2017-10-19 / Front Page

Famed Sailor for Sailing Hall


(Photo by Meri Keller) (Photo by Meri Keller) The Newport City Council held a public workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 18 in a packed council chambers, to discuss the possibility of bringing the National Sailing Hall of Fame to Newport, from Annapolis, Maryland. Mayor Harry Winthrop said that he and City Manager Joseph Nicholson, earlier this year, had been in discussions with representatives of the Annapolis-based Hall of Fame about the possibility of relocating to the Newport Armory building on Thames Street. Wednesday’s workshop, a question-and-answer session with Gary Jobson, renowned sailor and president of the National Sailing Hall of Fame, was well attended by members of Newport’s sailing community and members of the public. Newport This Week will update readers in upcoming issues as this matter unfolds.

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