Congratulations TryBooking.com - AMSA National Search and Rescue Award.
Grant Dunoon and his crew from TryBooking.com - Ross Fisher, Peter Fecht and Kim Walker were last night awarded an Australian Martime Safety Authority National Search and Rescue Award for their bravery in rescuing the crew from Inception in the 2012 Port Fairy Race. The AMSA SAR Awards recognise Extraorinary Australians for the contributions to search and rescue.
In describing their efforts, their nomination read, “The outstanding seamanship displayed in bringing the yacht alongside the survivors in 6m to 10m seas, and with selfless acts of strength and bravery, they successfully managed to recover the survivors from the water at great personal risk”.
In presenting the award, Victorian Emergency Services Commissioner Michael Hallowes praised the men for their selfless actions in rescuing fellow sailors. “These men epitomise the great Australian sense of mateship, coming to the aid of others in the time of dire need. The consummate seamanship displayed not only in finding these men, but recovering them to a place of safety in treacherous conditions demonstrates the greatest care and concern for others.”
This lastest award is in addition to the following accolades the TryBooking.com crew have received for their outstanding seamanship, bravery and self-sacrifice they displayed in the rescuing the crew from Incpetion:
- Ocean Racing Club of Victoria Commodore's Award at ORCV 2012 Presentation Night on 3 October, 2012.
- Royal Brighton Yacht Club Commodore's Award at RBYC 2012 Presentation Night on 18 July 2012.
- Yachting Victoria President's Award at YV 2012 Awards Night on 22 June, 2012