We are an international organization of over 1,200 sailors who have voyaged the oceans for adventure and recreation. Our members have broad sailing experience, exemplified by superior seamanship and demonstrated through significant command. Equally important to the mission of the club are the members’ geniality of spirit and willingness to share knowledge and friendship through cruises, social events, publications, and posts on this website.

The CCA and its members contribute to the sport of sailing and history of yachting in many ways. The club makes awards for exceptional passage making, seamanship and literary works. The club organizes and runs the biennial Newport Bermuda Race, and conducts seminars on safety at sea for hundreds of sailors. The Bonnell Cove Foundation makes grants to not-for-profit organizations for projects in safety at sea and environmental protection.

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Name Tags Available!
Holly McDonough has taken on the task of look at various alternatives, and has made an arrangement with a name tag vendor which will allow any BOS member to order name tags and to have them shipped directly to you. This arrangement will avoid the more complex logistics of group orders which we have placed in the past. We have had several members, including the McDonoughs, order these tags as a trial run and they report that the process is simple and efficient.
Find the links and instructions on our "store" page....
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Fall Gam Published

Arriving soon in your mailbox, you can pre-read the Fall 2018 Gam online.  See it and other issues on the Gam page. Read all about the Newport-Bermuda race and other events around all our Stations and Posts!

New Members Elected

Congratulations to all our new members elected on November 13th. Click on a name for more information:

Bermuda Great Lakes
Robert Childs Ian Paisley
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Bermuda Race SAS streamlined, mandatory for skippers

Thanks to advances in technology, CCA is able to offer a considerably price-reduced hands-on SAS certificate. It's now mandatory for all skippers, so why not sign up now?  See their newsletter.

Mug Shot Member Jeanne Socrates Circumnavigation

Perhaps you were raised never to mention a lady's age. Our Jeanne Socrates revels in it. She has embarked, on October 3, to become the oldest female SOLO circumnavigator, and the first woman to solo circumnavigate from North America.  Leaving from Vancouver, B.C., this member of our San Francisco Station is now about 400 miles off Bahia San Ramon, Baja California. This is a restart of her earlier effort, which was derailed by a few mishaps including a boatyard tumble (her, not the boat) requiring a delay past a safe weather window for Cape Horn.

Follow her efforts at ...

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Sanctioned Safety at Sea Seminars

Whether you're planning an offshore race or just looking to build or refresh your sailing skills, our US Sailing Sanctioned Safety at Sea Seminars can be an important step. These courses include an online orientation and a full day of hands on and seminar presentations. Climb into a life raft, fire flares, throw lines, and more. Now offered several times per year. These satisfy US Sailing and World Sailing requirements and satisfy offshore race requirements.  For a further description and course list, see this link.

New Member Haley Lhamon on the Race to Alaska

Considered by some to be a sort of whacky exercise, this "almost no rules" race to Alaska (no engine power allowed) represents an interesting challengel  Haley Lhamon and her "all girl" team rose to the challenge.  Read about it here.

Schneiders Recognized for Safety at Sea Courses

Cruising couple Garry and Leslie Schneider have for several years been administering CCA's Safety at Sea seminars. Offered to Newport Bermuda racers and the general sailing public, the classes have benefitted many racers in meeting their race requirements and executing safer passages.  This evening (June 14), Garry and Leslie were honored prior to the start of the Newport Bermuda race by CCA Commodore Brad WIllauer for their work.

Garry and Leslie are handing the responsibility for these courses over to Mark Lenci, and they expect to put their teachings into practice as they...

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Spring Gam Posted

Arriving soon in your mailbox, but CCA members mey read online on the device of their choice.  Just open from the Gam page: https://cruisingclub.org/gam

New Members Elected

Congratulations to all our new members elected on March 19th. Click on a name for more information:

Bermuda Florida
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New Zealand Cruise Photos

Oh they are having a good time.  See the posted pictures on our photo gallery

New Officers Elected for 2018

At the general membership meeting, the following were elected


  • Commodore:   W. Bradford Willauer
  • Vice Commodore:  J.W. Robert Medland
  • Secretary:   Christopher L. Otorowski
  • Treasurer:   Peter L. Chandler
  • Historian:   John F. Towle



Terms expiring 2021:'

  • Wilson Fitt (BDO)
  • Peter A. Darbee (SAF)
  • Charles S. Willauer (BOS)


Terms expiring 2019:

  • James M. Morgan (SOC)
  • G. Waddy...
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The Finisterre Trophy Newport Bermuda Race Preview

Read all about the next edition of this classic race. And the races within the race.

At Am Cup Member Stan Honey honored by National Inventors Hall of Fame

How many of us have had our sports viewing by that line superimposed on the screen? Well, thank Stan.  He's being honored for that development by the Hall of Fame: 

Stan Honey: Sports Broadcast Graphic Enhancements
A pioneer in the field of sports television graphics, Stan Honey has transformed the viewing experience of millions of sports fans. Honey and his team created the Virtual Yellow 1st & Ten® line— which has been hailed as one of the most important developments in the history of sports broadcast technology. Work conducted by Honey and his team led...

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2017 Award Recipients

Webb Chiles (Hilton Head, S.C./Evanston, Ill), Rich Wilson (Boston, Mass.)  and Jessica Watson (Buderim, Queensland, Australia) are among our 2017 award recipients selected for outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing and the history of yachting. The awards will be presented at our annual Awards Dinner in New York on March 2, 2018. 


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