Events

2017

  • Fall Meeting, San Francisco October
  • SAS Seminar November

2018

  • Ski Gam '18 February
  • Annual Meeting and Awards March
  • Safety at Sea Seminar March
  • New Zealand Cruise March
  • Newport-Bermuda Race June
  • Fall Meeting October

2019

  • Annual Meeting March
  • Stockholm Archipelago Cruise June
  • Fall Meeting 2019 October

2022

  • 100th Anniversary October

Welcome

We are an international organization of over 1,200 sailors who have voyaged the oceans for adventure and recreation. Our members have broad sailing experience, exemplified by superior seamanship and demonstrated through significant command. Equally important to the mission of the club are the members’ geniality of spirit and willingness to share knowledge and friendship through cruises, social events, publications, and posts on this website.

The CCA and its members contribute to the sport of sailing and history of yachting in many ways. The club makes awards for exceptional passage making, seamanship and literary works. The club organizes and runs the biennial Newport Bermuda Race, and conducts seminars on safety at sea for hundreds of sailors. The Bonnell Cove Foundation makes grants to not-for-profit organizations for projects in safety at sea and environmental protection.

For questions about the Club, please contact the secretary. Please send any comments or suggestions about the site to our webmaster.

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Rod Stephens Trophy to Captain Sean McCarter

Recognizing his exemplary seamanship and leadership in rescuing an overboard crew, the CCA will award the Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship to Captain Sean McCarther. Read the full article for the inspiring details.

Skip Blue Water Medal to Skip Novak

 Skip Novak has been selected by the Cruising Club of America to receive the Club’s Blue Water Medal for 2014 in recognition of his many years of cruising and exploring the Antarctic.  Cruising Club of America’s Commodore, Frederic T. Lhamon, will present the award at the club’s annual awards dinner at the New York Yacht Club in New York on March 6, 2015.  The award was established in 1923 by the Club’s Governing Board to recognize examples of meritorious seamanship and adventure upon the sea by sailors of all nationalities. 

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Safety: Checklist for Returning from a Race

The race (or cruise) is not over till the boat is safely back at her mooring.  It's important, whether bringing her back yourself or turning her over to a delivery crew, that your vessel be outfitted and managed safely for the return trip.  An article posted here will help orient you to the issues, including some that might get overlooked.  Whether you are preparing for Bermuda, Hawaii, or Hobart, it's a good read.

Green Yacht Design Recommendations

The Green Yacht Design Committee has prepared these recommendations...

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Travelling to Canadian Waters
Here is a useful web site from the Canadian government for recreational boaters visiting Canadian waters. Canadian Waters
Digital Selective Calling for Safety and Reliability

DSC RadioDSC Distress Communications Form
The use of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in VHF and SSB radios is relatively new and not widely understood.  This paper will give the reader a broad view of what DSC is and how it applies to recreational boats. Web site links and references are included for more detailed explanations. A simple form to...

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