Held at CA House on Saturday 23 October, the CA Celebratory Lunch was an occasion for members to meet up and celebrate the recipients of the 2020 CA Challenge Awards and winners of the 2020 Log Competitions.
Hosted by CA President Julian Dussek, the lunch welcomed around 50 CA members and staff, alongside special guest Mike Golding who presented the trophies and awards.
The Challenge Awards represent the highest honours presented by the association and shine a spotlight on the outstanding work and contributions made by individuals to the goals of the CA. The 2020 Awards were made in recognition of:
Awarded for: most outstanding contribution by a CA member to the work of the CA.
Presented to: Ann Crome, for her work within the Finance Committee, relating particularly to The Galley and its Covid closure and reopening.
Awarded for: best article on cruising matters to be published in Cruising.
Presented to: Liz Dodwell, for her article "Thinking small" describing a voyage on the Basingstoke Canal.
Awarded for: most valuable contribution to knowledge of a cruising area.
Presented to: Mike Henderson and Judith Grimwade for their work with the CA Almanac group.
Awarded for: outstanding service to The Cruising Association.
Presented to: Robin Baron, for his work as Chair of the Regulations and Technical Services (RATS) group.
Awarded for: services to the Sections.
Presented to: Lucy Gray, General Manager, for her work assisting Sections with Zoom webinars.
Michael Manton Commemorative Plate
Awarded for: exceptional help to Section members.
Presented to: Jesse James, for the help he provided, as HLR for Trinidad, to cruisers stranded in the Caribbean during the Covid pandemic.
Ann Crome, presented with the Knight Cup
Robin Baron, Chair of RATS, presented with the President's Plate
Lucy Gray, presented with the Laver Sextant
James Littlewood, winner of the Hanson Cup
Chris Adams, winner of the Lacey Trophy
Graham Keating, winner of The osCA
Judith Grimwade, presented with the Brittain Cup, in conjunction with Mike Henderson, not present
Liz Dodwell, presented with The Fid
Peter Bell, winner of the Hammett Trophy
CA Log Winners
Dating back to the 1920s, the CA’s annual log competitions are one of the oldest traditions of the CA and encourage the sharing of cruising experiences across a variety of categories.
Trophies are awarded to members for the best log of a cruise carried out in the most recent season. Competition judge, Cathy Brown, a former editor of Cruising magazine, selected the winning logs from submissions received from around the world:
Awarded for: best log of a cruise of any duration.
Presented to: James Littlewood of Paddington V for Escape from Covid lock-down to the Netherlands.
Read James's log here
The osCA, sponsored by Haven Knox-Johnston
Awarded for: best video log
Presented to: Graham Keating of Maunie of Ardwall for his log: The Post-Lockdown Shakedown - a cruise west from Dartmouth
See Graham's video here
Commenting on the presentation of The osCA, Paul Knox-Johnston said, "We, at Haven Knox-Johnston are so pleased to be able to support The osCA competition again this year. Associations like the CA have been at the forefront of helping their members throughout the world during these difficult times and we applaud the work they do and the support they offer. We have enjoyed seeing the great video footage from members and adding a great winner to the roll call of osCA recipients."
Awarded for: best log of a cruise of under 30 days.
Presented to: Malcolm Denham of Misty Blue for An Unintended Cruise South of the Loire.
Read Malcolm's log here
Awarded for: best log of a cruise in a vessel of up to 32’ LOA
Presented to: Anne Busch of Sirenuse for: A Covid Cruise Around The Danish Islands.
Read Anne's log here
Yachting World Family Cruising Award
Awarded for: best log of a family cruise or outstanding contribution to family cruising.
Presented to: Alan Kohler of eXcel of Cumbrae for Boating in Scotland with the Grand-kids.
Read Alan's log here
Awarded for: best photographic log of a cruise.
Presented to: Helen Shrewsbury of Cerulean for Covid Cruising in the UK.
Read Helen's log here
The Lacey Trophy
Awarded for: best member's website or blog covering cruising in the year.
Presented to: Chris Adams of Swallow for cruising blog.
Read Chris's log here
PBO Award - awarded by Practical Boat Owner
Awarded for: best photographic log of a cruise for the duration of 1 week.
Presented to: Mick de Pomerai of Operatix for The Gulf of Corinth: Escape from the Ionian!
Read Mick's log here
Awarded for: best log submitted by crew or skippers who used the CA's Crewing Service for their cruise.
Presented to: Peter Bell for The South coast of Spain and Portugal - 2020
Read Peter's log here
Submissions are invited from CA Members to the 2021 Log Competitions, which close on 31 December 2021.
Members can find out more on the Log Competition page.
26 October 2021