Blue Water Medal
The Cruising Club of America (CCA) has selected David S. Cowper (Newcastle, England) to receive its Blue Water Medal for his completion of six solo circumnavigations of the World and five solo transits of the Northwest Passage. The Blue Water Medal was first awarded in 1923 and is given “for a most meritorious example if seamanship, the recipient to be selected from among the amateurs of all nations.” The award will be presented by Commodore Daniel P. Dyer, III at the annual Awards Dinner on March 1, 2013 at New York Yacht Club in Manhattan. read more
The Blue Water Medal
The prestigious Blue Water Medal was inaugurated
by the Cruising Club of America in 1923 to:
reward meritorious seamanship and adventure upon the
sea displayed by amateur sailors of all nationalities, that might
otherwise go unrecognized.
Blue Water Medallists have included such luminaries of the
sailing world as Rod Stephens, Eric and Susan Hiscock, Sir Francis
Chichester, Eric Tabarly, Pete Goss and Bernard Moitessier.
The Medal itself was designed by Arthur Sturgis Hildebrand,
a member of the Cruising Club of America, who was one of the
crew of the yacht Leiv Eiriksson, lost in the Arctic with all
hands in September of 1924.
For information on previous Blue Water Medal Winners, see the links at left.