National Sailing Hall of Fame in talks to move to Newport

After a series of talks with the City of Newport, the National Sailing Hall of Fame is poised to move its headquarters from Annapolis, MD to the Armory Building on Lower Thames Street.

The Sailing Hall of Fame is presenting a business plan to the City of Newport imminently and is expected to move here in September 2018.

“Newport is known the world over as the Sailing Capital of the World. We are known for the America’s Cup, the Volvo Ocean Race and dozens of other of world class yachting events and this just further solidifies our position as the center of the yachting universe.” said Mayor Harry Winthrop. “I am looking forward to welcoming the Sailing Hall of Fame to our great city!”

The National Sailing Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving America’s sailing legacy.