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Mug Shot Member Jeanne Socrates Circumnavigation

Perhaps you were raised never to mention a lady's age. Our Jeanne Socrates revels in it. She has embarked, on October 3, to become the oldest female SOLO circumnavigator, and the first woman to solo circumnavigate from North America.  Leaving from Vancouver, B.C., this member of our San Francisco Station is now about 400 miles off Bahia San Ramon, Baja California. This is a restart of her earlier effort, which was derailed by a few mishaps including a boatyard tumble (her, not the boat) requiring a delay past a safe weather window for Cape Horn.

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Sanctioned Safety at Sea Seminars

Whether you're planning an offshore race or just looking to build or refresh your sailing skills, our US Sailing Sanctioned Safety at Sea Seminars can be an important step. These courses include an online orientation and a full day of hands on and seminar presentations. Climb into a life raft, fire flares, throw lines, and more. Now offered several times per year. These satisfy US Sailing and World Sailing requirements and satisfy offshore race requirements.  For a further description and course list, see this link.

New Member Haley Lhamon on the Race to Alaska

Considered by some to be a sort of whacky exercise, this "almost no rules" race to Alaska (no engine power allowed) represents an interesting challengel  Haley Lhamon and her "all girl" team rose to the challenge.  Read about it here.

Schneiders Recognized for Safety at Sea Courses

Cruising couple Garry and Leslie Schneider have for several years been administering CCA's Safety at Sea seminars. Offered to Newport Bermuda racers and the general sailing public, the classes have benefitted many racers in meeting their race requirements and executing safer passages.  This evening (June 14), Garry and Leslie were honored prior to the start of the Newport Bermuda race by CCA Commodore Brad WIllauer for their work.

Garry and Leslie are handing the responsibility for these courses over to Mark Lenci, and they expect to put their teachings into practice as they...

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Spring Gam Posted

Arriving soon in your mailbox, but CCA members mey read online on the device of their choice.  Just open from the Gam page: https://cruisingclub.org/gam

New Members Elected

Congratulations to all our new members elected on March 19th. Click on a name for more information:
 

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New Zealand Cruise Photos

Oh they are having a good time.  See the posted pictures on our photo gallery

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New Officers Elected for 2018

At the general membership meeting, the following were elected

OFFICERS

  • Commodore:   W. Bradford Willauer
  • Vice Commodore:  J.W. Robert Medland
  • Secretary:   Christopher L. Otorowski
  • Treasurer:   Peter L. Chandler
  • Historian:   John F. Towle

 

GOVERNORS

Terms expiring 2021:'

  • Wilson Fitt (BDO)
  • Peter A. Darbee (SAF)
  • Charles S. Willauer (BOS)

 

Terms expiring 2019:

  • James M. Morgan (SOC)
  • G. Waddy...
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The Finisterre Trophy Newport Bermuda Race Preview

Read all about the next edition of this classic race. And the races within the race.

At Am Cup Member Stan Honey honored by National Inventors Hall of Fame

How many of us have had our sports viewing by that line superimposed on the screen? Well, thank Stan.  He's being honored for that development by the Hall of Fame: 

Stan Honey: Sports Broadcast Graphic Enhancements
A pioneer in the field of sports television graphics, Stan Honey has transformed the viewing experience of millions of sports fans. Honey and his team created the Virtual Yellow 1st & Ten® line— which has been hailed as one of the most important developments in the history of sports broadcast technology. Work conducted by Honey and his team led...

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2017 Award Recipients

Webb Chiles (Hilton Head, S.C./Evanston, Ill), Rich Wilson (Boston, Mass.)  and Jessica Watson (Buderim, Queensland, Australia) are among our 2017 award recipients selected for outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing and the history of yachting. The awards will be presented at our annual Awards Dinner in New York on March 2, 2018. 

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Happy Gammers Ski Gam Pix Posted

Another great CCA event is in the books and on the web.  Sometimes the water over which we glide so gracefully is frozen!

https://pix.cruisingclub.org/18gam

Latest GAM posted

Read all about it. Azores Cruise, Fall Meeting, the great Tie debate, and more.

RESOLVING TO MAKE 2018 SAFER

Teamwork and Preparedness Emphasized in 

Cruising Club of America’s Safety for Cruising Couples Seminars

NEWPORT, R.I. (January 4, 2018) – With the season for making resolutions in full force, we know it would be hard to find a sailor who hasn’t included “spend more time on the water” on their 2018 to-do list. Among the 1300-strong membership of the all-volunteer Cruising Club of America (CCA), the number one resolution is to help those like-minded boaters make 2018 their safest year on the water. As an...

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MudRatz Set Sights on Blue Water Sailing, Joining in our NBR Race

Youth sailors will experience offshore racing thanks to surprise donation of proven 48-foot sloop.

Life changing moments can happen so fast that we often call them “sparks.” In the span of just four years, the MudRatz have been formed around such moments, but it can be hard to...

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Weather Seminar at MITAGS (Maryland)

February 10 will see an all-day weather seminar for distance sailors. Member Frank Bohlen has organized a top-rate seminar to serve the needs of our sailing public. Click for more information.

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