The National Sailing Hall of Fame has two champions from Newport Beach being inducted as two legends of this sport. These two names are Dave Ullman, who is 70 years of age and Bill Ficker of 88 years of age. Both these veterans of this profession would be honored along with other inductees of this year in a ceremony that would be held in October at the St Francis Yacht Club in the city of San Francisco.
Ficker is known to be a city planning commissioner in a prior stage as well as an architect of the Newport Beach. He sailed the Intrepid and won the America’s Cup in Newport back in 1970. He was then one of the firsts from the West Coast who won this legendary race. (more…)