Cruising World takes Top Honors

CW editors and contributers win 22 awards at annual Boating Writers International Awards for 2010

February 19, 2011

Alvah Simon 1st Place

Alvah Simon took first place in the Boating Travel or Destinations Category with this story about cruising in Alaska.

Cruising World swept honors at the annual Boating Writers International awards, announced Friday morning, February 18, during the Strictly Sail Miami boat show. The magazine’s writers and editors earned three firsts, five seconds, and one third, in categories ranging from boating lifestyles to environment and gear tests. In the boating travel/destination category, CW claimed all prizes, from first place to certificate of merit. CW contributors also took 13 certificates of merit in the 18th annual contest. Sailing World, sister publication to CW, also earned awards; other titles in the Bonnier Marine Group, of which CW is included, also won honors.

For details log onto the BWI website

Boating Columns


Merit Awards

“On Watch” by Gary “Cap’n Fatty” Goodlander (Cruising World)
“Off Watch” by Wendy Clarke(Cruising World)
“Editor’s Letter” by Dave Reed (Sailing World)

Boating Lifestyles


2nd place, “Making Tracks On Moosehead Lake” by Mike Lee (Cruising World, May)

Merit Awards “Good Morning George Town” by Herb McCormick (Cruising World, Feb,)

Boating Profiles


Merit Awards

Shipwreck, Recovery, Inspiration” by Liza Copeland (Cruising World, Dec.)
A Sea Gaucho” by Alvah Simon (Cruising World, Sept.)
“Stress Test” by Stuart Streuli (Sailing World, Oct.)
The Old Girl’s Ready to Dance Anew” by John Rousmaniere (Cruising World, Dec.)

Boating Travel or Destinations


1st, “Where Might & Majesty Meet” by Alvah Simon (Cruising World, Nov.)
2nd, “The Sea Less Sailed” by Alvah Simon (Cruising World, July)
3rd, “Pearls Around The White Continent” by Deborah Shapiro (Cruising World, April)

Merit award to “Eat, Drink, Be Merry” by Elaine Lembo (Cruising World, Feb.)

Boating Adventures

2nd, “Closing the Circle” by Herb McCormick (Cruising World, Nov.); 3rd

Merit Awards

Racing Oneself Round the World” by Webb Chiles (Cruising World, April)

Boat/Engine Care and Maintenance

Merit Award
Girding for Silent Season” by Alvah Simon (Cruising World, Oct.)


1st, “Wonder Who’s Out There?” by Ben Ellison (Cruising World, May)
2nd “Testing Small-Dome Broadband Sat-Coms” by Gram Schweikert (Cruising World, July)

Ethics and Environment

2nd, “Dying From Seas of Debris” by Herb McCormick (Cruising World, Dec.)
Merit Award “Mother, Mother Ocean” by Alvah Simon (Cruising World, Dec.)

Seamanship, Rescue and Safety

Merit Awards “Gale Warning” by Myron Arms (Cruising World, Jan.)

Technical Writing

Merit Awards “Count on Your Compass” by Jeremy McGeary (Cruising World, July)

Gear, Electronics, and Product Tests

1st, “Underwater Cameras” by Bill Springer (Cruising World, Aug.)

Merit Awards

“Rad Radomes” by Ben Ellison (Cruising World, Jan.)

Original Online Content

1st, Panbo (.com) – The Marine Electronics Weblog, by Ben Ellison

Merit Awards

Around the Americas (.org) by Herb McCormick and David Thoreson

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