Sail America bestows prestigious awards to journalists in a variety of media categories who have successfully carried the message of sailing to a non-sailing audience. The Southam Awards were established in 1993 in honor of John Southam, a tireless promoter of sailing and the former publisher of Sailing World and Cruising World magazines. The Grand Prize winner receives a beautiful Crystal Cup and $5000 cash, while category winners receive $1000 each and a certificate.
Sail America’s Southam Awards program is on hiatus. We hope this is a temporary situation, and we are working to find new funding sources. Thank you for your interest in our work to promote sailing through the non-marine media. For past Southam Award winners, please click here.