Nominations Open for 2013 Maritime Heroes Award

Do you know someone who has contributed to the longevity and accessibility of sailing?

Donald Backe

Donald Backe, winner of the 2012 award was chosen for his dedication to bringing the sport of sailing to the disabled through the creation of the Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (C.R.A.B) organization. Sadly, Donald passed away on April 12, 2013.

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky and US Sailing have announced that nominations are now open for the 2013 Maritime Heroes Award. Now in its second year, the 2013 Maritime Heroes Award is seeking out men and women across the United States that have made outstanding contributions to the longevity and accessibility of sailing.

Nominations for the Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award will be accepted from June 3, 2013 to August 31, 2013 at Finalists will be selected by Old Pulteney and US Sailing representatives. A public vote will then be held on the website and the 2013 Maritime Hero will be announced and honored at a ceremony in February 2014 during US Sailing's Sailing Leadership Forum in San Diego, California.