Veteran Antiguan Sailor Awarded MBE

29th December, 2019 – Antiguan Karl James has made the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List and has been awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to sailing and national development.

The MBE is one of five classes of appointment to the Order of The British Empire.

Karl James is a sailor, sailing instructor and olympian with close to three decades of experience and serves as manager of dinghy sailing and youth training at Antigua Yacht Club.

He played a major role in Antigua and Barbuda hosting the Optimist World Championship this year.

Commonwealth recipients of such medals are given the opportunity to receive them at Buckingham Palace or in their home states.

The English Harbour resident also made the list of the Governor General’s personal honours in 2019, accepting the Governor General’s Faithful and Meritorious Service Cross, for meritorious performance in yachting and sailing.

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