CCA Blue Water Medal presented to Alex Whitworth

2010 CCA Annual General Meeting at NYYC Alex Whitworth 2010 Blue Water Medalist receives his award from CCA Commodore Sheila McCurdy Photo: Dan Nerney
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The Cruising Club of America (CCA) celebrated its outstanding sailors of 2010 during the annual Awards Dinner on March 4, 2011, at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan where CCA Commodore Sheila McCurdy (Middletown, R.I.) made presentations to the following winners:

Blue Water Medal (left to right): Alexander Whitworth (Sydney, Australia) accepts the 2010 Blue Water Medal from Cruising Club of America Commodore Sheila McCurdy and Awards Chair Bob Drew at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan. Whitworth received the Blue Water Medal for his circumnavigation of the world via the Northwest Passage West to East (see main photo)

Far Horizons Award (left to right): William E. Cook (Hyannis, Mass.) accepts the 2010 Far Horizons Award from Cruising Club of America Commodore Sheila McCurdy and Awards Chair Bob Drew at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan. Cook received the Far Horizons Award for a series of meritorious voyages to the far north of the globe including cruises to Greenland and Baffin Island, Canada.

2010 CCA Annual General Meeting at NYYC 2010 Far Horizons Award Winner Bill Cook on left receives his award from CCA Commodore Sheila McCurdy and Awards Chairman Bob Drew Photo: Dan Nerney
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Rod Stephens Trophy (left to right): Alessandro Di Benedetto (Rome, Italy) accepts the Rod Stephens Trophy from Cruising Club of America Commodore Sheila McCurdy at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan. Di Benedetto received the Rod Stephens Trophy for his resourcefulness in jury rigging Findomestic, a 21-foot (6.5-meter) monohull, during his approach to Cape Horn in 2010 during his solo, non-stop circumnavigation of the globe.

2010 CCA Annual General Meeting at NYYC Alessandro DiBeneditto, 2011Rod Stephens Trophy Winner w/CCA Commodore, Sheila McCurdy. Photo: Dan Nerney Photo
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