This is a great opportunity to nominate someone you know who has made a real difference in the sailing community. Old Pulteney and US Sailing have teamed up to introduce the Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award, which recognizes not the fastest sailor but the person who has made a noteworthy contribution to the sailing community. Individuals are asked to nominate someone who’s made a difference such as helping train a disabled sailor, introducing sailing to beginners or sailing to raise funds for a charity. Nominations are being accepted now through August 31. The public will then have the opportunity to vote for the finalists until December 14. The winner together with a guest will be flown to an award ceremony during US Sailing’s 2013 National Sailing Programs Symposium in Clearwater Beach, FL. Go to www.maritimeheroes.com for complete rules and entry form and to nominate your maritime hero.