Stovy Brown Receives College Sailing Lifetime Achievement Award

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The College Sailing Hall of Fame has inducted George Stewart “Stovy” Brown of Leonardtown, Md., in recognition of his career of extraordinary service to college sailing.

St. Mary’s College sailing coach and Hall of Fame committee member Adam Werblow said, “Stovy is a lifetime sailor committed to sharing and improving the game of college sailing and the sport as a whole.”

Perhaps his most notable contribution came with his tireless work in sorting out systems and protocols for handling the growing issue of protests in collegiate team racing. As this challenging format developed, Brown forged solutions to make the competition equitable and efficient by developing the on-the-water umpire system to avoid the troublesome business of litigating infractions and fouls in the protest room.

On receipt of this honor Brown said, “My most vivid memories are working with the great coaches and officers of college sailing to improve the sport. It has been a pleasure to serve and give back to the sport.” 

The College Sailing Hall of Fame is on permanent display in the Robert Crown Center at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.

Mike Ogar