CCA taking heroic nominations

From Ocean Navigator #127
January/February 2003
The Cruising Club of America is accepting nominations for its Rod Stephens Trophy, an award named for yacht designer Rod Stephens, one of two founders of Sparkman & Stephens in New York.

The CCA describes the award thus: “Since 2000 the CCA has presented its Rod Stephens Trophy to an individual who has brought about an act of seamanship that significantly contributes to the safety of a yacht or of one or more individuals at sea. Honoring the memory of an exemplar and teacher of the best seamanship, the Stephens award is open to all – crews and skippers, women and men, CCA members and non-members, and citizens of all countries.”

Tom Adams, a past winner, was a crewmember aboard the sloop Kirawan, who successfully patched a leak in the vessel during the 2000 Bermuda Race.

Nominations or requests for information should go to E. Newbold Smith, 871 Lesley Rd., Villanova, PA 19085.

By Ocean Navigator