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James

Carson

Jim has won 24 Lightning and two Penguin BBYRA Championships, many other Lightning events including five Atlantic Coast Championships, several top ten finishes in the North Americans, three top five finishes in the Worlds and most recently a second in the 2005 International Masters. Jim joined the International Lightning Class in 1949 and, in addition to sailing, served as Chief Measurer in 1960, 1961 and 1970 and President in 1971.
He helped found the present-day Metedeconk River Yacht Club and served as its Commodore 11 times. He has been BBYRA Measurer since 1985, is a US Sailing Senior Race Officer and has served as Principal Race Officer for a number of National and International events. He is a two-time recipient of the O.G. Dale Memorial Trophy and in 2001 was honored with the Rae Theodore LaPier Memorial Trophy.
Accomplishments and Honors
• Has won 24 Lightning BBYRA Championships
• Has won two Penguin BBYRA CHampionships
• 1960-61, 1970 Lightning Class Measurer
• 1971 Lightning Class President
• Metedeconk Commodore 11 times
• BBYRA Measurer since 1985
• Two-time recipient O.G. Dale Memorial Trophy
• 2001 Rae Theodore LaPier Memorial Trophy
• 2005 2nd Lightning International Masters
• Jim Carson Trophy awarded to the winner of the Lightning Class BBYRA Championship

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