Cap'n Fatty wins two first place awards at the Boating Writer's International contest for Best Boating Stories of Year
February 17, 2012
Top marine journalists in the U.S. and beyond were recognized February 17 at the Miami International Boat Show in an annual writing contest conducted by the membership of Boating Writers International (BWI).
In its 19th year, the BWI contest attracted 113 participants submitting 301 entries. All submissions to the contest were published in 2011. Each of the categories (noted below along with sponsors) was judged by four active journalists in the first few weeks of the New Year.
2011 Annual Contest Results:
1. Boating Columns – sponsored by KVH Industries, Inc.
1st place, “On Watch” by Gary “Cap’n Fatty” Goodlander (Cruising World); 2nd place, “On the Wind” by Chris Caswell (Sailing); 3rd place, “Off Watch” by Wendy Clarke (Cruising World). In this category, entrants are required to submit three related columns to be judged. Describing the top choices, category chair Marlin Bree says, “Here are grabber openings, building reader involvement, twisting plot points – all followed up with such a satisfying climax that you know they are all surely from a master writers’ toolbox.”
5. Boating Adventures – sponsored by Yamaha Marine Group.
1st, “The Voyage in Between” by Gary Goodlander (Cruising World, Jan.); 2nd, “Emergency Exit” by Chris Caswell (Yachting, Aug.); 3rd, “From Penguins to Palm Trees” by Beth Leonard (Cruising World, April). Said judge Lenny Rudow, “’Voyage’ drew me into the world of sailing adventures, from the first line to the last, with a mix of real-world experience, history, and geography. I read, I learned, I was entertained.”
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