Winning Cruising Association Logs

The Cruising Association’s annual Log Competition sees nine trophies awarded to members for the best log of a cruise carried out in the recent season in a variety of categories.

In addition, the osCA, sponsored by Haven Knox-Johnston, is awarded for the best video log of a cruise. This year it was won by Graham Keating for ‘The post-lockdown shakedown – a cruise west from Dartmouth’.

Highlights of the log entries from 2020, a most unusual year, include Alan Kohler’s winning entry in the Yachting World Family Cruising Trophy: Best log of a family cruise.

Judge Cathy Brown said: “Forced by Covid restrictions to abandon his plan to take his grandchildren through the Crinan Canal, Alan Kohler came up with the idea of taking them day sailing – entirely permitted within the rules. This log records some of the shortest voyages ever mentioned in the CA log competition – in one case only 200m!”

The top prize of The Hanson Cup for the best log of a cruise of any duration, goes to James Littlewood, with Judge Cathy full of praise.
 “This log has absolutely everything – excellent photographs, useful maps and charts, all the passage-making information needed to follow the route – and generous coverage of all the incidental pleasures of cruising: eating and drinking, shopping, cycle touring, local history, wildlife, and plenty more besides. It also touches on the downsides of Covid restrictions and Brexit implications. Most of all, the log is a very entertaining read, laced with self-deprecating humour.”

All winners received certificates and an engraved gift. For more details and the full list of winners visit: www.theca.org.uk/news/2020_log_comp_winners

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