Sail Newport Program Director Kim Hapgood receives the US Sailing Timothea Larr Trophy

Sail Newport announced today that its Program Director, Kim Hapgood, has been presented with the US Sailing Timothea Larr Trophy for her many decades of work with the national governing body for the sport of sailing.

Sail Newport shared the following about Hapgood in a press release;

Kim Hapgood has made many contributions to US Sailing’s educational programs during her decades of involvement with the organization. A member of the National Education and Faculty Committee, she has worked tirelessly to bring the small boat program into the 21st century while also serving as a master small boat instructor. She has certified hundreds of instructors and instructor trainers and has presented a multitude of topics at the National Sailing Programs Symposium, sharing her extensive experience as a program director and instructor trainer.

In 2018, she was awarded Boater of the Year by the Rhode Island Marine Trade Association and Windscreen magazine noted that she has been “is part of the team that made Sail Newport one of the premier public sailing centers in the world.

At Sail Newport, she trains and manages a team of instructors, develops course curriculum, and was instrumental in creating a groundbreaking experiential educational program where all Newport Public School fourth graders will learn to sail. . She has also been a member of the Narragansett Bay Yachting Association’s Junior Sailing Committee for decades, ensuring instructors in the bay are certified and spends her time planning training and regatta schedules for youngsters.

While in college, she sailed for the Brandeis Sailing Team and coached sailing while studying for a master’s degree at Columbia University.