1998 Blue Water Medal to DOUGLAS M. FRYER aboard Night Runner

For seamanship during 21,000 mile voyage from Seattle to Seattle by way of Cape Horn. His 10 months were plagued with hurricanes, squalls, and gear failures. He managed to jury-rig repairs at sea, even a loose skeg and bad rudder on a 1000-mile leg from Cocos Islands to Acapulco. Other stops: Puerta Vallarta, Falklands, Trinidad, Venezuela, Panama Canal.

Extra Information: 

1998

Boat Name: 

Night Runner

Year Awarded

1998