2000 Rod Stephens Trophy to Thomas Adams

Awarded to Thomas Adams, watch captain on sloop Kirawan in the 2000 Bermuda Race. Kirawan, built in 1936 of wood, recently restored, took on water through an opened seam after a pounding in the Gulf Stream. Adams went over the windward side in a harness with fore and aft steadying lines to caulk the open seam. His hour spent, under trying conditions, saved Kirawan from foundering.

Year Awarded

2000