Hechler Photographers

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