Past Winners

2007 Grand Prize Winner

Television - $5,000
Gay Rosenthal and David Rohr, The Learning Channel
“Little People, Big World” episode 36
Category Winners
Book - $1,000
Jerry Mashaw and Anne MacClintock
“Seasoned by Salt”, Sheridan house
Newspapers <100,000 - $1,000
Courtney McCann, Atlantic City Press, Atlantic City, NJ
“Smooth Sailing”
Newspapers 100,000+ - $1,000
Nyier Abdou,  Star Ledger, Newark, NJ
“Sailors Tap Reservoir of Delight”
Web - $1,000
Courageous Sailing Center
Magazine - $1,000
Roger Toll, Delta Airline’s SKY Magazine
“Tied Up in Knots”
Article - Honorable Mention
Kathy Moorhouse, Akron Life and Leisure Magazine
“Like Ducks to Water”
TV - Honorable Mention
Tucker Thompson/Versus Network
Americas Cup 32 Coverage

2006 Grand Prize Winner

Magazine Article - $5,000
Laura Manske, Family Circle
“Our Favorite Summer Vacation”
Category Winners
Columns - $1,000
Eileen Oqintz, Tribune Media Services
"Taking the Kids”
Book - $1,000
Captain Bill Pinkney
“As Long As It Takes”
Expanded Outlets - $1,000
Gary Jobson
2006 Lecture Series
Newspapers <100,000 - $1,000
Barbara Veneri
“Sea Notes: All Aboard”, The Standard Times, New Bedford
Newspapers 100,000+ - $1,000
Jane Lerner $1,000
“A Sport You Can Do Forever”, The Journal News, West Nyack, NY
Web - $1,000
Oceanside Yacht Club

2005 Grand Prize Winner & Crystal Cup

Newspapers of 100,000 Circulation Category - $5000
Joyce Harvey, Freelance Journalist, CNN & The Weather Channel
"Familys Can Learn to Sail on Any Budget"

2005 Category Winners

Magazine Category- $1,000
J.J. & Peter Isler, Cooking Light
"Sail Away"

Column Category - $1,000
John Glynn, Greenwich Times
"On the Water"

Newspapers Under 100,000 Category- $1,000
Bill Sargent, Florida Today
"Small Boat Day: An Intro to Sailing"

Expanded Outlets Category- $1,000
John Vigor, author
"The Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Started Sailing" (book)

Online/Websites Category - $1,000
The Boston Sailing Center

Special Commendation Award
Gary Jobson, Jobson Sailing Films
     in partnership with
Sunsail Sailing Vactions
"Paradise Found: Sailing the BVI" (DVD)

2004 Grand Prize Winner - $5,000

Cherie Sogsti
(Series of columns covering a wide range of sailing activity)
Freelance Journalist/Columnist for The Current, Orange County, CA

2004 Category Winners

Magazine Category- $1,000
Cindy Christian Rogers, History Channel Magazine
(feature story on tall ships)

Newspapers Over 100,000 Category- $1,000
Skip Kaltenheuser, Frelance Journalist, USA Today
(feature story on sailing vacations)

Newspapers Under 100,000 Category- $1,000
Mike Dunbar, Associate Editor, The Modesto Bee
(feature story about sailing in the Bay area)

Expanded Category- $1,000 (2 prizes awarded)
Anthony Sandberg and Sea Dog Designs for Website

Thomas Froncek, author,
A Splendid Madness- A Man. A Boat. A Love Story.

Broadcast Media Category- $1,000
Gary Jobson, Commentator and Geoff Mason, Producer
(NBC Olympic Sports- Coverage of Sailing)

2003 Grand Prize Winner 

Alexander Wolff
"Mast Appeal"
Sports Illustrated

2003 Category Winners

Michael Lyons - "A Father Daughter Adventure Around The Horn"
Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)

Newspapers under 100,000
Jo Donaldson - "Sailing Away"
Cumberland Times-News

Honorable Mention
Bethany Merrick Dunbar - "Cruising at Last is an Adventure to Experience"
Barton (VT) Chronicle

Newspapers over 100,000
Claudia L. Bayliss - "Borne By The Wind"
South Bend Tribune

HCP & Associates:
Tampa, FL

Print Columns
Charles Zusman
Newark Star-Ledger

2002 Grand Prize Winner

Gary Fallesen
Sailing 4-part Series
Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, NY)

2002 Category Winners

Broadcast Media
Gary Jobson - "80 Degrees North - An Expedition to the Arctic"

Lynn Carter - "Come Sail Away With Me"
Coastal Living

Newspapers under 100,000
Michael Hoeft- "Smooth Sailing"
Green Bay Press Gazette

Newspapers over 100,000
Herb McCormick - "The Boating Report"
New York Times

Sally Ford - "Bungee's Voyage"

2001 Grand Prize Winner

Paul Lagasse
"Taking it to the Wind"

2001 Category Winners

National Geographics Channels Intl. - "The Science of Sailing"
National Geographic Television

Honorable Mention
Sarah Deem - "Fast Forward"
Popular Mechanics Magazine

Honorable Mention
Alvah Simon - "To Survive"
The Travel Channel

Michael Verdon "The New Wave of Fast, Idiot-Proof Boats"
Men's Journal Magazine

Newspapers under 100,000
Ann Chandonnet - "Youths Learning on Water"
Juneau Empire

Newspapers over 100,000
Kristin Dizon - "Gone With the Wind- Learning to Sail Can Carry You Away"
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

2000 Grand Prize Winner

Mary Pat Lang
"Ocean Sailing in Florida"
(20 Public Television Stations)

2000 Category Winners

Les Thomas - "Set Sail for Paradise"
Southern Living

Expanded Outlets / Book:
Susan Sternkopf "Sail On-- A Book for Life"

Karen Klinka - "Junior Sailors Find Adventure"
The Oklahoman

1999 Grand Prize Winner

Eileen Ogintz
"An Ocean of Calm: Taking the Kids Sailing"
(over 50 magazines)

1999 Category Winners

Stephen Pizzo and Herb McCormick - Web coverage for Quokka Sports 98-99 Around Alone Race

James Gorant "How to be a Pirate Now: Bareboating Made Simple"
Men's Journal

Expanded Outlet / Book:
Doris Colgate - "Sailing: A Woman's Guide"

Broadcast / TV:
Joyce Harvey- America's Cup television coverage
CNN News Group

1998 Grand Prize Winner

Harry Munns"Wind Powered: For an Elite Few, Sailing Transcends Mellow and Becomes a Gutsy Action Sport"

Men's Fitness Magazine

1998 Category Winners

G. Patrick Pawling - "Positive Experience Sailing for Children"
The Press of AC

Susan Tyler Hitchcock - "Coming About: A Family Passage at Sea"

Broadcast / TV:
Marsha Walton - "Spirit of Adventure"

Angus Phillips - "Whitbread 'Round-the-World Race"
National Geographic Magazine

1997 Grand Prize Winner

Dan Dickinson
"Heaven on the Seas: How to Dive Into Bareboat Chartering"
Outside Magazine

1997 Category Winners

Annie-Laurie Blair - "Sailing Into Summer"
News-Gazette (Birmingham, NY)

Stephen Reverand - "Boatworks"
Public Broadcasting System

Expanded Outlet / Books:
JJ and Peter Isler - "Sailing for Dummies"
IDG Books

1996 Grand Prize Winner

James A. Hackney, III
"A Sailor's Log"
Washington (NC) Daily News

1996 Category Winners

Bill Marsano - "Fantastic Voyages: The Art of Chartering a Dream"
Hemispheres/United Airlines Magazine

Broadcast / TV:
Allison Orr and Janine Sharell - "Sail Away"
Cable News Network

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