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Several of our members were on hand to witness CCA member Sally Honey's induction to the Sailing Hall of Fame.

From the Hall of Fame post:
"Sally Lindsay Honey has enjoyed a long and productive career as a racing sailor and contributor to sailing.  She was twice named Rolex’s Yachtswoman of the Year in 1973 and 1974. Most recently, she and her husband, Stan Honey, (2012 Hall of Fame Inductee) won the prestigious St. David’s Lighthouse Trophy for winning the 2022 Newport to Bermuda Race on corrected time with their 56-year-old Cal 40, Illusion.  It was an inspiring victory on their renovated classic 40-footer that was at one time co-owned by Bus Mosbacher and Vincent Monte Sano. The key to winning was meticulous preparation, fast sailing, and brilliant navigation.

Sally has extensive offshore racing experience on both coasts and in the Great Lakes with podium finishes at virtually every major event.  One of her groundbreaking achievements was leading an all-women’s crew in the Transpacific Race in 2005. She won the North American Women’s Championship for the Adams Cup three times — in 1972, 1975 and 1979 (as crew).  For two decades she raced Thistles, Fireballs, 470s and Dragons, and campaigned a 505 internationally. Her list of victories in one-design classes would fill a phone book.


Off the water and beyond her important work in Safety at Sea, she has contributed to the sport as a sailmaker and marine canvas designer/maker.  In addition, she created the SailMail Association, a non-profit that provides more than 3,000 yacht owners with an efficient worldwide email system via its network of SSB-Pactor radio stations and several satellite communications systems.  Sally Honey has had a vibrant career on and off the water. Her results speak for themselves, and her diligent work has made the sport safer and by extension, more fun."