Cruisers Wanted for Boat of the Year Judging

Think you have some boat judging skills? Here's your chance to show CW what you've got, we're currently looking for consumer judges for the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis.

Consumer Favorite

The Moorings 50.5 was a consumer judge favorite at the 2010 U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis.Billy Black

Are you headed to the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis this October? If so, we're again searching for a team of "consumer judges" to help us evaluate CW's 2012 Boat of the Year nominees. Interested cruising sailors should submit a 500- to 600-word review of a boat you've owned (with photo if possible), along with a brief description of the type of sailing you do, other boats you've owned, and your usual cruising grounds.

Winning entries in our "essay contest" will receive passes to the show, a reception with CW editors, and other goodies. All entrants will also be considered for publication in our Classic Plastic review section.

Send entries to by September 1, 2011. Good luck!