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Call for Nominations for BCA Cruising, Perpetual and Service Awards (2023)

Jennifer Handley

September 4th, 2023

Since 1978, the Bluewater Cruising Association has recognized its members’ achievements at annual awards ceremonies that take place in December in each Chapter.  These celebratory occasions inspire the “dreamers” among us, encourage the “do-ers”, and remind the “doners” of their own bluewater experiences.

Detailed information about BCA’s many cruising and perpetual awards, application criteria, and the nomination process can be found in this Currents article, on the BCA website and in the 2023 Member Directory, pp 15-17.

Nomination / Application Process

Think about your own sailing / crewing / volunteering experience this past year and what your BCA friends have been up to:

  • Have you recently returned from offshore or completed an offshore passage on your own boat?
  • Have you or any of your fellow BCA members completed an offshore passage as crew members aboard someone else’s boat?  Perhaps you participated in an offshore race to Hawaii, for example, or the boat’s return to the Pacific Northwest?
  • Are you retiring from a Chapter Watch or the Board of Directors after a minimum of three consecutive years of service?
  • Do you know someone who is eligible for a cruising or service award or deserves special recognition with a perpetual award?

If your answer is “yes” to any or all of these questions, please email Past Commodore, Leslie Hansen to apply for and/or nominate yourself and/or another member for an award.  The greatest compliment you can pay to a fellow BCA member is to put them forward as a nominee. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Leslie.

The application deadline is October 15. 2023.


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