Awards Night Gala: The Sailor Scene Part Three

Our final awards for the night were a celebration of bravery, commitment and dedication to sail training.

The first award, Special Recognition, was given to Michael Rauworth “to commemorate the tenth anniversary of his sevice as chairman and president of Tall Ships America and in gratitude in his unwavering dedication and support for education under sail.” As befitting the Chairman of the Board, he was presented with a belaying pin gavel.

Special Recognition awardee Mike Rauworth
Special Recognition awardee Mike Rauworth

Next, Captain Jan Miles of Pride of Baltimore II received the Lifetime Achievement award for his 35 years as a traditional sailor and as serving as a mentor to countless members of the maritime community.

Lifetime Achievement award winner Capt. Jan Miles (center) with M. Rauworth and Dave Wood
Lifetime Achievement award winner Capt. Jan Miles (center) with M. Rauworth and Dave Wood

And, finally, in what was arguably the most poignant moment of the night, Mike Rauworth presented the Allen Agency Special Award for Safety at Sea  to AMT3 Michael Lufkin, OS1 Corley Myres and LCDR Peyton Russell from USCG Sector North Carolina and Air Station Elizabeth City, respectively. After an extended standing ovation, the Coast Guardsmen went back to the table they shared with Bounty crew. Handshakes and hugs were exchanged while we all tried to recover from a suprisingly emotional awards ceremony. Good thing we were able to let loose on the dance floor.  

Allen Agency Special Award for Safety at Sea Presented to: Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center – “In appreciation, gratitude and respect for your consummate professional skill and exceptional bravery in the search and rescue of the HMS Bounty crew.”

Safety award recipients AMT3 Lufkin, OS1 Myres and LCDR Russel, respectively
Safety award recipients AMT3 Lufkin, OS1 Myres and LCDR Russel, respectively

 More photos from the night can be viewed on our Flickr photostream. Read Part One and Part Two of our awards gala.

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