1st, "The Last Wave" by Herb McCormick (Sept.)
2nd, "Searching for Guo" by Ronnie Simpson (Feb.)
Merit Award: "The 700-Mile Corner" by Webb Chiles (Sept.)
Judge Bob Arrington described the first-place choice as, "A pulse-pounding story of survival that reminds us that adventures, even for seasoned bluewater sailors, always come with life-threatening risk. The writer successfully draws the reader onboard during a harrowing experience with a brave globe-trotting couple.