The Cruising Club of America Annual Awards
See links at left for recent Cruising Club of America Award Winners, past award winners, and for details about each award.
2012 Blue Water Medal to David S. Cowper
2012 Rod Stephens Trophy to Captain Thomas B. Crawford
2012 Far Horizons Award to Stephen & Karyn James
2012 Richard S. Nye Trophy to Brin R. Ford
The Cruising Club of America Annual Awards - Background
Soon after the founding of the Cruising Club of America,
on the advice of Charter Member Henry Wise Wood in his 1923
Report on the Committee on Plan and Scope, the Club decided
that it would be fitting to record and reward examples of meritorious
seamanship and adventure upon the sea, displayed by amateur
sailors of all nationalities, that might otherwise go unrecognized.
This recommendation triggered the founding of the CCA's prestigious
Blue Water Medal.
In the years since, the Cruising Club of America has created
a variety of awards for members and non-members alike. These
awards recognize and celebrate seamanship, adventure, service,
accomplishments, performance and statesmanship.
The breadth and depth of experience, accomplishment, and
contribution to sailing and seamanship represented by the lengthy
list of award recipients is exceptional. The Cruising Club
of America is proud of the personal and collective record of
achievement these awards describe.
Awards are presented each year at the Club's Annual Dinner
in New York.