The Board of Trustees of the Herreshoff Marine Museum have announced the addition of four members to the Selection Committee for its America's Cup Hall of Fame.
The new members--William COLLIER (GBR), William H. DYER JONES (USA), Peter MONTGOMERY (NZL), and Bruno TROUBLÉ (FRA)--bring impressive credentials to the Selection Committee, which meets annually to choose the new inductees to the America's Cup Hall of Fame.
"Having such knowledgeable international voting representation is significant to the long-term health and viability of the America's Cup Hall of Fame,"
said Dev BARKER, Chairman of the Selection Committee, in acknowledging the committee's new members
(GBR) is a leading yachting historian and has written widely about designers and boatbuilders who have produced boats for the America's Cup. His books include Charles E. Nicholson and His Yachts, The Beken Album, and William Fife, Master of the Classic Yacht. Collier is senior partner in G. L. Watson & Company, the oldest yacht design firm in the world, which designed four challengers for the Cup. He has been instrumental in many significant yacht restoration projects.
William H. DYER JONES
(USA) crewed on a 12 Metre in the 1967 America's Cup defender trials and went on to chair the New York Yacht Club Race Committee for the 1983 match (won by Australia II). Jones later served as Commodore of the New York Yacht Club as well as a member of the America's Cup Arbitration Committee for the 1992 and 1995 Matches. He served as Regatta Director of the Challenger Series for the Louis Vuitton Cup in Auckland, New Zealand, in both 1999-2000 and 2002-2003. He is Regatta Director for the 2007 America's Cup regatta in Valencia, Spain. Jones is co-author of The 12 Metre Class, the definitive history of the yachts that raced for the Cup from 1958 through 1987.
(NZL) is one of the world's best known yachting journalists. For many years Montgomery has provided national and international radio, television, and print coverage of many grand prix sailing events, including the America's Cup.
(FRA) raced aboard the French entries in the 1977, '80 and '83 contender series for the America's Cup. In 1983 he created the Challenger Series for the Louis Vuitton Cup, which he has managed for many years with special attention to the media. Troublé and Louis Vuitton will play a prominent role in the 2007 America's Cup regatta in Valencia. As the skipper of the 1980 challenger France 3, he becomes the third member of the Selection Committee who commanded a boat in Cup competition, joining F. E. (Ted) Hood and Robert W. McCullough.