ICOM/Ocean Navigator Photo Contest winners

Thanks to everyone who submitted photos to the ICOM/ON photo contest. We received great images from our readers that reflected all areas of voyaging. On these pages  are the images that won their photographers the ICOM handheld radios. 

First place and winner of an ICOM IC-M94D goes to Jennifer Massaro who sent in a photo of her son Dante Massaro sailing the family boat Benevento, a Pacific Seacraft 40, after handling the notorious potato patch while headed inbound to San Francisco Bay. Dante is an old hand at ocean sailing, having sailed from San Francisco to Europe when he was 11 years old. He currently attends University of California Santa Cruz and is on the sailing team. According to Jennifer, Dante plans to use the ICOM handheld for UC sailing team events.

Second place and winner of an ICOM IC-M73 goes to Baxter Gillespie who sent a drone shot of his boat Terrapin, a 1982 Valiant 47 designed by Bob Perry and one of only 17 Valiant 47s built, flying the spinnaker on a calm day while off the Mull of Kintyre in western Scotland. 

Third place and winner of an ICOM IC-M37 goes to Roel Hoekstra who took his photo aboard Sonrisa, an X-Yachts XP44 owned by Jeffrey McCarron, catching the glow of sunrise in the Atlantic while Roel was sailing in the 2023 Ida Lewis Distance Race from Newport, R.I.