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.
United State sailing committee is pleased with the bravery of City Girl and has decided to award them Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal. Five other boats that too came forward to help will be awarded at the event. Crew members of City Girl were William Bremer of Chicago, Ill Zygmund Beatty of Cole Bay, Sint Maarten, Philip Barnard of Kingstown, St. Vincent, Erik Bremer of Austin, Texas, Tac Boston of Sarnia, Ontario, CN and John Leadingham of Concord, N.C.
The objective of Arthur B. The Hanson Rescue Medal is to motivate sailors to rescue team members or competitors in the race and also to do a case study to develop better safety measures for sailors during various championships.