Awarded to Frank W. Bohlen of the Essex Station for bringing distinction to the Club. A member since 1986, he is a veteran of 18 Newport Bermuda races, and 5 transatlantic crossings, and numerous other offshore races. He has served the Club as National Membership Chairman, Rear Commodore of the Essex Station, and as Liaison between Mystic Seaport and the CCA. For 25 years he has served on the Newport Bermuda Race Committee and as an oceanographer served as a weather analysis and Gulf Stream expert. He is a regular lecturer at Safety at Sea Seminars.