The National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame (NSHOF) selected ten people for its 2013 class of inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame and one of the inductees is Catalina Yachts founder Frank Butler.
CCYC recognized this special honor to Frank by hosting a brunch for him at Middleton Tavern in downtown Annapolis. Following the Brunch, everyone went to the induction ceremony at the Annapolis City Dock.
Crews on hand at the Brunch were:
Thanks and a tip o' the hat to photog Charlene for the pictures.
Commodore Diane welcomes everyone
Sue recaps some stories about Frank
Bev presents T-shirts to Frank
Commodore Diane presents Frank with a letter of appreciation
Sharon Day (Catalina COO) and Frank hold a prize drawing - a week at their condo in Puerto Vallarta
And the winners are Mike and Marie Yates!
Waiting for the induction ceremony to start
All the Inductees:
Front row (L-R): Stu Walker, Steve Taylor, grandson accepting for W. Starling Burgess, Runnie Colie, Jr. (seated), Timmy Larr, Richard Rosenfeld, grandson accepting for Morris Rosenfeld
Middle row: Julia Clough, granddaughter accepting for John Gale Alden, Frank Butler
Back row: Brooke Blackaller Prairie, daughter accepting for Tom Blackaller, Dave Curtis, Lisa Blackaller Williams, daughter accepting for Tom Blackaller, Bill Buchan