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Wellman, Samuel

Samuel Wellman

Induction Year : 1980

Sport: Sailing

In 1966 he capped a great racing career by winning the Transatlantic race to Travemunde, Germany, sailing his 47-foot, custom built yawl, Indigo IV. He celebrated his 77th birthday in mid-ocean in that race. The owner of a series of fine cruising sail yachts, all named Indigo, he was a perennial winner in area races, sailing from the Mentor Harbor Yachting Club.