To gain a feel for the accomplishments of Hanson honorees, consider the medals that have been awarded since November 2009. Seven lives were saved by typical racing and cruising crews after five accidents that occurred on Long Island Sound, on two of the Great Lakes, on the Pacific Ocean off San Francisco, and off Hawai'i. One sailor, after saving two guys who fell off their boat near the Farallon Islands, chased down the boat and tossed his EPIRB into it so it could be tracked. The skipper of Time Machine, on Lake Huron, saw a glint of light above the water and discovered a capsized dinghy and two exhausted sailors waving a paddle. And then there's the desperate effort by five boats to save a partially disabled sailor who went overboard without a lifejacket in Kaneohe Bay, Hawai'i.