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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.

Recipient Name
Thomas Adams