April 12, 2016
From across the globe, members of the Cruising Club of America (CCA) assembled at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan to recognize their outstanding sailors of 2015 during the international organization’s Annual Awards Dinner on March 4, 2016.
Photo 1: Tom and Vicky Jackson, recipients of the CCA Blue Water Medal with CCA Commodore James Binch
photo credit: CCA/Dan Nerney
Representing a broad array of sailing achievements, the recipients of the 2015 Blue Water Medal and the Blue Water Medal “Without Date,” Far Horizons Award, Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship and the Richard S. Nye Trophy were celebrated for their accomplishments.
The Cruising Club of America presented British sailors Tom and Vicky Jackson its 2015 Blue Water Medal, established in 1923 to recognize examples of meritorious seamanship and adventure upon the seas. For more about the Jacksons extensive racing and cruising, over more than 34 years aboard their 40’ Sparkman & Stephens-designed Sunstone, please click here.
Far Horizons Award
The 2015 Far Horizons Award was presented to Kaspar and Trisha Schibli, of Victoria, British Columbia, in recognition of their extensive offshore cruising, especially their current multi-ocean cruise. For more on the Schiblis, please click here.
Photo 2: CCA Commodore James Binch with Far Horizon Awardees Trisha and Kaspar Schibli Photo credit: CCA/Dan Nerney