Doris Colgate, President and Chief Executive Officer of Offshore Sailing School, is one of 13 people inducted into the Class of 2022 of the National Sailing Hall of Fame for her influence in the sailing industry.
You will join 101 current Hall of Famers, all featured in the Legends of Sailing exhibit at the Sailing Museum, which recently opened in Newport, Rhode Island. This year marks the 12th year of annual induction into the National Sailing Hall of Fame.
“This year’s nominees exemplify innovation, virtuous competition and are exceptional sources of inspiration for both young and old in the sport of sailing.” said President Gus Carlson. “We are proud to recognize their achievements and welcome them to the Hall of Fame.”
Colgate’s interest in sailing began in the advertising department of Yachting Magazine in New York City. She later founded the National Women’s Sailing Association and the Women’s Sailing Foundation. Colgate authored “SAILING: A Guide for Women” in 1999. “OFFSHORE High” The biography about the Colgates and the Offshore Sailing School, which has a Captiva office, was published in October 2021.
Colgate has received numerous sailing industry, business and tourism awards and has served on the board of nearly every sailing industry organization.
Inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame are nominated by sailors from around the United States. Nominees must have had a lasting and significant impact on the growth and development of the sport in the United States, nationally or internationally.