Scott and Mary Flanders are the recipients of the organization’s 2015 Royal Cruising Club Trophy.
Land-based in Montrose, Colorado, Scott and Mary Flanders detailed their 4,176-nautical mile voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Iceland, via Nova Scotia, Labrador and Greenland, aboard their 46’ trawler, Egret, in the article “Whales & Ice” for the 2016 edition of Voyages. Scott, who was in the wholesale boat parts business and co-owned a small boatbuilding company, and Mary, who was a pediatric physical therapist, have never learned to sail; they have been power boaters since 1985. It is noteworthy that, prior to becoming CCA members, Scott and Mary circumnavigated the globe westabout, via Cape Horn, the South Pacific islands, New Zealand, Southern Australia, the Indian Ocean and the Cape of Good Hope in Egret – it is believed that they are the only ones ever to have done this voyage with a power-driven yacht.
After 14 years chugging here and there while living aboard full-time, the Flanders sold Egret in July of 2015. They are currently “enjoying OPBs… Other People's Boats.”