US Sailing Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal awarded to Andre Patin
8/28/2023 5:49 pm
BRISTOL, RI (August 23, 2023) – The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee will award the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to Andre Patin for saving the life of a fellow competitor during the 2023 Sunfish North American Championship at Island Bay Yacht Club in Springfield, Illinois.
Mr. Patin will be honored with the Hanson Rescue Medal at 6:30 pm, Monday, December 4, 2023 during the Opening Ceremonies of the 52nd International Sunfish Class Association World Championship at Coconut Grove Sailing Club, located at 2990 S Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133. Guillermo Cappelleti, President of the International Sunfish Class Association, and Mr. John Schoendorf, member of US Sailing’s Board of Directors, will make the award. Full article published by US Sailing: Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal Awarded to Andre Patin - US Sailing
EIGHT BELLS … Don Bergman (1/25/31-8/12/23)
8/16/2023 12:46 pm
Don and Jean Bergman 2020 Lake Michigan Hall of Fame
It’s difficult to say good-bye to a legend who has touched all our hearts in some way. But it’s easy to celebrate the wonderful memories that Don left us with. As a mentor, teacher and friend, Don was a special gentleman we loved sharing time with at events. His laughter signaled a special sound that drew groups to him to hear his stories. But he was equally spell-bound by stories we shared with him. He always made us feel important enough to be listened to and gave us encouragement just when we needed it.
There wasn’t much Don couldn’t or wouldn’t do involving Sunfish Class events and Class business. He was that special kind of member who was happy to help in any way that was needed.
Our hearts go out to Jean and everyone in Don and Jean’s families who joined in song at Don’s bedside during his last moments.
From afar, all of us in the Sunfish Class join in shared memories to honor Don who will sail with us forever in our hearts. CLICK LINK TO STORY BELOW FOR MORE...
World Sailing Plaques - Breaking News May 12, 2023 (revised May 16, 2023)
5/12/2023 4:13 pm
IMPORTANT NEWS TO ISCA MEMBERS
WORLD SAILING PLAQUES ON SUNFISH HULLS
ISCA is issuing alert for Sunfish hulls with World Sailing plaques 103679 and higher or no World Sailing plaques. Revised to cover older boats.
Issue May 12, 2023 (revised May 16, 2023)