In a first-ever virtual Annual meeting, nearly 500 members cast all-but-unanimous votes in favor of the nominated slates of officers, directors, and nominating committee. In addition, all proposed bylaw amendments passed without debate.
NEW YORK (Feb. 9, 2021)—An extraordinary group of sailors have been named winners of the Cruising Club of America most prestigious annual awards: Christian Charalambous, of Australia, receives the Rod Stephens Seamanship Trophy; Calypso Romero and Adrien Koller, of Ushuaia, Argentina, the Young Voyager Award; and Stephen Brown, of Carleon, South Wales, the Far Horizons Award.
With the pandemic lockdowns, many members of the Cruising Club of America were frustrated by the cancellation of their sailing plans. A group cruise organized by the CCA and the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club had been planned for this Spring, but has now been postponed to 2022.
GryphonSolo2 had her mast removed and came out of the water in early October at Maine Yacht Center in Portland. She had her keel and rudders removed, was rolled into the paint shop and then blocked about 4 feet off the ground. The plan was to have the non-skid deck paint re-done and to sand and repaint the bottom. However, as the boat is coming up on 10 years old and has been around the world once, we did a complete inspection, sounding, and survey of the hull and deck. Read more
Beginning in 2013, Cruising Club of America member Peter Becker started Young America as a platform and a pathway for sailors to learn to go to sea and become well-rounded sailors—learning to become what Becker calls “salty.”
Like most of his fellow Cruising Club of America members, Joe Harris is never happier than when he has his next offshore passage in sight. In this article, Joe fills us in on his latest offshore-sailing scheme, a doublehanded race around the world for 40-footers. Read more