Hanson Rescue Award
ARTHUR B. HANSON RESCUE MEDAL
is an award given to skippers of pleasure 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.