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Old 18-01-2007, 03:08   #1
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Minoru Saito, an admired Japanese solo sailor who at the age of 71 completed his seventh single-handed circumnavigation of the world (50 foot sloop, “Shutendohji II”), was selected by the Cruising Club of America to receive the prestigious Blue Water Medal for 2006.
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The crew of ABN AMRO TWO was selected by the Cruising Club of America to receive the 2006 Rod Stephens Trophy for Seamanship for skillfully carrying out the nighttime recovery of an overboard crewmember during the Volvo Ocean Race.
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I can't decide if I hate or love the CCA. They are, at heart, an exclusionary social "club" of the worst sort; a country club which only allows people they think are "appropriate", and their idea of what makes a cruiser is IMLTHO pretty skewed. Still, like the swank country club, I'd rather like to be recognized as meeting their standards even if they are twisted and sad, but sorta social.

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