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Newport Yachtsman Selected for Hall of Fame

 
Newport Yachtsman Selected for Hall of Fame

NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A long-time Newport resident has been selected for induction into the National Sailing Hall of Fame.

The Annapolis, Maryland-based hall of fame announced this week that Harry Anderson Jr. is among the eight inductees into the class of 2014.

The hall called him yachting's "predominant international statesman for more than 60 years." He began sailing as a child on his family's Herreshoff S-boat and competed for the first time at age 15 in the Newport-Bermuda Race.

He once hosted President Dwight Eisenhower on the America's Cup race course as a representative of the New York Yacht Club. He served as an America's Cup race official for more than 20 years.

An induction ceremony is scheduled for September.

The late Frances Herreshoff of Bristol is being inducted posthumously.

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