From sailworld via Rhode Island Yachting:
US Sailing awarded the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal Saturday, November
5th to Sociable’s skipper, Robert Arzbaecher (Brookfield Wis.), and his
crew at the race’s awards dinner at the Chicago Yacht Club for their
rescue of six sailors from the yacht WingNuts which capsized on Lake
Michigan in the midst of a storm during the Chicago Yacht Club Race to
Sociable skipper Robert Arzbaecher said, "A life jacket, a whistle and a
light. My God, how simple it can be? But that’s what it was," on
receiving the Hanson Rescue Medal this week. During the awards ceremony
Arzbaecher marveled at how effective basic mandatory equipment was,
including the simple Lifesling that many yachts carry hoping they will
never have to use it.
I'll be adding whistles and lights to my PFDs this year.
Let's stay safe out there.
Sitting on the hard, already dreaming of spring.
Canoeing and hiking in Maine with the BSA
10 years ago