An award winning blog….

In February I received the very exciting news that Whinchatter had won an award – The Lacey Trophy for the best online website/blog.  I’d entered the blog in the Cruising Association’s annual competition at the end of 2012, and was delighted to receive the news I’d won earlier this year!



The awards evening was back in March, at Cruising Association House, back when I was on a crutch (another story).  The trophy was presented by Geoff Hunt, who’d given a brilliant talk on his marine art.  I got my mitts on the trophy for a few moments, but got to keep a Cruising Association clock as a memento (which now sits proudly opposite my desk at home).

The award includes publication in this quarter’s Cruising Association magazine, which had landed on our door mat when we were sailing.  What a thrill to see extracts from Whinchatter in print!  I’ve taken a very crude scan and then screen print to share my name in print – and a wonderful photo of Whinchat under cruising chute taken by our friend Tim last summer…. Do peer in and take a closer look (reference page 45)!!

Cruising Association Contents


In the Editor’s comments, she writes that the Lacey Trophy had the most entrants of any category.  This makes me so very proud, pleased, inspired.  I only wish that there was more of a sailing story to tell this year – but there is a story, so I will write what there is in the coming weeks.