John O'Flaherty Nominated for Maritime Heroes Award
John O’Flaherty of Portsmouth, RI has been selected as one of six finalists for the Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award. The award recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions within the sailing community. John was nominated for bringing sport of sailing to children of all socio-economic backgrounds who would otherwise not have an opportunity to experience the sport.
A public vote is being held at www.maritimeheroes.com and is open until December 16, 2012. The winner will be honored at a gala event on January 23rd during US Sailing’s National Symposium in Clearwater, Florida.