This column doesn’t have the space to include all of Anderson’s accomplishments or services, but a brief summary of his career is in order. Born in 1922, Anderson attended Yale University and Columbia Law School. He sailed with and against many of the greats of the past, including Harold Vanderbilt, Bus Mosbacher, George Nichols, and Glen Foster, competing in Finns to ocean racers. He was Executive Director of the North American Yacht Racing Union (now US SAILING), Commodore of the New York YC and the Seawanhaka Corinthian YC, President of the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound, Chairman of the 12-Metre Class, an ISAF Vice President, and a Race Committee Chairman for the America’s Cup. He served on the NYYC America’s Cup Selection Committee, was Chairman of the American Sail Training Association, an International Judge, and a longtime member of the Appeals Committee. He’s been honored at every level of the sport, and is even a noted vexsillologist (an expert in flags). The list continues, but you get the point—Anderson’s commitment has bettered the sport.