CRUISING AWARDS CRITERIA
LONG DISTANCE CRUISES
- The skipper must be a regular member, cruising aboard any boat as long as he or she is the skipper.
- Each blue water cruise must be during a single trip and may leave any port and return to any port. Blue water is defined as ocean cruising port to port.
- If cruising categories are combined, overlapping mileage can only be counted toward one cruise.
- Contestants must submit a brief written itinerary and map of cruises to the Cruise Chairman prior to 1 December.
- Chart mileage or GPS mileage may be used in computing cruise distance in nautical miles and a daily record, in terms of mileage A to D via B & C (rhumb line), must be provided to the Cruise Chairman prior to 1 December if he requires such information in order to determine an award winner.
SHORT DISTANCE CRUISES
Contestants must submit a brief note to the Cruise Chairman prior to 1 December, listing the dates of the ECSA cruises in which they participated. Points will be awarded as follows:
5 points awarded if arriving by boat
3 points awarded if hosting the cruise
2 points awarded if arriving by land
(points are cumulative for each event)
BLUE WATER CRUISING
Awarded to the skipper logging the greatest distance offshore. Blue water is considered ocean cruising port-to-port.
Awarded to the skipper logging the greatest distance, while cruising in and to the Bahama Islands.
FLORIDA WATERS CRUISING
Awarded to the skipper logging the greatest single cruise distance while cruising in Florida waters.
INDIAN RIVER CRUISING
Awarded to the skipper actively participating throughout the year in the most ECSA sponsored short distance weekend cruises.
INLAND WATER CRUISING
Awarded to the skipper logging the greatest accumulative cruise distance while cruising the inland waterways to a destination outside Florida.
JIM ROSS MEMORIAL TROPHY (MOTOR VESSEL CRUISING)
Awarded to the member, logging the greatest distance in any given calendar year on a single voyage, either blue water and/or inland waters in a motor vessel (not a sailboat). This award was created to recognize the cruising accomplishments of ex-sailors who have moved over to power vessels.
DOT HARDENSTEIN AWARD
This award is presented to the female member who has helped the club meet its original purpose, which in part states . . . “its members shall actively encourage the highest standards of yachting safety, integrity, courtesy and camaraderie.”
SPIRIT OF SAILING AWARD
This trophy is awarded to the member or couple who, over a period of time, has demonstrated meritorious or unselfish benevolent behavior which serves to foster the spirit of sailing. Nominations for the award may be made by ECSA members and the recipient is selected by the Board of Governors. Current elected officers of the Association are excluded from consideration.
The best photo of the year of ECSA sailing activities, as judged by the Vice Commodore. Submissions are due by Christmas to the contest chairman, Bob Wiley.