There have been a number of discussions back and forth on having the National Sailing Hall of Fame in Newport, RI. This letter on Whatsupnewp.com points out the positive side.
Politically, it is always easiest to do nothing, to pass the buck, to kick the can down the road. That is why I would like to compliment the Newport City Council for crafting a solution to bring the Sailing Hall of Fame to Newport by subdividing the Armory Building into condominiums and selling the portion that will work best for the creation of a new museum dedicated to Newport’s most famous past time: Sailing. I have recently read letters in local papers by the operators of booths in the building, who have been renting from the city for many decades at discounted prices, claiming that there aren’t many advocates to bring the Sailing Hall of Fame to Newport. Nothing could be further from the truth. I attended the presentation by Hall of Fame representative Gary Jobson before the City Council and I saw a room filled to capacity with individuals who were strong advocates of adding this new institution to our already strong tourist and sporting portfolio. Read More