Les Crane Rod Stephens Award

Awarded to P. Leslie Crane for the seamanlike rescue of his crew from his rapidly sinking Farr 55 Monterey during the 2017 Antigua to Bermuda Race. Les had prepared the boat well, and as the water rose rapidly, he calmly organized the crew to deal with seacocks, pumps, radio, flares, EPIRB and liferaft.   After getting all crew safely into the raft, they were picked up by a nearby competitor in the race. It is worth noting that it was their flares, and not the radio, that got the attention of the other boat.

Boat Name: 

Monterey

Recipient

Year Awarded

2017