Daniel Smith, Clipper 2015-16 race skipper, is a proud man as he has been shortlisted for the Performance of the Year Award for the outstanding results put in by the Derry Londonderry Doire team.
The entire crew of City Girl will be given the Arthur B. Hanson rescue medal.
The medal is given to those sailors who play an extraordinary role in rescuing other sailors. During the Chicago Yacht Club Race of 2016, City Girl crew saved Who Do crew members while they met with an accident. They saved all 11 sailors present on the yacht and showed their bravery. The team will be honored during the Mac Awards Ceremony hosted by Chicago Yacht Club. The award ceremony will take place on 5 November on Saturday.
Detail of incident
WhoDo and City Girl was competing in race of Chicago Yacht race. The race was up to Mackinac, the yacht of WhoDo was sailing fine and then suddenly because of change wind condition, some wrong happened and WhoDo lost their control on a yacht. Announcements were made for accident and team of City Girl heard that. They came forward helped WhoDo team who were about to sink. They bravely rescued all 11 sailors present on the yacht. At the time five other yacht too left the race and came forward to help teams of WhoDo. (more…)