Hanson Rescue Awards

US Sailing’s Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal
Current Medal This award is given to skippers of boats or race support vessels who effect rescues of victims from the water. The award is made for rescues in U.S. waters, or those which occur in races originating or terminating in a U.S. port. The purposes of the award are to recognize the significant accomplishment in seamanship which has saved a life, and to collect further case studies in rescues for analysis for the US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee which will eventually be incorporated into the extensive educational programs of US Sailing.

History of the Arthur B Hanson Medal

Recipients and Stories

Guidelines and to Nominate for the Arthur B. Hanson Medal

 Original Medal