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  • Finishing Race

    Cruising Club of America Names Jean-Luc Van Den Heede as Winner of 2019 Blue Water Medal

    Six-time solo circumnavigator to receive the club’s most prestigious medal. Jean-Luc Van Den Heede is the recipient of the Cruising Club of America's 2019 Blue Water Medal, awarded for his achievements in single-handed sailing. Most notable among his accomplishments are six solo circumnavigations, including victory in the 2018 Golden Globe Race and setting the world record for fastest west-about circumnavigation Read more
  • Handbook Cover

    CCA publishes revised “Safety for Cruising Couples” workbook

    Book promotes partnership between skipper and less-experienced crew to increase safety and fun for coastal cruisers.

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  • Crossed Burgees

    CCA teams with NYYC on Safety at Sea

    International Offshore Safety at Sea Seminar


    The New York YC and the CCA have joined forces to co-sponsor an International Offshore Safety at Sea seminar sanctioned by US Sailing. The seminar will offer hands-on training for full certification in offshore ocean races, but is equally valuable for cruising and deliveries, power or sail.
     

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  • Cleaning Up the Sea

    San Francisco member Mary Crowley has dedicated herself to the health of our oceans. Marin Magazine offers a quick interview of her about her Ocean Voyages Institute, a public charity aimed at preserving the maritime environment and maritime arts and sciences.

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  • A flare for safety

    Safety at Sea Seminars offer Hands-On skills

    A recent article in Cruising World by TIm Murphy offers some insight into the increasingly popular Safety at Sea seminars.  The "International Hands-On" flavor is now required by most major ocean race organizers.  CCA offers these classes year round.  Find the signups at https://sas.cruisingclub.org

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  • Haley Steering

    Sail Like This Girl

    Meet CCA member Haley King Lhamon. She is a cruiser, a champion racer, coach, and teacher, who co-skippered Team Sail Like a Girl in an extraordinary 2018 distance event, Race to Alaska.

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  • Glenn and Eddie

    Boatwatch gets a Make-Over

    Boatwatch is an organization that serves as a conduit between the family and friends of overdue and missing boaters and the many governmental agencies responsible for Search and Rescue Operations throughout the world

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  • Turtle with Plastic Bag

    No Plastic Oceans, says CCA Blue Medal Winner Jon Sanders

    Jon Sanders (with 10 previous solo global circumnavigations and recipient of the CCA Blue Water Medal "without date" -- referencing singular lifetime achievements)  will solo circumnavigate the globe for the eleventh time (see the Route):.

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  • Chan Reis

    ​​​​​​​Making iPhone Videos in Support of the Newport Bermuda Race

    ​​​​​​​Retired sailboat racer and Cruising Club of America member Chan Reis is sharing his talent for storytelling and imagery with sailors following in his wake. Here’s how he does it without fancy video gear—shooting and editing the whole production on his iPhone 8. Read more
  • Screen Shot

    Announcing the new CCA website

    The new and improved CCA website is here, and we hope you find it reflects our values: making adventurous use of the sea, sharing our experiences, and helping our fellow voyagers.

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  • Side shot of Oaxaca

    Man Overboard!

    S/V Oaxaca, skippered and navigated by CCA Members Michael Moradzadeh and Liz Baylis, experienced a MOB emergency in the 2019 California Offshore Week. The person, a highly experienced and well-known professional sailor, was recovered safely.

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  • Weather Chart

    Weather Course Video Available for Viewing

    Our highly successful all-day weather seminar is available in video form. Presented by acclaimed experts including Frank Bohlen, Lee Chesneau, and more, this series provides a comprehensive overview and drill-down into many aspects of coastal and offshore weather. Attendees agreed that this was time well spent. Please enjoy these videos and feel free to share them. Read more