The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Last Call for BCA Cruising, Perpetual and Service Awards Nominations (2022)

Jennifer Handley

October 12th, 2022

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 sailing and perpetual awards, application criteria, and the nomination process can be found in this recent Currents article, on the BCA website and in the 2022 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 just returned from offshore or completed an offshore passage?  Did you participate in an offshore race to Hawaii, for example, or the boat’s return to the Pacific Northwest?  Are you or any of your crew members eligible for a cruising award (see list below)?
  • 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 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 26, 2022.


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