Steven Conway and the late Roger Stone received awards for their heroism during the capsizing of the Cynthia Woods. Conway received a Certificate of Valor while Stone’s family was given the Gold Lifesaving Award.
For those of you that don’t follow sailing news, the Cynthia Woods is a sail boat operated by the Texas A&M University-Galveston sailing team. In June 2008, the Cynthia Woods lost its keel during the Regata de Amigos (a sailboat race from Galveston, Texas to Vera Cruz, Mexico.) Roger Stone and Steven Conway were the safety officers on-board during the race. When the boat capsized, Rodger Stone gave his life to save two of the students that were below decks at the time of the accident. Steven Conway was able to keep everyone else alive and afloat until the Coast Guard rescued them 26 hours later.