NEWPORT, R.I. (January 16, 2018) – Working on your skills, no matter what the activity, is key to improving performance. In a sport such as offshore sailing, that includes improving your understanding of weather data -- just knowing the wind direction and velocity is not enough. In its latest effort to promote on-the-water safety, the Cruising Club of America (CCA) is offering 10 scholarships to its upcoming Weather Symposium, February 10, 2018, at the MITAGS Conference Center (692 Maritime Blvd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090).
The scholarships are available to sailors, especially younger sailors, with significant offshore sailing experience who are interested in marine weather fundamentals, forecasts and forecasting, and the role of the navigator, to improve their offshore cruising – and racing – experiences. The CCA stations (Bermuda, Boston, Bras d'Or, Chesapeake, Essex, Florida, Great Lakes, New York, Pacific Northwest, San Francisco and Southern California) may identify qualified potential young candidates, but sailors with no connection to a local station can indicate their interest in attending by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, address and a brief summary of their offshore sailing experience.
More detailed information on the symposium is available CLICK HERE
About the Cruising Club of America
The Cruising Club of America is well-known internationally as one of the foremost resources on offshore cruising and racing. The club is comprised of more than 1,300 accomplished ocean sailors who willingly share their expertise with the greater sailing community through books, articles, blogs, videos, seminars and onboard opportunities. The CCA is also one of the principal organizers of the legendary, biennial Newport Bermuda Race. Ocean safety and seamanship training through publications and hands-on seminars is a critical component of the club's national and international outreach efforts. The club has 14 stations and posts around the United States, Canada and Bermuda, and CCA members are actively engaged with the next generation of ocean sailors as they look forward to the club’s second century of serving the offshore sailing community. For more information visit www.cruisingclub.org.
Bermuda * Boston * Bras d'Or * Chesapeake * Essex * Florida * Great Lakes New York * Pacific Northwest * San Francisco * Southern California