Coutts to Headline Presenters at the 12th Annual Induction Ceremony

Russell Coutts, Malin Burnham and Gary Jobson will be on hand as presenters when the Herreshoff Marine Museum honors its Class of 2004 at the Rolex America’s Cup Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on 10 June 2004.

Coutts, a three-time America’s Cup winner, 1996 Hall of Fame inductee and two-time ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year, will lend his personal insight to the induction of Brad Butterworth into the Hall of Fame.

Presenting Thomas A. Whidden will be Malin Burnham, Halsey Herreshoff and Gary Jobson, all known for their America’s Cup accomplishments.

Burnham was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002 for his nearly three decades of enthusiastic hands-on involvement in America’s Cup competition that includes his term as skipper and helmsman of Enterprise in 1977, and his service as general chairman for the 1992 America’s Cup regatta in San Diego.

Gary Jobson, is a champion sailor, commentator, author, coach and two-time winner of the America’s Cup who will prepare video compilations on each inductee for a special presentation at the ceremony.

Halsey Herreshoff, president of the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America’s Cup Hall of Fame, was a crew member with three winning America’s Cup entries: Columbia, in 1958; Courageous in 1974; and Freedom in 1980. As a direct descendant of Captain Nat Herreshoff, he leads the Herreshoff Marine Museum in its mission of promoting an appreciation of the unique Herreshoff accomplishments in yacht design and construction.

Leading America’s Cup historian and author John Rousmaniere will present Henry C. Haff, who is being honored posthumously. William Fife III, will also be inducted posthumously, presented by Peter Harrison, the British entrepreneur who founded the GBR Challenge for the America’s Cup.